The scenario generated by the player's decisions resulted in a Prussian force outnumbered by 20% deployed essentially across the short end of the board, primarily behind a Class II railroad embankment. The French had deployed across most of the table width, so 2/3 of their army had a long march to get to the engagement. The Prussians were outgunned, with 1/2 of their artillery not making it to the battlefield. Obviously the Prussian army was in no mood to fight...rolling up only 15 Army Morale Points, to 24 for the French.
The Prussian 2 right command groups were pushed over the railroad and toward the French left flank wood on their baseline. A stiff fight resulted between the Prussians and defending Turcos. Most of the Army Morale Points lost by both armies were lost in the fight for the woods.
The French were surprisingly fast in recovering and moving their army to attack the Prussians. The French right flank, under General "Triple Move" Mumby moved at an unbelievable speed. I've never seen so many triple move rolls in a single game. I think General "Triple Move"'s troop moved around 8 to 9 feet to crush the Prussian left flank.
By the time the French closed on the Prussian right flank (now commanded by me, as Chris and Mike had to scoot to make the start of the Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers game), only 3 Army Morale Points remained for the Prussians. A devastating attack by the French, multiple UI losses for the Prussians...and wouldn't you know it - the turn of the Army Morale Card! The Prussians failed on the first try, and the game ended with a decisive result in around 2 1/2 hours (19 units for the French, 15 for the Prussians).
The initial deployments. The French army is deployed across the table (left side of photo)...the Prussian army is way, way down on the end of the table...
French commands on their right flank
French commands in the woods on the French left, soon to be under attack
Prussians cross the railroad and move to the attack on the woods
French right flank leaps into action and starts to close on the Prussians
Prussians deployed behind the Class II cover of the railroad embankment
French cross at the ford
Prussian attack begins to falter as the Turcos bloody the Jaegers
A sharp looking unit of French Chasseurs
More French cross the river
The end comes quickly for the Prussian left flank as the French under Genl. "Triple Move" Mumby close in. There used to be Prussian infantry in the gap at the railroad...they're routing now, out of the photo.
The French reserves ready to crush what remains of the Prussian left flank.