We have refought last friday the sector of the austrians.
It was interesting for me to see how the austrian act with the rerolling.
River Jaar is fordable. Redoubt hard cover. All villages fortified. Wood near the river Jaar: line units: stop for one movement for entering, all units movement halfed, not passable for artillery.
CinC Maréchal de Saxe (Dash.)
7) B. Navarre – Brig. de Mortemart (Dep.) 4 bn.s , m. Art.
Left Wing: 8) B. Artois – Brigadier Claude Gustave des Salles (Dep.) 4 bns. , 1 x l. Art. 9) . Mestre de Camp - Lieut.-Gén. Clermont-Tonnerre (Dep.) 4 x horse 10) Clermont-Gallerande (Dep.) 2x French dragoons 11) Brig. La Couronne – MdC Mortagne (Dep.) 1 bn., 1 bn. light inf.
6) Infanterie - Gen. Leut. Ilten (Dep.) 2 bn.s
Right Wing: CinC Carl von Lothringen (Dith.) Have to reroll every successful forward movement. 8) GFWM Ludw. Ernst v. Braunschw.-Wolfenbüttel (Dep.) 2xaustrian. Inf., 1x grenadiers 1xlight artillery 9) GFWM Christoph v. Baden-Durlach (Dep.) 2xaustrian inf. 1x Austrian grenadiers 10) G.d.C. Batthyány (Dep.) 2 x Austrian horse 11) GFWM Trips (Dash.) 1x Dragoons 1x Hussars
As I played the French army, I will write the Report with French eyes.
I did'nt included the british reserves because I wanted to give the French some chance to win.
"My dear Mistress,
I know that you prefer Theater and Music, but I hope that any letter of me will be of some interest for you.
Today we met the enemy. I planed to take the villages around Rocoux so fast as possible. Therefor I ordered Clermont-Tonerre to advance and Charge than the outnumbered and isolated hanoverian infantry - I assume commanded by General Ilten. But this damned fool refused 2 times my orders!
But after it Mortemart's artillery began a effective fire on Rocoux. The defenders of the village had to retreat. Clermont-Tonerre had to reform his retreated cavalry too. It was the right moment for a speach to the horsemen...
Fortunately Batthyany became mad and ordered his second unit of cuirassiers to charge the second line of Clermont-Tonerre's column. What they did'nt recogniszed was, that Clermont-Tonerre was able to send the third line in the melee.
After a furious fighting the cuirassiers fled the field.
The Artois-Brigade began a ineffective firefight with their opponents. It was one of the finest moments of the whole battle when Montagne's light infantry advanced throu the wood and the ravine. That little movement forced the austrian cavalry under Trips to fall back.
Alas! Shortly before nightfall one bn. of des Salles Artois-brigade destroyed the Regiment Oberg next to Rocoux. But nevertheless a fresh bn. of Baden-Durlach's Brigade of reserve had occupied Rocoux to defend the village and one bn. of the Artois-Brigade was shot to pieces by the austrian regiment Prié.