In the North the Austrians tried to cover too great a frontage and were blasted away and pursued from the table but too late in the day to move south onto the other table.
In the centre the two sides bled each other dry but neither could really take the villages required for victory but the Austrians were heard to give a sigh of relief when dusk fell. The number of brigades on 2 or 3 elan was unbelieveable.
The south turned out to be a real test of wills with two Austrian corps facing off initially against 2 French corps. It was this area that held 7 out of 14 victory points and both sides had set their sights on taking them. The french later threw in the guard while in the late afternoon the Austrians committed their grenadier/heavy cavalry corps here as well. Very exciting.
The OOB's were as follows
Two views for North to south with the battle in full swing.
A close progression of events in the north . The French pinned the right flank and then swept round the Northern flank in overwhelming strength
The centre was a battle of various surges and could have gone either way
The North was a very messy affair and I have very few pictures. I believe these were taken before either reserve was committed.
In the photo to the right you can see the advance of the Imperial Guard
In closing I have to say I would probably try something as big as this again but not just yet....