The two Grenadier Battalions move forward in the early morning gloom towards a secret river crossing . General Mouters sends the accompanying artillery and the Pioneers with the explosives towards the bridge .
The Grenadiers are lead towards the secret ford by a Austrian spy in disguise as a shepard.
Meanwhile a Hussar Regiment makes a dash for the bridge to capture it before the newly aroused Prussian village militia can form up.
The village militia form up and move forward to defend the bridge .
Warned of the oncoming Austrians the Prussian Frei Korps Battalion Kalben form up .
The Prussians have been caught napping and the Commanding officer Von Grunte orders his men into line ( note his mistress Mitzi runs to say good luck !)
The Austrians start to cross the ford . All troop positions where diced for randomly at the start of the game and the Austrians were given a double move to get things going. Prussian forces were activated on a increasing dice roll. (click on photos to enlarge) Too be continued ....