Which is why we find ourselves looking at this One Hour Game scenario loosely inspired by CS Grant's Reinforcements on Table.
|The main bodies of both armies are, technically, just off table at the start.|
The French had an advance unit on the hill with 2 stands of pike and 2 of shot. Entering the table from the rear on turn two was a 2 stand unit of Gendarmes including the Commander and a unit with 4 pike and 2 shot.
|The Imperial forces at the edge of the playing field.|
The Imperials, entering the board on turn one, had a unit with 2 stands of Lancers including the Commander, a unit with 2 stands of mounted arquebusiers and a unit of Landsknechts with 2 shot and 6 pike.
|Not over yet.|
The Imperial infantry tried to storm the steep hill but despite 2:1 odds, 3:1 in pikes they were eventually repelled. In the meantime, the light horse rode forward to try to delay the reinforcements but the French Gendarmes went through them like a hot knife then pursued into the Lancers almost routing them.
|The Imperial army has been repulsed and is on the point of breaking.|
By turn 7 of 15, it was all over.