Today’s game, the last for the year, was a Retreat from Moscow game, where the five each each took command of a single unit (in some cases two units) of retreating French, while I played the Russians. The details of the scenario can be found here.
It was a fun four or five hours on a lazy summer’s day. Rather than describe the action in detail I will just add a number of images here in no particular order.
|Unit of militia are intercepted by two French units, while Napoleon’s sled passes behind on the road.|
|A closer view of the militia|
|The infantry close in around the Emperor|
|One of Marbot’s sleds races through the snow|
|A French unit prepares to fight off some militia|
|The Russian Jägers face off against the French infantry|
|The French cavalry|
|The French see off the Jägers and militia cavalry|
|The starting positions of the French|
|The French cavalry in full retreat|
|The Jägers, supported by some militia artillery prepare to advance|
|The Emperor is escorted from the town|
|The Emperor makes for the bridge|
|Three of the French units (plus the Emperors) have crossed the bridge|
|The Cossacks, the militia cavalry and the peasants are nipping at the heels of the French rearguard.|
In the end the Emperor escaped along with most of the French. Only the French cavalry were lost.