|The frozen lake near Leppävirta sees battle once more! Dragoons on both sides have deployed to screen the marching columns but it will be a hasty deployment for the rest.|
|The Savolax brigade has put it's artillery to the front of the column. It's risky but will prove important.|
|The Russians have an equivalent number of troops. Their artillery is at the back.|
|The Savonian artillery deploys quickly and opens fire on the Russian cavalry.|
|Savonian Jägers move to the right flank and skirmish with their Russian counterparts.|
|Cossacks more around the Savonian left. Any baggage in the rear is in serious trouble!|
|The Savonians have managed to deploy more quickly and achieve local superiority in firepower on their right. Artillery, infantry and jägers make it hard for the Russians to form up for their attack.|
|The jägers push towards the Russian battery|
The game was pretty much decided by the artillery. The Savonian artillery was on the front of the column and was able to deploy quickly and start firing right away. The infantry then moved to protect the battery while the dragoons screened the manoeuver. The Russian artillery was at the rear and wasn't able to deploy with a good line of fire during the whole game. The rest was simple math as the deployed battery gave the Savolax brigade more firepower. The Savonians could just wait and keep up their fire as the Russians were forced to charge as they couldn't match the Savonians at long range. It didn't end up well for the Russians.
I'm not sure if putting the artillery up front was gamey and unhistorical of me, but it proved decisive!