Just finished a interested and close game with Mark (Russian side).
With early 2 killed French leaders, he goes in front with 5:3 (and my chances was now small,
with 2 leaders less).
I could press forward on french right, and kill his ART there, indifferent of this,
at game middle the result was
8:5 for Mark.
But he had a lot of single block units left (most in center and his left)
and this was my last chance.
With some tactical moves to save the french units on their weak left and / Center/left section, i could win finally the game 10:8.
We've been playing it and French player won both games by 10/2. In the 1st one, French had 3 "Cavalry charge" cards in his hands, so it was very difficult to resist. During the 2nd game, Cavalry made its job more slowly but efficiently. And the both french players had good dices too. I think that's it very hard to win with the Russian side, especially regarding the weakness of the infantry (no Grenadiers or Elite units).