It is a non-written rule of the wargaming, that the best painted and researched units and figures do not behave well in the wargaming table. I had recently a such example, with the Russian Soumy Hussars suffering an embarrasing defest during their first combat.
Therefore, it was with some trepidation that I recruited the 5th and 9th Hussars Regiments, forming the Dommanget's 7th Light Cavalry Brigade in the Berckheim's 1st Light Cavalry Division. In 1813, these regiments had good statistics in Lasalle (Reliable and Experienced) so may be they will behave well. You can see below that both units have met the expectations... until now, at least.
|Turns 1 to 7. Both units become lost in the wood while negotiating the Floha stream|
|Turn 7. The Regiments appear near their intended position|
|Turn 10. The 5th Hussars loses its first combat, being repelled by the square of the 1/Gyulai IR|
|Turn 14. The 9th Hussars regiment takes in flank an Austrian Foot Brigade battery, breaking it|
|Turn 14. The 5th Hussars (with the help of the 1/11th Legere) breaks, at last, the square of the 1/Gyulai IR|
So it seems that the curse has been broken, but the battle is long ....
Watch this space!