Comments on the rules etc will have to wait until sometime next week as I need to turn my attention to setting up the planned Charge! game on Sunday but I like the bigger grid.
The initial cavalry clash went against the Blue Dragoons but an attempt by the Queen's Lancers to follow up and drive out the Oberhilse infantry was bloodily repulsed. The 2nd squadron dismounted and managed to hang on until relieved.
With opposing troops fighting along main street, the Faraway artillery backed by cavalry watched the right flank and shelled the rear of the town. On the opposite flank the Oberhilse infantry and artillery began to flank the redcoats in town while threatening the far village. There seemed like small room for the Red cavalry to intervene unless they were willing to brave artillery and rifle fire in a bold but probably suicidal charge. They got lucky! A whirlwind of cavalry drove the guns off and sent the 2nd Blue Guards scurrying into the cover of the woods. The first Guards were sent to drive the redcoats out of the town to grab back the advantage but the Red infantry was as lucky as the horsemen and the attack was repelled. Various attempts by the Blue Dragoons to emulate their opponents were driven back by fire but the efforts did give some relief to the infantry huddling for cover amongst the buildings.