First - 4th Prussian – 6CPGeneral Tauentzien sent to join shaken 15 brigade in west Helmstedt
Artillery fire on 23 brigade (skirmishing east Helmstedt), no casualties
13 brigade replace 15 brigade as garrison of east Helmstedt
13 brigade skirmish 21 brigade, no casualties
21 brigade skirmish back, one casualty on garrison
13 brigade test morale for first casualty and pass
14 brigade in west Helmstedt test morale, fail remain shaken
15 brigade (routed in east Helmstedt} test and pass morale, become shaken
Second - French CinC – 8CP
Take command of artillery
Artillery fire on east Helmstedt, no casualties
Gunners manhandle guns into close range of the town
Third - Poor Card
Fourth - VI French – 6CPArtillery have already fired on CinC orders, may not fire again
22 brigade move towards west Helmstedt
21 brigade (shaken in west Helmstedt) withdraw to edge of town
23 brigade skirmish east Helmstedt, inflict second casualty on 13 brigade
13 brigade (garrison east Helmstedt) skirmish and inflict first casualty on 23 brigade
23 brigade test morale for first casualty, pass
13 brigade test morale for second casualty, pass
21 brigade (shaken in west Helmstedt) test morale for shaken, fail and rout
No supports within supporting distance, so no further morale tests.
Blucher (gifted commander) has taken command of 4th Prussian corps because Tauentzien is a poor commander. However Tauentzien can still be sent to add morale support to the shaken 15 brigade, who is out of command range of Blucher. This will add plus two when 15 brigade tests their morale.
Had the Poor Card been drawn before 4th Prussian corps turn this would not have been possible.
When there is a rout any brigade within supporting distance (4”) have to check their morale. When a game gets to the present stage, where there are a number of shaken brigades, one rout can have a knock on effect. Fortunately there were no supports when 21 brigade in west Helmstedt routed.