|Austrians retreat back to Leuthen at the end of turn 10.|
Through last evening I have played ten solo turns of the Battle of Leuthen and the Prussians have pretty much tumbled the Austrians back into Leuthen, where they are preparing a new defensive line facing the Prussians. At the end of the turn, I did a deus ex machina and arbitrarily repositioned all of the troops for the next phase of the game - the Prussian assault on Leuthen itself.
|The completion of the cavalry melee between Zieten and Nadasty ends in the Prussians favor. This pretty much settled things on the Prussian left and allowed them continue their advance on the town of Leuthen.|
|The Prussian pursuit, post-melee.|
|Pursuit comes to a halt as the Austrian Reserve Brigade of Arenburg arrives just in time, deploying on the Austrian left flank, just where it needed to be!|
|The Hungarian brigade of Forgach makes it safely back to Leuthen.|
|Lucchesi's reserve cavalry brigade arrives to anchor down the Austrian right flank.|
|In the center, the Rot Wurzburg Regiment deploys inside Leuthen Churchyard .|
At this point in the game, I stopped it at Turn 10 and reordered the lines of both sides: Prussians in a continuous line of infantry and cavalry prepare to attack; and the Austrians re-ordered and deployed in Leuthen. I think that the attack on Leuthen should be a separate scenario apart from the initial Prussian attack on Sagschutz, etc.
|Prussian Gardes Brigade halts to reorder its lines at the end of Turn 10.|
|A view of the entire Austrian deployment in and around Leuthen. The grenadiers and reserve infantry are on the left flank, the Rot Wurzburg brigade is in the center, and the Hungarian infantry and Lucchesi's cavalry anchor the right flank.|
I might try Charles Grant's approach to Leuthen and move the terrain forward so that the town of Leuthen is on the main table while the Prussian lines are moved to the facing back table. This way the assault action will be played out largely on the main table, rather than across the aisle.