I love old school minis! Nice pictures on an uncluttered terrain!
Before reading your comprehensive AAR I first made a passage through all the pictures which showed clearly what happened.
All your after game thoughts are standing right.
The initial deployment played a significant role in that the Prussians reached the spring but didn't drink water
Maybe the Prussians should have to put their weight on their right flank and take the woods, then try to take the town at the center, not attempting to attack the town on their left, as the defensive line that the Austrians put between the two towns shows too strong. The table setup distantly reminds Fontenoy.
I'm on the phase to be fully dissatisfied from the pics I take, searching for a better tool of photography, as I have discovered that all new mobiles can take much better pictures than my poor old Sony
Coming back to Fonteney game, it seems that I was worth my salt . It also proved to be balanced, as the two games ended in a different result. Great!
I'm so sorry I can't have easy access to any of C.Grant's books, shipping costs from Amazon books to come here, are a no-no situation
So I'd prefer to invest my leisure money to buy more figures, completing my 15mm SYW French and creating two small armies of Hessians and Hanoverians (coming soon, hopefully)
It's nice to see two views on a game and it's great to read two atempts to win the Scenario. With the Focus on Fontenoy and Antoing the scenario is much the same like Sam Mustafas, by the way with a very similar size, number of units etc..
In my Memory of our games it's too difficult to assault both, the town of Antoing and the village of Fontenoy. To occupy Fontenoy is crucial for the Allied (or here Prussian) victory. Paul and Steve did a good job.
Many thanks for sharing your games, Keith!
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...