Wanting to give his brand new Austrian army a spin on the battlefield, Phil set up a 120 point a side Sharp Practice scenario against my Italians, so back to 1809 and the War of the Fifth Coalition we went! Phil and Jenny commanded the invading Austrian forces whilst Andy and myself were charged with defending Bella Italia and L'Abbazia Vecchia Romagna!
Well that was a decisive victory for Phil and Jenny and I can only apologise to Andy for both my inept tactics and crap dice rolling! :D
The large groups of Grenzers were an interesting challenge and my bold (one might say fool hardy) attempts to seize ground with smaller units of Volteggiatori and Cacciatori without waiting for the main Fucilieri force to turn up was a bit of a disaster given the damage it caused to our Force Morale (and left me without a Volteggiatori screen for the Attack Column). Still la vendetta è un piatto da gustare freddo! Italy will rise again!