The battle of Langenbruck continued with the French entering the village of Oberschweineode thereby isolating the Hanoverian brigade which had crossed the bridge to Niederschweineode already and which was now out of its own General’s command radius. The French brought up heavy artillery to cover the bridge to discourage the Hanoverians from re-crossing into the town. The French plan was to fully garrison the town and prevent the Allies from approaching it by stationing the bulk of their infantry and cavalry outside.
However so anxious were the French to implement their plan that they did not keep an eye on the Allied movements and suddenly found massive enemy infantry and cavalry formations deploying to encircle their open left flank. The French infantry formed squares but it looks like the French artillery is doomed.
In the meantime on the French right/Allied left the battle continued….
NOTE: The Allied Cavalry swept around the French rear forcing the infantry to remain in square while the supporting Hessian infantry blew them away one at a time in a series of one sided firefights. Four full batteries were also overrun and captured. The French were then compressed into a small space and were unable to manouevre so the French commander instructed his remaining cavalry to hold back the enemy and ordered a general retreat by the infantry and remaining guns. It was an impressive victory for the Allies and a humiliating defeat for the French. Unfortunately I do not have any photographs of this final phase.