On July 28th we got together for a bit of lead therapy. Somewhere in Northern France in 1815 approximately 11,500 French stumbled upon 16,500 Prussians near a farm house and road intersection that was barely a speck on a few maps called Wendt's Crossing.
The French arrived to find the Prussians in position and resolved to take the crossroads. The action began at 1:30, the French opted for a frontal attack. Three brigade attack columns formed up and charged the Prussian lines along with the 2nd and 3rd Cuirassier on the right.
|The French take the field|
|Prussian Lines. In the foreground is the 12th Line and farther back the 25th Line formerly Lutzow's Legion.|
|French Cuirassiers on the French Right|
|The 12th line on the left and 25th on the right receive the French attack.|
|Cavalry melee... the French Cuirassier break through but at great cost.|
|More of the attack|
|French breakthrough on either side of the central heights... but the Prussian artillery is still in good order.|
The Prussian artillery did not get to shoot any defensive fire during the attack. Luckily the Prussians now had the initiative. Fifteen minutes have passed since the French took the field. The Prussian artillery swing around...... and start spraying canister into the flanks and rear of the penetrating columns.
|The Artillery's turn....|