After the trip to Russia it was high time for a Borodino refight, I took command of the russians and my father the imperials. The main difference from the previous refight was that after going there I realized that there wasn't any waterloo style ridge but the place was quite flat, so the only height I have put is the one at the grand redoubt.
Below Utitsa woods and village, over them the Shevardino redoubt & village and the flèches to the left, over the Kolocha river, grand redoubt and village of Semenovskaya to end with the villages of Borodino and Gorki on top.
View of the newly made redoubts.
Flèches with lots of guns
Great redoubt with position battery
Kutuzov & Smolensk's Virgin
Village of Borodino
Frenchies before Borodino, Eugene's corps
Davout's corps around Shevardino
Poniatowsky's poles on the imperial right flank
And Murat's cavalry reserve
I took the chance to wear for the first time a T-shirt I bought in Russia.
The battle began and the guns on the flèches made the french battery limber up covering the advance of the cuirassiers.
The russian cav advanced on the right
The redoubt's guns also made limber their counterparts
Eugène quickly launched his infantry on the isolated garrison
While the french reserve also moved there
The infantry amassed before Utitsa and pushed forwards
The guns kept covering the advance of the cuirassiers
Since the french were pushing to my right I reinforced it with the guard
The french took Borodino from where I retreated
And began opening fire
The imperial guard garrisoned Shevardino
While the poles kept moving slowly in the Utitsa wood
I then assaulted Borodino with two units
I took the guns out of one flèche and moved them towards Shevardino
Face off in the wood
Barclay de Toilly got killed in the Bordino assault and some french infantry that assaulted my flank got repulsed and retreated so a good death.
But the village passed into russian hands
I moved an infantry unit towards Shevardino
While charging the poles with my cuirassiers, mauled by musketry
Then a deady crossfire began upon Shevardino
The infantry squared up but the french chasseurs charged regardless, obviously they were repulsed
Uvarov got himself killed while the cuirassiers struggled with the poles
The other pole unit charged my grenadiers
Another french unit that had been marching all day under cannon fire was finally routed by the garrison's volley.
The poles finally routed
And even Poniatowsky was killed!
Davout got wounded in the grenadier fight but the russians were put to flight retreating near Utitsa
View at the end of the battle: russian victory 3-0.
Mosow saved for the 2nd time in a row!
And there was much rejoicing!