In the first move the Russians move their 1st Brigade onto the table, discarding their blind to be able to deploy directly and move round the wood to allow them to attack the far hill in next move. The 2nd Brigade with the C-in-C, heavy artillery and Schutzen (light infantry) also deploys directly on table without a blind and use all their initiative to move between the two areas of cultivation and occupy the hill to the right of the road. The Light Dragoon blind moves onto the table fully deployed and stops 12” onto the table. The Heavy Dragoons, also on a blind, move forward in march column behind the hill on their left. The British first move gets the 4th Brigade to move forward and deploy their blind to the rear of the hill on the Russian side of the table. The 3rd Brigade moves forward and deploy in front of the cultivated area. The 2nd Brigade and one battery of guns move forward and deploy on the crossroads. The 1st Brigade deploys to their left facing to the left flank. The Light Brigade deploys off their blind and make a maximum move forward to face the Russians on the hill.
Over then next moves the Russians occupy both of their objective hills and the C-in-C moves frantically round trying to change the brigades' orders to get the infantry to turn and move to their left to attack the British flank, but a series of low initiative rolls and some confusion delays this movement. On the British right their 4th Brigade moves over the crest of the hill and discovers the Russian Heavy Dragoons on the other side. Two regiments of dragoons immediately charge the British line. Poor morale die means two units are shaken and the third forced to retire shaken (20 morale roll). But the defensive fire from the two shaken units manages to halt one of the cavalry units, the other charges home but the British infantry unit manages to hold after losing the melee. Over the next few moves the 4th Brigade forces the Russian dragoons of the hill and eventually chase them all from the table.
In the centre, the British 3rd Brigade slowly moves forward giving long range support fire to the 4th Brigade then swinging round to threaten the Russian Light Dragoons defending the Russian line of supply. The British 1st and 2nd Brigades hold their position protecting the crossroads. Due to low initiative, the Light Brigade gets caught by the Russian infantry and the C-in-C has to rush over to pull them back behind the 1st Infantry Brigade (one regiment in the process) and redeploying them on the left of the infantry when the Russian infantry move round to attack the flank.