.. continued from Part 3
General Allied situation at 1040 hrs :
|Meanwhile, back at Allied base camp, the bugle has sounded, and the order to begin the real attack is about to commence.
You can see some distance in the background, the French Grand Battery lobbing shells into the Prussian advanced guard.
The continued clash in the center, prior to Noon :
|Position taken ! The French artillery is no longer a fighting force on that flank.
To make matters worse for the French, the Russians have captured a battery worth of French guns, and they know how to use them too !
The events of Noon :
|A simple mop up operation for the Russians in the center. The remainder of the French artillery is routed, whilst 'Les Invalides' are further engaged by the slow deliberate pinning attack.
|Out on the far right flank, the main Austrian force advances forward in good order, much to the amusement of the inhabitants of AchtzehnHeiligen :)
Events surrounding the continued engagement :
Next - the rolling engagement moves into the city itself as it takes on the main French force.
Meanwhile, the main Austrian attack has now sighted the French reserve forces on the French left, and the main battle is about to open up.
Continued in Part 5 with some conclusions, and even more houserule hacks !