After the excellent game of the prior two weeks, I setup another Russo-Turkish battle using similar terrain and a much more straight forward deployment so players could get right into the combat.
Once again, we are using our favorite rules, Piquet - Cartouche 2 supplement.
I don't have time to write up the entire report, but the Russians won this nailbiter as the Ottomans hit zero morale chips after a vicious firefight in the last photo of the post.
In the picture above you can see that the Ottomans had 4 cavalry units (on the black cutting board) that they could deploy anywhere on the board. They chose to clump them behind the existing cavalry horde on their left flank.
Massive cavalry charge!
All Russian cavalry is engaged.
Below, the Russian left flank is harassed by Ottoman cavalry.
Djelli are thrown in by the Ottoman commander (the long column of 4 regiments)
The Russians push across the river and drive the Ottomans away while inflicting heavy casualties. The entire Ottoman line is about broken that was holding the river crossing.
Fierce counter-charge by the Silahtar (3 stand elite cavalry) drives back the Russians
After routing one Russian infantry unit the Silahtar hit the next on the flank!
Russian infantry come to grips with the Ottoman battle line!
the Silahtar caught up in the pursuit of a Russian infantry unit.
Serbians take 2 stand of damage and the Ottomans sink below zero morale chips and withdraw from the field.