In the north, Lannes began what was to be his own private battle with Bagration.
Back in the centre, Drouet's division had now deployed and was ready to advance to attack in support of Soult.
The latter were broken, but the dragoons were seen off by my closed columns.
This allowed me to advance to the ridge. I thought that it was 'mission accomplished', so ended Friday feeling pretty chuffed.
In the south, Napoleon had sent Oudinot's grenadiers and the guard chasseurs to support the hard pressed Legrand (3rd division, detached from IV Corps).
Davout had done brilliantly to establish his line and the south was stabilising for the French.
The first full day of the game thus ended with the French seemingly in ascendency, or at least even, across the table. Lannes and Bagration were parrying one another in the north, Soult and Bernadotte, aided by part of Murat's cavalry, were making merry in the centre and a major allied attack in the south was being blunted.
The French players were therefore feeling quite pumped while the allied players were full of dread.
Game over? There were a few twists to come yet...