The battle started out with the Batrachian forces launching an attack with a strong center and right flank and a weaker left flank.The Soweiter General Hemminghaugh, a capable if not exceptional commander, was determined to defend the hills and to take the offensive if the opportunity arose.
(the general arrangement of forces, the overall plans, and the general responses were all determined by die rolls as outlined in the scenario - Scenario 1 Hill Line Defense)
(The rules as written use a die roll to determine what phase happens next, one side or the other moves or one side or the other shoots, sometimes both shoot at once, and sometimes a command decision die roll is required. This means one side may get to shoot more than once in a row, for example. I tried out my own variation with cards and a few additions, such as a few cards with possible random events, such as a single unit gets to move.)
The Batrachian forces moved forward, while the artillery unlimbered in preparation for firing.In the event the Soweiter forces got off the first round of firing. The Batrachian cavalry had surged forward ahead of the infantry, so they were the primary targets, the infantry still mostly out of range and hidden by the woods to their front. The Ballyfoole Light Artillery fired at the Mustardy cavalry, to devastating effect. On the Batrachian's left flank a detachment of Waldjaegers and some of the Mayeux Musketeers fired at the Cuirassiers Royale, again very devastating.
The woods slowed the adavnce of the Batrachian infantry, but protected them from enemy fire at the same time. In spite of the devastating fire the Cuirassiers Royale continue to move forward.
Well, that was a bit of a disaster for the Batrachian forces. Their forces were too split up and sending the cavalry ahead didn't help. The Soweiter forces were able to exploit this and basically roll up the batrachians from the left and finally overwhelm them in the center. Although, at times it looked like the Batrachian forces might've been able to overwhelm the center first and face the balance of the Soweiter forces afterwards.
I have some other rules I might try for the next battle.