Battle of Burkersdorf, fought on the 21st July 1762, during the 'Seven years War'
Prussian-Russian forces vs Austrians.
This game was organised by Geoff using his 10mm Austrians and Prussians and some of Mark's Russians.
Another 10mm game was played in 2018.
|Looking along the Austrian right and centre line under the command of Daun|
|Prussian right wing commanded by Gen. Knobloch, launches a cavalry probe with Cuirassier Regt. no.7, Dragoon Regt. no.1 and Hussar Regt. no.8|
|Prussian centre under Gen. Ramin, advances his Russian and Prussian infantry against the Austrian centre|
|Gen. Neuwied launches his wing, which included Inf. regt;s. 4, 21, 25, 27, 30, 35 and Converged Grenadier Batts. 39 and 49. plus a 12lb. battery and howitzer|
|Austrian Nadasdy Hussars galloping towards it's target|
|Somewhere on the battlefield, Austrian cuirassiers bashing Prussian dragoons.|
|Prussian centre cuirassiers launch an attack on Austrian centre, whilst to their left a Prussian hussar regt. is about to be decimated by Austrian infantry volleys.|
|Austrian centre under Gen. O'Kelly preparing for an attack by Prussian centre.|
|Austrian right centre tearing gaps in the Prussian advance with cannon fire, in the background the Prussian left wing continues it's advance on the Austrian right.|
|Part of the Austrian right wing.|
|Prussian left wing launches attack on Austrian cavalry.|
|Prussian Cuirassier Regt. no. 7 in the foreground about to clash with the St. Ignon Dragoons.|
|The inevitable clash shows the Cuirassiers chasing Austrian Dragoon Regt. St. Ignon from the field.|
|A general melee developing between Prussian General Neuwied and Austrian General Uhiazy's cavalry|
|On the Prussian right wing, the probe of the Prussian cavalry is turning into a disaster, a Prussian hussar regiment attempting to stop a pursuit by Austrian cuirassiers on a Russian dragoon regt.|
|In the foreground, Prussian Bosniaken lancers attempting to surround some Austrian Grenzers who are looking to occupy the houses, either for looting or more suitably attempting to stop the on-coming Prussian infantry.|
|The disaster unfolding in the centre of the battlefield with the combined Prussian/Russian troops taking fearful casualties at the hands of the Austrian guns.|
|Prussian momentum building up on the left flank (near the hand of fate, seems there have been plenty of hands of fate in these pictures).|
|Length view of the battle, bottom left the Austrian right and conversely the Prussian left.|
|Austrian infantry in a firing volley with the right wing Prussian infantry.|
|As the western starts to set, a number of infantry actions are in progress with a Russian regt. under extreme pressure from an attacking Austrian regt. to the Russian left is part of King Frederick's much vaunted 3rd. Battalion of Regt. no. 15.|
|The high water mark of the Prussian attack- it went no further, the sun had almost set and it was time for fathers and sons to go home.|