Will they get there and fire the bridge or will the French get within grapeshot range and wipe them out?
"Ugh. The hussars will get it hot!" said Nesvitski; "they are within grapeshot range now."
The French had time to fire three rounds of grapeshot before the hussars got back to their horses.
"Was that grapeshot?" he asked Denisov.
Twice they had attempted to attack this point, but on each occasion had been driven back by grapeshot from the four isolated guns on the hillock.
Twice they noticed the French appearing below them, and then they fired grapeshot at them.
General Campan's division did not seize the first fortification but was driven back, for on emerging from the wood it had to reform under grapeshot, of which Napoleon was unaware.
"Grapeshot!" the senior shouted, without answering the question, looking over the wall of the trench.
"All with grapeshot!" shouted the officer.