Viridovilas (Austrian): 9
MarkMcG (French): 4
It was as expected a tough battle. The day was mainly decided by a pair of episodes: two brave French charges welcomed by Austrian artillery canister (lucky draw). The first one in the early stage of the battle conducted by a bunch of Republican infantries against the Allied left flank and the second by the sumptuous French cavalry in the centre of the field.
The score stayed more or less balanced from the beginning to the end. The French started aggressively attacking on their left flank. The Allies relied mainly on their artillery (two bombard cards in a row) to reduce and possibly dislodge French units from the villages. They suffered the usual losses from the French heavy cavalry units but in the end they managed to eliminate them both. In the last 3/4 rounds, the victory could have gone both ways. I think this is the first time I play against Andrey (Gileforn) and I really enjoyed it. He reminded me of the rules on a couple of occasions and was very patient for a disconnection caused by my new computer. The log file is from him.
There is no man more pusillanimous than I when I am planning a campaign. I purposely exaggerate all the dangers and all the calamities that the circumstances make possible. I am in a thoroughly painful state of agitation. This does not keep me from looking quite serene in front of my entourage; I am like an unmarried girl laboring with child. Once I have made up my mind, everything is forgotten except what leads to success.~Napoleon