Thursday, May 14, 2015

Battle in the Oak Wood

Overhead view of the fight for the Oak Wood.

The above picture provides a general overview of the action on Turn 12 of the Kolin game. While the Austrian and Prussian infantry vie to control the Oak Wood, a massive cavalry melee continues behind the woods. Should the Prussian cavalry prevail, it would jeopardize the entire Austrian defense of Krechor Hill as the Austrian infantry would be facing Prussian infantry to their front and Prussian cavalry behind them. Austrian cavalry general Serbelloni sees the same thing and so he has committed all of his remaining cavalry to the scrum.
The cavalry battle behind the Oak Wood draws in more and more cavalry from both sides.

While on the other side of the woods, Hulsen continues to press the attack.

Marshal von Daun rushes reinforcements from Sincere's division to Krechor Hill  to support the Austrian right flank.



  1. Agreed. Your own photographs and narratives are so magnificent, I don't feel badly about missing out on the John Ray tome.

    Best Regards,


    1. Maybe I can work on making a PDF of the whole game that brings all of the pictures and commentary into one place.

  2. I've played the battle 2 times on the Prussian side. Really a tough nut. I lost twice. I will see how your Hulsen et. al. get on.
    A great looking game it is.


    1. The Prussians have never won in any of the Kolin scenarios that I have hosted. :(

      However, that means that there are a lot of happy Austrian players. :)

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    1. Actually, now that you mention it, I happen to be working on one at the moment. :)