Marshal Oudinot and 10 Bavarian corps are in and around the town of Branau and have orders to hold the town.
9 Bavarian corps will arrive on the Orienburg road at the start of move 5.
3 Austrian corps will arrive on the Altheim road at the start of move 1
Archduke Charles and 1 Austrian corps will arrive on the Altheim road at the start of move 5.
Table at start
Branau is the town in the centre
The centre road bottom to top is from Mattsee (bottom) to Orienburg (top)
The road from left to right is from Reishach (left) to Altheim (right)
10 Bavarian corps are deployed in and around Mattsee. They have orders to hold the town, and must also hold the road to Orienburg until 9 corps arrive
3 Austrian corps will enter the table on the Altheim road They have orders to attack Branau. The Archduke Charles and 1 corps will arrive on the same road at the start of move 5.
Austrians attack Branau
Despite their early advantage the Austrians have failed to take Branau. However their advantage in cavalry and artillery made it difficult for 9 Bavarian corps to deploy.
As night fell the Austrians had just captured the hill, and were engaged in a skirmish fight with Branau.
Marshal Oudinot is at a distinct disadvantage. As night fall he orders a withdrawal towards Reishach. The lack of resolve on part of the Austrians allows him to recover his artillery and make good his withdrawal
Effect on the Campaign
Another defeat for Oudinot.
Once more he will have to retreat towards Munich, but keep close enough to the river Danube to allow 9th corps to rejoin him.
Archduke Charles is now in a very good position to move forward and take Munich
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