I used my Russians again against the attacking French.
A very bloody and hard fought game with Russians succumbing in the end to multiple Infantry Assaults.
One unit of Neapolitan Line lead by a Brigadier took the core of two of my Brigades with a Carry On charge result !
I did have a chance to swing things with a Infantry charge of my own which gained Elan giving me 6 dice to French 4 but (needing 4+) I rolled no hits in melee whilst French inflicted 4 out of 4 on my lot !!
We are getting the hang of the basic concepts of GDA fairly well now but as ever a couple of things were tough to work out.
It seems that Artillery can shoot through any size gap as long as it can target any part (ie even a single mm) of a target unit but we decided that in future to make a base width minimum (Ie 40mm with our units).
Also tough in this scenario to use my reinforcing Brigade as restricted to crossing river at Bridge and as rules are written a Brigade in Reserve can only (?) be committed to the battle line so cannot really go in behind another Brigade.
We again decided to allow Brigades to move into a 'support' position behind another Brigade from Reserve as this seemed reasonable rather than having to redeploy a forward Brigade or wait until a gap appears once a Brigade is dispersed.
We are also realising that units are fairly generic in GDA with not much in the form of national characteristics compared to some sets.
Russian Line infantry are essentially same as French with no sense of Russian stoic nature or indeed French elan, however the French are more bit efficient in use of their ADCs.
So not as nuanced as say BP can be or even FOB but the biggest strength of GDA is IMHO the Charge Procedure/Outcomes with most charges being resolved without troops resorting to an actual clash of bayonets with a retire or retreat outcome more likely outcome on Charge Results table, this 'feels' quite Napoleonic.