|Here is the view of those French line lancers as seen from the Luneburg battalion|
|Not surprisingly, Luneburg formed a square while they still had time|
|At which the Lancers moved to phase two of the plan and manoeuvred to their |
right to support the Cuirassiers......
|1st squadron 4th Cuirassier regiment has now concentrated on the next square of|
KGL riflemen while 2nd Squadron takes the heat off provided by the oncoming
|Two squadrons of Dragoons are backing up the Cuirassiers|
|And here is a wider view of the French attack|
|But more KGL Hussars join the fray......|
|......in close-up; and I suspect those Lancers think they have spotted an opening|
|However it's likely to be filled by 3rd Squadron KGL Hussars, and a squadron |
of Royal Scots Greys has just made an appearance behind them
|Allied left flank: View from 5th Regiment KGL Line Infantry down into the valley|
|....where the French are making progress towards the stream|
|Back at the main gates of the farm the French have penetrated on both sides but|
men of the 95th struggle to keep the gates closed
|French Voltigeurs are also seeking to stretch the defenders at the side and find |
a way over the unguarded wall.....
|........which about 6 of them did but were confronted by a platoon of Luneburg Riflemen|
and were annihilated, causing the remainder of the company to break
|The engineers break through! But who is that trying to stop them? It's that ghastly|
figure of Sharpe with the big cavalry sword!
|By the next photo he and his mates had been swept aside and the French|
onslaught continued...coming in from the left flank too.
|.....where more of the 95th had a rough firing line based on wagons and farm impedimenta|
|Above and below: Two more views showing the apparently unstoppable|
French infantry. But help is at hand......that's the Grenadier Company of British
27th Foot in the courtyard
|Didn't want to interrupt the narrative with this but have to show you, slightly earlier,|
James Fergusson's superb battalion of the 27th Foot approaching the rear gate of the farm
I'll finish off this set with a rather nice shot of Paul and Kevin, French commanders, sharing out their initiative tokens. Richard watches with his usual sang-froid
More tomorrow, family permitting.