This was one of the closest games of CCN I have ever played!
Final result was a French win 7-6 after the Allies got an early 4-0 lead.
Early French advances in the centre were shredded by musket and rifle fire from the Allied light troops.
Slow advances on the French left got similar treatment and a timely Rally draw and play by the Allies made it harder for the French to finish off depleted units. The Allies then got a fifth banner before the French finally "got off the mark".
Timely First Strike cards by the French helped stave off defeat when the Allies had isolated units ripe for the picking.
A couple of closely played French Bayonet Charges then evened the score and then gave the French the lead 6-5.
Despite some counters by the Allies poor musketry let the French off the hook (6-6) and they finally overwhelmed the centre of the Allied line to get the win (7-6).
Played this scenario against John Mitchell on 25th March 2015.
I played French first. Pushing forward in the centre forced the Allies out of their advanced positions - and a lucky die roll gave me my first banner. The two armies manoeuvred into pretty much two lines across the battlefield. The French now advanced both flanks. On their left, the Grenadier Guards countered and were beaten back. The Heavy Cav advanced and came under musket fire that damaged them, but put a unit into square. The British counter on the French right chased off the cavalry, but took casualties. The French countered, taking out the infantry and allowing their cavalry out. They forced some British inf into square, but got mauled. A French attack on the left took out a unit and a leader, but the Brits rallied. A final flurry in the centre saw the French win 7:5, the battlefield strewn with damaged units.
Reversing the roles, the scenario again started with a French advance in the centre, removing the advanced Allied units - not least because I chose to retire. A French advance on their left got a bloody nose from the Grenadier Guards. A strong advance in the centre saw the French destroy the British artillery, but take some damage themselves. More manoeuvring followed with the final skirmishing on the French left giving them the win 7:4. This time, however, both sides had plenty of full-strength units and had retained their formations. And John won the encounter 12:11, damn his eyes!
Last edit: 4 years 6 months ago by Pevans. Reason: Complete editing started yesterday
We played twice, as British I beat French 7:1 and as British my friend beat French 7:6
I was quite lucky first time, the Light Foot dominated the centre of field to great effect, and French were mostly defeated there. The second game was more even across flanks with the British Guard Grenadiers coming up via La Grand Manoeuvre, So overall I came out ahead across the games.