We opened the battle with our infantry advancing across a broad front with the Cossacks and Dragoons interspersed to provide more immediate aid. The cuirassier brigade was held in deep reserve until needed.
Initially it seemed as though the old gods of war were favoring us and we drove our enemies back everywhere except on the for right where we were out-numbered. The only set-back we experienced involved the new, experimental Jäger Corps. To our dismay the only strongpoint on the field was occupied with ease by the Prussian Jägers. Judging that it would be a constant drain of manpower, the Dainava Forest Jägers assaulted them. Unfortunately in their eagerness to prove themselves they took unnecessary risks and losses, which caused them to rout away, never to be seen again. This experiment requires more research.
Though our successes were numerous in the center, on the flanks things began to sour. Brigadier Beck began to feel the combination of numbers and quality, plus he faced the arrival of Prussian dragoons. On the left the Prussians were so desperate that they began to commit their cuirassiers. The Russian grenadiers were taken partly unawares and were routed away. Similarly a group of Bosniaks routed your loyal Cossacks. Though musketry restored the balance, much damage was done and the field piece recaptured. Similarly the Jonava Musketeers, involved in an infantry firefight, were surprised by Prussian dragoons emerging from the woods and could only get off a weak volley. The result was predictable though the dragoons did not long enjoy their victory.
By late afternoon most of our infantry regiments were at or below 50% strength. Although we continued to resist with great devotion it appeared we were not going to drive away our adversaries. So the battle came to a close, though many such victories of a similar nature will ruin our enemy.