His first card is.. ARMY MORALE. As Karl just checked his commanders a short while ago, and there has been no combat since then, no checks need be made. It still costs one impetus to turn the card, however.
Karl’s second card is INFANTRY FIRE; this has definite possibilities. Massena is NOT happy!
Two Unloaded Austrian grenadiers reload and, having targets at close range, shoot. Unfortunately, neither fire has any discernible effect this time!
A fresh but substandard Austrian battalion takes a “free fire” at the French column, thowing it back slightly in Disorder
A similar shot at the French garrison of Caldiero inlicts a loss of 1 UI.
Some more ineffective fire!
A simultaneous exchange of fire between the Austrians in line and rthe elite Grenadiers ion column comes off… poorly for the whitecoats, as they lose 3 UI. They would rout, but having already lost 1 UI, that places them at 4 UI lost, and with no remianing UI, the unit disperses instead!
Another Austrian unit pops off at the French, inflicting a loss of 1 UI, but their morale holds.
Austrian fire from the ridge line fails to inflict losses on the French column, which holds its fire for another time.
“Schrecklich, ganz schrecklich!“, is all Karl can mutter.
The final Auytrian unit that can shoot forces the French line back with the loss of 1 UI.
The resulting situation; other units that have smoke and are not going to fire now remove same.
Karl’s final card of this initiative is a MOVE.
The routers must move first…
This unit has reached the table edge; if it does not rally before the next Austrian MOVE card id turned, it will leave the table and the game.
Kalnassy rolls a single move with fancy business foe his Brigade; with the Uhlans far to the South, it is becoming difficult to keep all of his Brigade within his command radius (twice the LD type, in inches, so 20″ for him).
The Uhlans adjust their facing somewhat. His infantry perform some minor adjustm,ents as well, but nothing striking.
Colloredo’s Brigade also gets a single move with flexibility. His troops also perform some very minor adjustments.
A single embellished move for Wetzel’s Brigade.
Some shifting of troops follows, with a ragged and ineffectual long range volley at the Grenadiers.
Another ineffective volley!
More of the Mantua Minuet is performed
One move for Soudain’s Brigade as well.
More exchanges of lines
For some reason my camera went blurry and way off color registry for this and the following fortunately, it corrected itself thereafter. Michalowich also gets a single move segment.
Still more limited shuffling of the successive lines of infantry follow.
Utterly ineffective Opportunity fire by the French unit, too!
To the far North, Kuttilinsky’s troop refuse to move; fortunately, there was little he needed to do with them anyway, so there is no reason to take the risk of calling upon FML Simbschen to attempt to motivate the troops better.
But wait… there’s more!
Lippa and his small Grenadier brigade arrive to reinforce the Southern ridge, but their advance is slow.
The remainder of Michalowich’s gigantic Brigade arrives, but are limited by the single move he already rolled up.
Overview of the Battle from the South. Only a few cards left in the decks now..