Friday, 2 April 2010

Cavalry Action at Towench (1)

As the Legere cleared the wood to either side of the main road Colonel Letort followed with his cavalry. He emerged onto an open plateau, excellent country for mounted combat. It was well drained and appeared to offer very good going. Although there were areas of rough ground to either flank the road to Pappenheim followed the open ground. To the east was the village of Towench on the Sonnenbad road and he could see the enemy withdrawing to the village covered by their cavalry, a meagre three squadrons. Within a short time he would have double that available.

The only problem was the lack of infantry to tackle the ground around Towench. What was Anjou up to? Their orders were quite clear and this was an ideal opportunity to strike a decisive blow at the enemy. Selecting an ADC he sent him back to Welle to summon all available reinforcements before nightfall.

In the first rank facing the Frundsberg cavalry are two chasseur squadrons under Major Absinthe, these are backed up by a squadron of hussars on the left and a squadron of dragoons in the centre. On the right is a hussar squadron left to observe Towench itself. At the rear are the heavy cavalry just arriving from Welle.

1 comment:

Bluebear Jeff said...

I believe that there will soon be the sound of pounding hooves.

-- Jeff