Saturday, February 12, 2011

Battle of Helmstedt - Move 2


24 July 1813

Table at the start of Move 2

First - French CinC – 6CP

Davout joins Marmont and changes corps orders to “hold Helmstedt and farm"

Second - Poor Card

Third - VI French – 5CP

21 brigade move into the farm

The gunners manhandle guns towards enemy, who are out of range

Marmont moves to the centre of the corps

Marmont orders 24 brigade to return to east Helmstedt and occupy the town.

Fourth - 4th Prussian – 7CP

Blucher changes corps orders to “engage enemy”

The cuirassier brigade move forward to pin the enemy cavalry

The infantry move towards east Helmstedt in column of march

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