Your game is beginning to make me think that I ought to get some British troops to enable me to play a broader spectrum of battles. My main opponent has a French army and I can field Austrians. This scenario looks like a good one to base some British allies on.
On the other tack a stick has been poked well and truly into the rules by some ‘gamers’ who appear to have no appreciation of either history or historical armies’ limitations. I would be interested in your thoughts on this in the rules thread.
Clearly those critics are of the competition variety. Simple way to fix that: two armies absolutely equal so both sides have the same chances - play chess. Historical wargaming is all about taking command of an army that existed with all its strengths and weaknesses and seeing how well you can do with it. It may well result in a loss, but how bad a loss? If the French are not trounced then that type of loss is actually a victory in achievement terms. Furthermore, a win with such an army is a magnificent achievement. I frequently play Austrian up against Prussian, and I frequently lose. I still need to work out the best way to use my superior cavalry and more numerous light troops to outwit the Prussians. The same is true of many other periods I play - French in the FPW, Belgians in 1914, Venetians in the 1500s. That’s the way it was - get over it or get a different hobby.