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Whirlwind
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Hi Jack, many thanks.

Yes, the Hussar regiment was supposed to mask the Horse Artillery until it was unlimbered.  If the British artillery hadn’t been shooting so well, they would have skirmished with their carbines too (they can do this in the Neil Thomas set).  There is an interesting rule that means cavalry can’t charge artillery directly if there is close-order infantry close by.  So it is difficult for the French – which arm are you going to lead with?  The attack on the left was basically a pin to make sure that the assault in the centre could go in at maximum strength without interference from the British right.  This sort of worked (no actual units were lost, which is the currency of victory/defeat in Neil Thomas’ rules) but didn’t do the French any good in the end…

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