Nice fight, thought I was in trouble when I lost my french artillery & french heavy cavalry to the russian light cavalry (first a cavalry charge which made 3 hits on the artillery, then a first strike which killed 3 heavy cavalry blocks). However, I just abandoned the centre afterwards and made progress on the flanks. Eventually, when it was 5-5 in banners, I suddenly remembered the victory rules for the town hexes, and noticed I was in possession of the French Left Flank towns, for 7-5 victory.
Played the game twice against Mark and the French won both games again, without any chance of the Russian.
Aside from the fact that the scenario setup is one of the most outbalanced ones,
i would try it next with a small housrule.
Similar like Memoir 44, all units which enters a Frozen Lake/River hex, indifferent of the reason (also on retreats),
roll 2 dice. And for each XSW (Saber), the unit loose one block.
And i would try this houserule for all frozen lakes/rivers
Played yesterday at our club :
1st round : 7/6 for the Russians who were very lucky (destroying 7 french units) and so without flanking force arriving at Mohrungen...
2nd round : 7/5 for the French in a more balanced scenario