Game 1 Greg O (Austrian) 5 banners Twan van Dijk (French) 4 banners
French Cav charged on the right flank, a terrific battle ensued, but the French lost two cav and it's leader, leaving a Light Cav unit that survived a flurry of attacks until the Austrian artillery finally cleared it off the hill. Two French Bayonet Charges evened the battle up, and the Austrians gained the last banner on the left flank.
Game 2 Greg O (French) 2 banners v Twan van Dijk (Austrian) 5 banners
The battle was primarily in the center. Two Austrian Infantry combat first cards blunted the French attacks, a French push with Cav in the center and two reserves from the rear gave the French a glimmer of hope to get some banners, but the Austrians smashed the French with ease.
These were fun and exciting battles, 5 banners games can be quite fun and play fast.
CaptTonio (French): 5
Scipio1zama (Austrian): 2
French cavalry charged up the Austrian Left flank and took out their heavy cavalry unit. Then, with the Light Cavalry units, attacked the Austrian Line who quickly formed square. The French cavalry struggled, but never could defeat the Austrian infantry in Battalion Mass, but in one Hosannah moment, killed the Austrian leader. The Austrian artillery wiped out one French LC, and damaged the others, but could not kill them. Then the French attacked on the Austrian left flank, bringing up reserves and surviving the Austrian muskets to break a unit and push them back. The Austrians eliminated a French line unit, but then the French drew Bayonet Charge and broke the Austrian flank.
Great game! Thanks to Mike for being patient with tech problems and for two great games.