|Lippert storms Contracania|
Having recently fought the Battle of San Martino with the Rejects (see: San Martino Part 1, San Martino Don't Thow a One!)) and Mike (see: San Martino Game #2), it was the UK Monday Night Group's turn to try their hands at the scenario.
Like the Rejects' game, the battle was fought over two sessions. In the first session, Graham and Ian commanded the Austrians while Richard and Phil took charge of the Sardinians. In the second session, players remained the same with the addition of Chris as a third Sardinian player.
Let's see how the game played out.
The battle begins with Benedek's Corps massed around Pozzolengo with Lippert's Brigade positioned at the foot of the San Martino Heights, Philoppovic and the reserve situated near Pozzolengo, and Watervliet deployed upon the high ground to the north of Pozzolengo. Mollard's Recon Column is deployed in San Martino, Ortaglia, Roccolo, and Contracania. For now, Mollard is on his own but reinforcements are expected to arrive soon.
|Benedek's corps poised to attack.|
|Mollard's recon column stands alone at San Martino.|
|Mollard defends San Martino.|
Seeing Mollard alone at San Martino, Benedek wastes no time in bringing on the fight. Watervliet advances smartly upon the Sardinian left with thoughts of turning that flank while Lippert makes a direct attack upon Contracania. The Sardinian defenders in Ortaglia keep their heads down as both Lippert and Watervliet's batteries bombard the farm complex.
Mollard is relieved to see Arnaldi arrive from the north to take up positions on his left in the vineyards surrounding San Martino. Mollard's left may be secure for now. Having Morozzo's large brigade arrive from the north to shore up the Sardinian exposed right offers even more relief.
|Austrians on the attack!|
|Lippert attacks Contracania.|
|Austrian hussars attack!|
|Arnaldi reinforces San Martino|
|Lippert assaults Contracania.|
|Sardinian defense of San Martino and the Heights.|
|Battle Situation Turn 5.|
|Firefight on the Sardinian left.|
|1st Hussars charge Arnaldi's guns.|