The other day, I fought my second MP napoleon battle. It was on Prussian hills (basically Syrian ridge, but with grass). This time, my opponent managed to get his line to the hill as my skirmishers were just getting there, so I ceded him the summit.
However, he only had horse artillery, which he didn't put on the summit. While I unlimbered my howetzers at the base of the hill, my skirmishers traded fire with his troops, and my line finally got into position behind the skirmishers.
Then once my howitzers unlimbered, they literally cleared the hill of the enemy (it was basically howi point blank range), and the battle was over 2 minutes later: 91 deaths and 450 kills for me.
I recorded the battle, and posted it on Youtube, but I messed up the sound levels so my narration is impossible to hear. I'll repost it w/ corrected sound shortly.
However, this battle raised a few questions for me:
1. What decides which infantry get to a hill/target (assuming equal distance) first? I normally line my guys up as close as I can and order them to run asap.
2. Are howitzers best on hilly terrain, or does it depend on the foot/horse arty getting to a summit?
3. How do you best maintain situational awareness? While I focused on the center of the map, I failed to dedicate much attention to the flanks, which could've resulted in excessive casualties for me; I even forgot about 2 dragoons on my left flank!! Which is rather annoying, as cavalry/flank units doing nothing = wasted money...