The layout was straightforward - the villages of Dosen and Dolitz formed strong points to the front of the French lines then behind a river sat the main French strong point of Probstheida.
|Allied forces use a duplicitous dice disguise to sneak up on the sleeping Italians.|
|Dear Mamma, Having a relaxing time in Saxony. Weather good though neighbours noisy - Dosen at the end of the battle|
The Italians at Dolitz initially proved equally lackadaisical. It was foggy and an entire Russian brigade managed to sneak past the pickets and blunder into the only deployed French battery who were annihilated without a shot being fired.
|The Italians in Dolitz decide whether or not to make a last stand of it...|
|The Austrians a bit like the no22 bus - wait all day then 50,000 turn up at once.|
Unfortunately, there weren't any men left to benefit from this unheard of circumstance.
Murat escaped the infantry's annihilation and headed for the bridge but whilst trying to force his way through a couple of untouched but unnerved brigades he was toppled into the river by a sharp elbowed private with an eye for advancement (a man after my own heart!).
|The crush on the bridge|
|Murat takes an early bath|
|The combination of marsh and a steep slope prove too much for the Allies|
Kings of Naples: 0
Killer Colin: 1