Ron and David 1 were Prussians and David 2 and Tom the Russians.
Game ran very slickly, as it always does with FOB, coming to a conclusion in just under 4 hours (the 2 Daves and Tom were able to get a FOGR game in as well)
Prussians wings managed to cross the muddy brook but the center was caught on wrong side as Russians advanced.
Prussian left was stymied by a couple of poor move rolls and could not get forward.
However Russian center faltered when their Commander fell in battle and with replacement being a D8 it took ages to restore Command.
On Prussian right a ding dong battle between opposing Cavalry ebbed to and fro for several turns.
Highlight here was a lowly Cossack unit (C8 D4) trouncing a unit of Prussian Cuirassier (D12 C8) who charged them expecting a swift scalp !!
Both sides Morale Chip pools were whittling down but the lower Prussian pool was first to deplete and they duly failed first Army Morale test as their CinC (Wedell) was a lowly D8.
Hopefully the chaps got a nice intro to these most excellent rules and all seemed to enjoy the game.
Certainly the 2 Daves seemed to pick up the basic premise of the system by end.
Selecting the correct physical dice probably biggest stumbling block :-)
I always enjoy the narrative FOB creates even as an umpire, great to watch a game unfold just like a battle account.
Tom's right wing Russians arrayed
Prussians struggle to cross the brook
Stalemate in centre
Also being played today was a large Black Powder 28mm Napoleonic game (Bryn, Simon, Andy, George and Paddy).
1600pts of British attacking 1200pts of French I believe.
Should have been equal but sadly Mike could not attend leaving French number shy (and without his excellent play mats)
Great stuff with another fast play rule set (though not as fast as FOB game !)
I tried to get Simon to smile but this is best he could manage !
The FOGR game which was I think (?) Polish against French (circa 1650ish) and some long range shots of hall we used (larger than usual main hall).
And a couple of pics stolen from Bryn of the days proceedings
Yours truly (lardass in gray to rear centre) sorting a Cavalry Melee for the 2 Daves as BP game is just starting (they were using Blucher cards as 'blinds' prior to deploying units)