How not to command one's best troops!
My Saxons in a tactical muddle. Meanwhile the Hessians wait.
John decided to keep all his cavalry off table which had me attempting to second guess what he was up to. On my right I managed to throw forward the Polish/Saxon lancers unsupported and watched as they were shot away by John's light troops.The left initially was no better as the Arqubussiers de Grassin simply refused to budge and allowed my poor Saxons get shot up by artillery.
The beauty of Blackpowder is the 'follow me rule' which can sometimes turn a desperate situation into a winning position. John had managed to get his cavalry on to the table but out of position on his left, meanwhile I had split his centre and just needed to push more troops into the gap. Enter the Duke of Brunswick, the allied commander, who had to take command of his cavalry after their brigadier failed his command throw. Brunswick didnt fail and led a 'follow me' onto my flank.So cuirassiers against French line who couldnt even fire at them.
Dont be deceived by the 'steady' looking Saxon line. The far right unit was already shaken and the Von Rochow were on the brink.
With my centre now pushed back and in a confused state, John managed to reorganise all his cavalry ready for the onslaught.