The British and French armies come to grips with each other, with both sides fully committing to an all or nothing struggle for control of the hill. As the armies clash, twin disasters of monumental proportion develop on both sides of the field.
|Lt. Colonel Robert Macara attempts to rally his troops as the french bayonets push inexorably forward...|
Even more disturbing, the Hanoverians have formed an attack column and threaten to charge the 42nd in the flank. The threat of the twin pincers is too much and the Black Watch breaks into a full rout!
|The field is littered with the bodies of both British and French - a grim testament to the fierceness of the struggle.|
|The French Colonel was right to try and contain the eagerness of his victorious troops. Even as the 6e Legere pursues the defeated highlanders, another famous battalion of Scotsmen, the 92nd Gordon Highlanders, prepare to charge into the woods. |
|Suddenly an enormous drooling cock-eyed slug and a ferocious dire wolf appear to *&&%$#!! time machine - must have slipped into inter-dimensional mode again - hold on, whack, OK - back to the battle at hand...|
On the British right the second of the twin disasters unfolds, but this time the victim is the French.
|To make matters worse for the French, the 50th has formed up and prepare to join the 24th at the top of the hill. Only the sound of desultory musket fire on their right concerns them.|
|To the right of the 50th, a small unit of British skirmishers holds a much larger French force of skirmishers at bay.|