|Situation, 3pm, looking eastwards from Permez. The|
French Chasseurs have seized a small rise near Noville;
Prussian cavalry on the Permez road keeping them under
|Map of the Permez area. Drawn by Major Jean Davidhomme|
commander of the Corps' topographical engineers.
|In the forground, I/ 3eme Leger infantry|
|Troops on the march. The French look a bit more scattered|
than their opponents.
Prussian (Hessian) Advance Guard: (Drawn from 2nd Hessian Brigade, Commanded by Oberstleutnant Bluemfondl SP6, Average):Grenadier Battalion Haller SP4, Elite
I Kurfurst Battalion SP4, Average
II Kurfurst Battalion SP4, Average
Hessian Hussars SP3, Poor
Federal Artillery Battery, SP2, Average
Total: 6 units (median 3), 23SP, exhaustion point, loss of 8SP.
|The Voltigeurs continue on the Permez; whilst I/3rd Light|
Infantry veer off towards the river bridge to Noville.
French Advance Guard: (Drawn from 1st Division, Armee de la Meuse, Commanded by Colonel Tarquin, SP6, Average)I/ 3rd Legere, SP4, Average
II/ 3rd Legere, SP4, Average
Brigaded Voltigeur companies (skirmishers, armed with smoothbore muskets, SP3, Average)
21st Chasseurs-a-cheval, SP3, Average
Gun battery, SP2, Average
Total: 6 units (median3), 22SP, exhaustion point, loss of 8 SP.
|Hessians build up their line along the|
Chemin des Ramillies
|Overall picture of the field|
Hessian:Hussars: NE road, Move 1
Battery: NE road, Move 1
Commander: E road, Move 2
II Kurfurst Battalion: E road, Move 2
Grenadier Battalion: NE road, Move 3
I Kurfurst Battalion: NE road, Move 3
French:Chasseurs: S road, Move 1
I/ 3 Legere: SW road, Move 1
Commander: S road, Move 2
Light company skirmishers: SW road, Move 3
Battery: SW road, Move 3
II/Legere: S road, Move 3
The French seized the early initiative (i.e. rolled to move first).
|View from the northest, behind Prussian lines|
|Prussian Hussars charge.|
|Prussian Hussars charge....|
|... before pulling back in the face of a flank threat. The II/3|
Lights have taken a knock...
|... but successfully formed square.|
|The French gunnery from the town was effective only|
in causing the enemy to pull back out of range...
|... whilst the Hessians prepare to attack Noville.|
To be continued: The Divisional Action at Permez.