Next scenario of our campaign is Dettingen: King George II must cut his way out of a french trap in order to lead his army to safety. The french duc de Noailles has guns in the allied flank and blocks the road to Dettingen with his infantry and cavalry, amongst the later is the elite Maison du Roi no less!
Guns ready to cause mayheim in the allied left
The english army has the odd austrian allies, who would live up to their "fame" and fail several command tests.
George II himself atop a white stallion
The Maison du Roi (in white) prances in the french left
The battle begins with the british launching the cav against the guns and the infantry into the french, while the left brigade remains motionless
The french move the cavalry to counter the british riders, while the second line of infantry plugs the gap they have left
Austrian infantry doing what they do best: nothing!
The hussars take the guns and some damage, these must be Hungarians and not austrians
The british dragoons also make short work of the second battery
Maison du Roi charges the dragoons and pushes them back, albeit at some loss
This combat would drag on for some time as the hussars failed to come to the rescue
The infantry clashes in the right
The french elite blunder their charge orders
But the fresher dragoons carry the day!
Another unit of british also routs from a combat
At this point I began to contemplate defeat: the french were in a good position to roll up my flank, if they passed their command tests that is...
The french failed the test, and my guns soon took the chance and blew some regulars into oblivion
Another french unit was mauled by an accurate volley
Undettered, they charged in
The Maison charged my austrians, who had just arrived to the front, they cooly formed a square...
...and routed the french poster boys, not so bad after all those austrians, brave but undisciplined
The french dragoons charged my hussars, but the combat there stalemated
Another volley and the french rout
The austrians of course failed their command tests and kept in square under french volleys for several turns -_-
With cold steel one of my units won the combat and destroyed their opponents
With just one unit left in all of his brigades the french player decided to concede what has been the closest game in quite a time, Blackpowder seems to be more balanced than Lasalle with the points system and all. I had luck when he failed the command roll, next turn my guns were in a perfect position to blast away some french and tip the balance.