|Big red One Victorious|
This is a good basic infantry scenario and both sides have many set up options which makes it interesting. The French set up with defenders in the town and small dug in contingent on each of the three hills surrounding the town to slow the American advance.
The US chose to attack by battalion with one battalion attack from the NE to take out that forward French position and proceed to the town. The other battalion attacked the SW French hill position and proceeded to the town. The attack started quickly as both sides were in contact from the start. It looked like the US was going to bog down on the hill fights but after an hour of fighting they broke the SW position and just by passed the remnants of the NE one. The pulled their SE defenders to the east of the town in a hasty defense.
The southern US battalion reached St. Cloud just before dusk and started firing artillery and machines guns to soften up the defenders then assaulted. the north battalion had trouble reaching the town until late in the fight. The US kept up the firepower and due to the 2 Morale factor LTC in command they weathered the French guns and small arms fire. The French had no leaders with morale factors and this hurt as once broken, they could not seem to rally. By 1830 the fight was over with the French launching a desperate counterattack in the town "pour la gloire et honneur de France." The US won decisively.