I had the pleasure of playing this twice with Bayernkini. Always great fun to play with him because he is so skilled. My opinion of this scenario is that it is far too luck dependent. One string of bad rolling, and the scenario can be over in a hurry for either side. It seems to lack the wonderful maneuver element that is so special in CCN. 4 banners in a scenario full of cavalry on both sides just doesn't work IMHO. I feel bad for those poor french infantry units on the left because I suspect they will rarely ever get any action unless the French intentionally withdraws cavalry in a hurry from the right, to avoid mixing it up in a cavalry match. But if that is done, they lose the chance to finish off the HC unit early.
Maybe a few more plays and I'll see something in this scenario I haven't seen yet, but so far, I don't rate it amongst my favored ones.
General of Division Anne Jean Marie René Savary arrived with a task force consisting of the 1st Hussar and 7th Chasseurs à Cheval Regiments, giving the French a total of eight cavalry regiments.
neither of these regiments are lancers as far as I can tell, and my thought is a concession to unit count limitations. There were 3 French Light Cavalry (LC) in the Base game, and 3 LC in Expansion 4. With 7 LC in this scenario, I guess that they used a LNCR as the 7th LC in the furthermost corner to allow play with just Base & Expansion 4. Substituting a French LC for the LNCR will have negligible effect.
My view on this scenario that it is far better balanced by reducing all the French cavalry to 3 blocks.
I recently played this with the Prussians losing 4-1. We played it again with the reduced French cavalry and it was a French victory 4-3, but the Prussians were unlucky to miss a winning roll.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Prussian heavy cavalry was eliminated on the first card. The French used two Force Marches to move up the Light Infantry on the left. The Prussians could not stand up to the combined attack of the Lights and a cavalry assault in the center. French 4-1.