Andrew and I split the Hannoverian army between us. He took the experienced brigades on the left. I took the militia, but backed them with the grenadier brigade. I was also assigned the entire cavalry contingent, two brigades. Paul's Austrians were deployed to our left with their excellent cavalry unopposed on our left. The Reicharmee was in support in the center, with a single brigade of infantry and their cavalry brigade on our right across from my cavalry. The scenario had four objectives. The road intersections were worth a point a piece, the camp on the Austrian right was worth 2 points and the lone bare tree near the table center was worth 3 points.
Following deployment Andrew began to immediately redeploy a reserve brigade to his left to make sure Paul's cavalry couldn't turn our flank unopposed. He anchored a line on the impassable (to cavalry) field on the left.
Further to the left, a unit of Austrian Jagers moves into no man's land and takes cover behind a low wall.
Out on the far left, Paul attempts a frontal charge against Andrew's infantry lines, and learns a valuable lesson in the differences between Napoleonic battles and Seven Years War battles. The infantry stands and delivers a point blank volley emptying many saddles. Unfortunately for us, the followup volley doesn't land as the brigade is mistakenly marked hold fire instead of first fire, letting the horsemen pull back and learn from their lesson.
We ended there due to time. It was a close fought and interesting game that ended in a Hannoverian victory. Crucially it was also one of the few games of Final Argument of Kings we've played without Michael our resident rules guru and contact with the author. It was a learning experience. We had a lot of sorting out to do in our heads getting rid (temporarily) of all the Johnny Reb still floating around from Gettysburg. Since the rules are nearly identical that's not easy to do. It also didn't help that we had three different versions of the reference sheets at the table. We now finally have everyone on the same page even if Michael isn't around. But...Dean can't finish the new rules fast enough. :) I can vouch for at least a couple of copies that will be immediate buys. We love these rules for SYW.