Last battle of the 1812 minicampaign: Napoelon must defend the crossing at Berezina in order to escape the russians. The ruskis have one extra unit thanks to winning all the games of the campaign.
Note that the number of guns has been balanced after my opponent's complaints.
While the left flank rushes forward the heavy guns tear to pieces a french column
The right moves speedily
In a brilliant moment of inspiration the imperials form squares under the russian guns!
The hussars rush the french cannon
As do the lancers
Some russian riders fall to grape...
...but the rest destroy the battery!
The lancers are repulsed, quite a surprise
Napoleon is killed leading the brave gunners however
Attack column vs line, a classic
The poles abandon the village of Studienka for unfathomable reasons
Poniatowsky crosses the bridge, that miraculously holds together
The lancers finally kill the brave, but doomed, gunners
The grenadier column pushes back one line of frenchmen but struggles against the second
The french right finally gets that they are better off in line
One pole unit is killed by long range fire
One column is repulsed, but a fresher one closes in
Their job done, the lancers retreat, giving way to blocks of grenadiers
Studienka passes now into russian hands
As more grenadiers charge
The french rout and that breaks the spirit of the imperial player, that concedes
With Napoleon dead and the french army trapped in Russia the 1st empire is done for.
This first of minicampaigns has been finished, I hadn't finished a campaign since epic 40k, two years ago, I like this new system!