The premise of this battle is that the French Revolutionary Forces are pursuing an Austrian force that has pulled back into my fictional realm of Frankenberg. The first town upon crossing the frontier is Beckstein, which just happens to be situated in between a woods and a wooded hill. Perfect for a rear-guard action.
|The battlefield as seen from above. Beckstein is in the centre with the wooded hills to the right and just out of shot on the left is another wood.|
|The Austrian defensive position.|
|The French deployment|
|'Ah, mon ami. this will be a lovely open area for us hussars, n'est-ce pas?'|
'Err, Pierre, you might want to look in front of you.'
|'Ach, Wolfgang. there are not enough of them to give us much trouble at all!'|