Rather than allow Frederick to shift his artillery and cavalry before the opening salvos were heard as in Kolin I, deployments stuck to the historical situation. Any Prussian changes in plan would have to be implemented once the battle commenced.
This battle saw the same participants playing the same commands as in Kolin I. Kevin, wanting to avenge his earlier loss as Frederick, took command of the Prussians with Scott as his second. Jake took on the role of Daun.
The battle began similarly to Kolin I with an artillery duel all along the front and a cavalry clash on the Prussian left. Frederick, not content to mass all of his cavalry on the right in this game, pulls all of Pennavaire's heavy cavalry off the right flank and begins movement towards the center. Pennavaire's cavalry in the center are ordered to support Zieten on the left flank. Only one of the Prussian cavalry ordered to support Zieten sets into motion.
|Frederick shifts left|
|Saxon's charge Zieten's wavering hussars|
|Pennavaire moves to the center|
while light cavalry clash in the fore
|Croats dislodged from central village|
|Prussian center presses in|
|Frederick stacking the center|
Counterbattery fire continues hotly with a number of guns either silenced or destroyed. With musketeers leading the way, Frederick plans to break the Austrian center with deep columns of Pennavaire's cavalry.
|Pennavaire forms up in support|
With Serbelloni's Austrian heavy horse taking up position on the Austrian right, a breakthrough by Zieten will be a difficult proposition. While Prussians mass in the center of the battlefield, Austrians begin to turn the Prussian right.
|Austrians come down from the heights|
|Central village captured!|
|Prussian center masses for attack|
|Give them cold steel!|
|Prussian center attack from afar|
Blasted by artillery on the slog up the hill, the musketeers on the left take severe casualties on the approach. Even before the Prussian musketeers can close with the awaiting enemy, Austrian musketry causes the unit to dissolve. In the process, several Prussian cavalry units are swept up in the destruction of the musketeers.
|Down to the grenadiers!|
Outnumbered and outgunned, the grenadiers fare no better than their compatriots. Taken with close range musketry, the grenadiers are staggered and forced to retreat back down the hill.
Seeing his best chance of breaching the Austrian position disintegrate as his right collapses, Frederick calls off the attack and prepares to withdraw upon his line of communications.
|King of Prussia and Moritz distraught following the battle|
|The Butcher's Bill|
Not deterred, Frederick wants another chance at solving the puzzle that is Kolin.