|The Austrian Hussar brigade try to cross the bridge over the Rotwasser unsupported. This ends the way one would expect.|
|On the Austrian right flank the Grenzer brigade continues to engage and weaken the Prussian defences so that the Hungarian Brigade can secure the Rotberg.|
|The Prussian Freikorps move to help the embattled artillery in the redoubt.|
|The Austrian grenadiers attempt to storm the Rotbrucke, only to be repulsed by the Prinz Heinrich fusiliers. This regiment did a sterling job of holding the bridge for most of the game.|
|The fusiliers near breaking point as the fourth Austrian unit of the day attempts to storm the bridge.|
|The Prussian Freikorps and Garrison Regiment and broken ground slow the Hungarian advance long enough that the Prussian reserve arrives to dispute the Rotberg.|
|The Rohr regiment broke, and the Austrians tried to pour across the bridge, only to be met by a hail of canister from the Prussian battery and the freshly victorious Prussians marching down the hill towards the town.|
Had the Hungarian brigade arrived just a couple of turns earlier, I think that the game would have gone the other way. They would have made sure that the Grenzers weren't annihilated and been able to take up excellent defensive positions on the Rotberg which the Prussians would have struggled to recapture. I don't think that Baron Nokedli will be on von Schilcher's Christmas card list, somehow.
'It was a hard fought battle, and I cannot speak highly enough of my men. Even the Freikorps put in a valiant and vital effort! I'm sure Old Fritz will be as ungrateful as ever though. The army will take some time to recover, and the loss of the colours by the Prinz Heinrich regiment will be a black mark against me. However, I am sure the Austrians are in just as bad a way, for we cut them up as they deserved, and if I should get some reinforcements I would look to advance and force their retreat. Well, I live in hope.