Victory Results:
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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  100 %
Total plays 1 - Last reported by Bayernkini on 2016-10-16 11:37:12

Historical Background
The battle began with a Russian artillery and infantry attack on the Ottoman redoubts that formed Balaclava's first line of defence. The Ottoman forces initially resisted the Russian assaults, but lacking support they were eventually forced to retreat. When the redoubts fell, the Russian cavalry moved to engage the second defensive line held by the Ottoman and the Scottish 93rd Highland Regiment in what came to be known as the 'Thin Red Line'.
This line held and repulsed the attack; as did General James Scarlett's British Heavy Brigade who charged and defeated the greater proportion of the cavalry advance, forcing the Russians onto the defensive. However, a final Allied cavalry charge, stemming from a misinterpreted order from Raglan, led to one of the most famous and ill-fated events in British military history – the Charge of the Light Brigade.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?


Set-Up Order

Hill 9
HillEntrenchments 3
HillRugged 3


Battle Notes

British-Ottoman Army
• Commander: Raglan
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 4 Tactician Cards)

Line Infantry Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry General   Line Infantry Light Infantry Militia Infantry Foot Artillery General
1 3 3 2   5 1 1 1 1

Russian Army
• Commander: Liprandi
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 5 Tactician Cards)
• Move First

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Light Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Foot Artillery Horse Artillery General
3 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 3


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Special Rules
• Orange units are Ottoman unit. Ottoman are treated as Spanish in all respects (except, LT have 4 blocks).
• Highlanders (British Line) may ignore 1 Flag (2 flags vs Cavalry)
• Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll rule is NOT in effect. 1 Russian LN and FA as indicated start at Paper Strength.

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Fencer replied the topic:
1 year 11 months ago
The Highlanders really had long-range weapons. But there is no point in exaggerating the bravery of the Highlanders. The truth is that there was no struggle with the "thin red line". The Cossacks (the Hussars did not attack the Highlanders at all) did not even lose a single person. The shooting was conducted from a distance of 500 (!) meters. The myth about "thin red line" was invented by journalist William Russell.
Mark-McG replied the topic:
6 years 3 months ago
The 93rd Highlanders were equipped with Enfield Rifles, so I think should have a range of 3. Treat them otherwise exactly like British Line, except range f 3, and can ignore 1 flag, or 2 flags vs cavalry.