Early stages of the mêlée, seen from various vantage points. One of the key aspects that was clarified by the second edition of the rules was the manner in which figures 'pile in' in a mêlée, with figures lined up and others as support behind. This did lead to some 'novel' representations on the table-top!
Towards the end of the game (we'd gone from late arvo' to early evening, hence the change in colour of the tabletop!). The Russians had the better of the individual mêlées and won the game which had been a bit of a slugfest.