With one town block of Essling in Austrian hands, the Austrians are in position to challenge control of the second town block. Would the French present a defense of this real estate or withdraw before the hammer falls? That decision may hinge on who takes the initiative. With Napoleon present, the French hold the initiative and choose to move first.
|Austrian Left poised to drive in the French|
|Situation after Austrian movement|
|Austrian cavalry attack!|
|Austrian Reserve advances|
|Assault on Essling|
|An Unhappy Napoleon|
To complete the gaming session, the Battle of Cannae was fought four times. The Carthaginians were victorious twice as were the Romans. Cannae is a tough fight for the Romans but Scott managed to pull out two victories commanding the Romans. Kevin and I each fell to defeat at the hands of Scott's Romans. We vow to tackle Cannae again and see if Scott can be beaten by the Carthaginians.