|Stagonian forces sweep to their left at battle's start|
General Murdeau began the battle with a sweep to his left and welcomed the arrival of two squadrons of knights.
He also pushed his artillery forward in the center along with two pike & shot regiments, while another moved to the right.
|Another view of the Stagonian left and center|
The red-flagged Hamoncourt Regiment sits in a field behind a rail fence (which slows them down but provides no protection).
|Stagonian center and right flank|
Meanwhile Regiment La Capelle protects the Stagonian right flank.
At this point it appears that General Murdeau's plan is to overwhelm the Alpian right wing and then roll them up.
But it could also be a feint . . . which leaves General Rossi to decide how he will defend Rose Ridge in the face of this Stagonian move.
|Alpian view of Stagonia's right and center.|
Stagonia's Foot Artillery out-ranges their two light guns . . . and it is well protected by the two pike & shot regiments as well as their Artillery Guards.
|Alpian view of Stagonia's column on their left.|
Meanwhile Stagonia's apparent sweep to the left presents General Rossi with some tough choices.
So far Rossi has held his troops in their initial positions . . . undoubtedly waiting to see what Murdeau has in mind.
Will he continue to do so? Or will he alter his deployment?
Only time (and the next set of orders) will tell.