|Elements of Romer's Cavalry|
To refresh memories of the scenario and the prior two battles, follow the links below:
Battle of Mollwitz Scenario
Battle of Mollwitz Game #1
Battle of Mollwitz Game #2
The battle begins as the other two; battle lines drawn up in the snow with the Prussians about a mile from the village of Mollwitz. Romer's cavalry wing is stacked on the left with the Austrian Right Wing superior to its opponent. Both cavalry wings move out through the snow after a brief delay.
|Cavalry on Austrian left move to engage|
|Romer's Cavalry Wing|
|Heavy casualties in initial cavalry clash|
|Infantry lines begin to close the distance|
|Center closes to musketry range|
|Casualties mount on the Austrian First Line|
|Destruction of the Austrian First Line|
|Prussian right is turned!|
|Caught in flank and destroyed.|
|Austrian cavalry in the Prussian backfield|
|Prussian center consolidating|
|Prussian center forming square?|
|"Circle the wagons, boys"|
|The last charge of the day|
|Prussians facing Mollwitz|
|Inaction on the Prussian left|
The result of Game #3 demonstrates that the Austrian Army may just have a chance at defeating the Prussians at Mollwitz. What if the Austrian right could have been more active and applied significant pressure against the Prussian left? A successful double envelopment may have paid dividends in stopping the Prussian advance. In the post-game analysis, Scott hinged his defeat upon Romer's early failed activation. If Romer could have been in position one or two turns earlier, that might have made the difference in the final outcome.
Either way, it was a fun contest to watch and well-fought by both sides. Congratulations to Kevin for the win and to Scott for a valiant effort.
Well done, Gentlemen!