Since we are playing a table a little narrower than normal the French marched on and into action very quickly. In the south, the elite french battalions of the 57th and the 10th prepare to assault Unterlatchling.
The 57th and 3rd Line begin the assault on Unterlatchling.
In the north around Oberlatchling the French were able to forward and capture the western section and the church right under the Austrian's noses. Thanks in large part to the lower quality and poor command rolls of the Austrians.
Back in Unterlatchling the combined elite battalions are able to push the Austrian battalion out of the town but not with out significant cost.
The Austrians blood was up
The artillery was rolled up in quick succession and only its disordered state kept the Austrians from continuing there headlong charge.
In the north near Oberlatchling the Austrians begin to maneuver to cut off the french occupying the village from support
Taking heavy fire from the French battalion garrisoning the Oberlatchling church and heavy fire frontally from a second French battallion the pressure proves too much for the Austrians and they fall back in disorder.
In the south the French quickly consolidate their hold on the western section of Unterlatchling and begin to simultaneously press the eastern section of the town and redeploy to meet the threat of the rampaging Austrian cavalry.
As the threat from the Austrian horse was contained. The French continued their assault on the final second of Underlatchling.
As the fight for Unterlatchling continued in the North the Austrians sought to isolate the French that had occupied Oberlatchling's church and western sector. This led to bloody fighting in the field to the south of the village.
With the struggle in Oberlatchling a bloody stalemate the Austrians saw the opportunity to deny the French victory by holding the last of Unterlatchling. The Austrians called on Erzog Karls Legion to backstop Unterlatchling
After being battered for 5 or more turns by 3 superior battalions of French the Austrian defenders of Unterlatchling could not hold any longer.
Frances battered regiments were able to take the village of Unterlatchling and most of the town of Oberlatchling but were unable to even attempt an assault on the hills that dominated the ground to the east of the latchlings.