It gives me great pleasure to provide more details of the glorious and comprehensive victory of Brigadier General Battenborough over the dastardly French reported first two days ago. The Battle of Delheit Seivhngs was achieved during dusk of the day. However, the Allied cavalry had been saved for the pursuit and so the French army could be chased and significantly harried for a significant part of the early evening.
The Battle was focused on the town, with the French setting up to defend the village from a frontal attack and their cavalry defending the woods on the refused left flank. This means the French commander seemed to be happy to delay and defend, not really making an offensive move, safe in and around the town.
Rather than attacking the frontal defenses though, through the localized terrain the Brigadier General set up his infantry on the open grasslands on the refused right and then started marching towards the town on this side.
The French cavalry retired from the British infantry attack, and although they moved into a threatening position on the flank of the British army, they never followed through with the attack.
This forces the French forces to react to his unorthodox deployment and although the infantry assault was achieved with some confusion, the first units engaged and destroyed the French artillery, capturing the guns.
The French, mostly elite infantry was not taking this lying down though and so had maneuvered to meet the British infantry. A stiff fight for several hours then ensued with both forces heavily engaged, both in an exchange of musketry as well as hand to hand combat. The British 11 & 20th regiments of foot as well as the Hanoverian Foot Guards were heavily involved in fighting. During this time, the 23 & 25th regiments of foot were so heavily engaged that their whole battalions will have to be rebuilt with the reinforcements that have just been requested.
|British troops assault the French line|
While this was occurred the Hessian Leib and Hanoverian Fabrice & Stolzenberg regiments had advanced to engage the threatening French cavalry, relieving some of the threat and pressure from the threatened Royal Artillery guns.
The combined pressure was telling on the French though and even though they put up a determined fight, they were being pushed back and the town was exposed to attack. The tide was against the French at this point. Their plan to hold out until he end of the day, but realization was dawning that this may not be fast enough.
|Heavy fighting in the outskirts of the town|
This forced one last push from the French commander to try to hold onto the town, but this exposed the French and the defeat of this attack was the final straw of the French morale. After this last push was defeated by stalwart British and German defenses, the French army routed rather than retreated back in order. Even the Guard that are in the core of the French army can only take so much pounding. With the route, that was the battle won, as this lead to the rest of the army braking fleeing the field.
Brigadier General Battenborough is the toast of the nation because of this victory over the French. So raise your glass to such a comprehensive victory in this ongoing war.
|Brigadier General Battenborough's command after the battle|