With the saps and mines moving forward, the game became very intriguing indeed...and then 'Blue' launched a 'Forlorn Hope' against forward trench in front of the St Nicholas Bastion - with a Company of Fusiliers in support.
The 'Forlorn Hope' crashed into the 'Red' trench - and mayhem ensued!
And just as 'Blue' occupied the trench, the game 'erupted' into life with the explosion of the Mines.
The large 'party popper' bangs left a breach near the St Nicholas Bastion - which allowed the 'Red Dragoons' and the 'Red Forlorn Hope' to charge through.
The simultaneous assault on the right flank went in - more to test the rules - and 'Blue' created mayhem in the 'Red' ranks...
but 'Red' crashed through into another breach - thus concluding the game. 'Blue' could have retired into the Citadel, but instead they 'beat the Chamade' and claimed the Honours of War.
An excellent game in the best company - with rules analysis to follow.