Monday, October 4, 2010

A day of decision

8 July 1813

Archduke Charles

Charles is delighted with his victories at Mattsee and Altheim. Ever cautious he decides to spend the day consolidating and reorganizing his army before ordering an advance towards Munich.

Marshal Oudinot

His defeat at Mattsee and Altheim have left his campaign plan is tatters. With two weakened corps, and 9 corps still north of the river Danube, a drastic change of plan is called for.

He will have to abandon Passau and try to bring 9 corps south of the river further to the west. He will try to hold Salzburg, but this will depend on whether he is attacked by the Austrians.

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