The Russians are desperately trying to open the exit towards Bohemia
|Russian Guard Uhlans overrun the 3/85e ligne before forming square...|
|.. while the triomphant Russian Guard Cuirassiers reject the 5e Chevau-Legers Lanciers|
|The Russian line fires furiously...|
|The Russian Guard cavalry is now master of the strategical bridge...|
|... and some Russian units cross the stream flying fom the French|
|... but the game ends and the Russian have lost!|
French losses (8 points): 3/ and 4/55e ligne; Italian Chasseurs a Cheval; 9/8e foot artillery and 2/4e horse artillery
Russian losses (18 points): 1/Revel IR; 1/ and 2/Tchernigov IR; 2/Minsk IR; 1/Semenovski Guards IR; Grodno HR; Soum HR; Loubny HR; Position battery #5 and Horse battery #7
In Lasalle, the presence of pursuing cavalry can convert a retreat in a total rout. In this case, the French had 4 bases left of pursuing cavalry, i.e. 4 points, whereas the Russians had 12 bases left and 2 'normal' units, giving a total of 14 points, so the Russian cavalry (mainly Cossacks) is able to cover their retreat.
Therefore the battle was a French marginal victory
Epilogue. Pirna for Lasalle finished like the real combat. Ostermann-Tolstoi was able to extricate his forces from Vandamme interference, although with a larger number of losses than in the reality. In 1813, Vandamme pursued the retiring Russians into Bohemia, only to be trapped and routed in Kulm (29-30 of August 1813), making that Napoleon lose all advantages won at Dresden. See the main web site for a re-fight of Kulm with Napoleon's Battles.