—yes, the Croatians should be in brown coats in this campaign, but I painted the green uniformed unit for Borodino and was not gonna miss a chance to field them again, even if I did handle them so poorly!
Cossacks! Lurking in the woods waiting for the right opportunity, Emmanuel's Cossacks fell upon the lead unit of Pacthod's division (Oudinot's Corps).
To the south of Litten, the lead troops of Friederichs' 'German' division were also massing against von Klüx's men, but the Neumarkt dragoons took advantage of their exposed right flank,
Following those successes, came a series of set-backs for the French-allied attackers.
The 1/23e ligne (Morand's division, Bertrand's corps) attacked a juicy looking flank belonging to the 2/2nd Silesian Infantry, but, being fired upon in their rear by several companies of schützen (I preferred to replace the u with an i for those fellas!), they broke.
As the 1st Young Guard infantry division (heavily disguised in bearskins) gathered to attack Baschütz,
with Compans and Friederichs pressuring von Klüx's adjacent brigade.
The 'hottest' fighting was in the centre with Yorck's line pierced around Baschütz and Jenkwitz and massed cavalry mêlées in the valley to the south of the towns.
Dolff's powerful Prussian Guard cavalry turned to face the onslaught from Ney's advancing divisions.
The French Imperial Guard cavalry continued to struggle against Berg's Russian dragoons and light cavalry, the Moscow dragoons defeating the grenadiers à cheval!
Some pride was restored when the chevau-légers lancers broke two squares of Russian infantry,
and help was arriving in the form of Latour-Maubourg's reserve cavalry.
From the centre looking south-west, Baschütz in the middle of the photo, Jenkwitz beyond that and the ‘quadrilateral’ formed by Rabitz, Jesnitz, Mehltheuer and Rieschen in the distance.
The south-west of the battlefield where Oudinot’s corps, as ordered, halted it’s advance at the edge of the woods of the Bohemian foothills, firmly ensconced in Mehltheuer and Rieschen. Beyond them, the French Imperial Guard cavalry, with Latour-Maubourg’s horsemen coming up in support, are in battle with Berg’s cavalry division.