Thursday, April 21, 2011

Battle of Steinhorst – Move 2

0900-1000 25 July 1813

Table at the start of move 2

Prussian cavalry are tangled with their artillery

Both sides have started to deploy

V French corps

PGeneral Laurison (Average) – 6CP – Engage Orders

Change orders to Hold

Move Laurison towards cuirassiers

Cuirassiers about turn and retire half move

Move Laurison back to centre of corps

Move artillery to left of church

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – 5CP – Engage Orders

Move artillery and unlimber

Move 2, 3 and 4 brigades forward

Hussars test morale for rout, pass and become shaken

Notes on Game

The French passed on the opportunity to exploit their cavalry success.

This was because the cavalry had no infantry or artillery support and could do little against the infantry brigade in square. Had they charged the gunners, they would have retreated to the square.

It would take a long time to bring the French infantry and artillery forward, and the cavalry could easily have been pushed back and exposed to infantry and artillery fire.

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