24 July 1813
Both sides are determined to hold their own side of the town at nightfall.
Little attempt has been made to improve the deployment south of the town
Bulow has 5CP
Artillery fire on square and hit, square test morale and pass
9 brigade move forward in square
12 brigade moves behind artillery and forms square on the other side of the guns
10 brigade skirmish with 2 brigade in town, both miss
Poniatowski only has 4CP
Artillery fire on East Marienborn and miss
2 brigade skirmish with 10 brigade and score a hit
10 brigade returns fire and fails to hit
10 brigade test morale for second casualty and passTable at the end of Game
The Prussians were lucky that 10 brigade made their morale with 2 casualties
As they hold East Marienborn at nightfall they can replace 10 brigade with the reserves
Both sides can complete their deployment during the night.
They are not allowed to move closer to the enemy, but can complete deployment
Effect on Campaign
The casualties so far have been light.
3 Prussian corps two casualties
XIII French corps one casualty
Both sides have secured their deployment and hold the nearest section of Marienborn.
Nightfall has prevented a skirmish developing into a battle
Both corps will be fully deployed at daybreak
Note on the Wargame
This has been an uneventful game so far.
10 brigade was unlucky to receive two casualties, and not inflict any on 2 brigade
The French have a slight advantage if the battle goes to a second day.
But not sufficient to feel confident of victory
A second day’s battle could go either way.