I took the Allies and Rick the French. This is my view of the centre. Crauford is beside the bridge. each allied unit that escapes across the bridge is worth one victory banner.
The view from the bridge.
In the centre, the French advance, the Allied right flank bear the brunt. The artillery on the high ground do their best.
The French attack in the centre drives the Rifles off the table. It threatens to do the same to a unit of British line. However, they rally and take a toll on the French attack, helped by a unit of Portugese line.
French light cavalry on the left flank rout a hussar unit. The hussars, along with a unit of heavy cavalry mount a charge, powered by the appropriate card! The heavy cavalry are pushed back.
The hussars are also destroyed. Rick plays a counter attack, to take advantage of the two units of light cavalry on the flank.
The heavy cavalry repulse the French, but take casualties.
Back on the left flank, the French light cavalry brush off the remaining British heavies and force line infantry into square.
Crauford began to get a sinking feeling as he watched a series of units pass his position in retreat over the bridge. This was tempered by the fact that each unit leaving in this way meant a victory banner!
The French advance in the centre drives all before it.
The Allies are chased from the field.
The French won by 6 banners to 4. Bizarrely the Allies 4 banners came solely from exiting units: the French lost no units. Rick used the French light infantry well; to screen the advancing line infantry. The cavalry did their job on the flanks.
An enjoyable game, despite losing.