David I. (Allies) 6 banners
Geoff H. (French) 3 banners
Played 8 hours after game 1 ( won by Allies 6-2 ) to squeeze into the generously extended deadline. Similar to game 1 we largely played on the flanks with artillery exchanging in the centre. Austrians seemed to have the initiative, helped by two Charge if charged and infantry first cards which blunted French counter-attack. At the end a successful attack by the 3-block Austrian light behind the left artillery emplacement was decisive.
Dice were against the French a bit and apart from a couple of early Light infantry, reinforcements were either blocked or failed to materialize. Given the lack of centre cards it may not have made too much difference.
In the end a similar outcome to game 1 but well-deserved victory went to Geoff despite his relative unfamiliarity with this iteration of C&C. Good luck for the rest of the tournament Geoff.
Geoff (gheintze) Austria 6 banners
Dave I French 2 banners
This battle was mostly fought on the flanks. An initial move by the Austrians on their left with the counter by the French resulted in 1 banner for each side. The action then moved to the Austrian right. The French heavy cavalry moved up the center before turning toward the French right flank -- however, on their way, the leader was taken out on a 2 dice roll after an artillery shot hit. (2-1 Austrians). The heavy cavalry then earned another banner for the French after arriving on the French right.
The Austrians continued pressing on their right eliminated another infantry and leader (this time on 1 die) to take the 4-2 lead.
This situation persisted for some time until a daring move into the middle by the weakened light Austrian cavalry managed to claim the last two banners.
a couple of post round points;
1. It is the responsibility of the winner to post the result, and if not reported.. it didn't happen..
2. If you have tried to contact your opponent without a response, telling me after the deadline isn't any use.
I can't stress enough how important it is in an international tournament to contact your opponent early. The different timezones, different seasons and different holidays can be challenging. Don't assume that you can do it on the last weekend, or that VASSAL will be 100% reliable.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.