Friday, April 1, 2011

Battle of Uelzen – Set Up

0800 24 July 1813

Campaign Background

On 23 July 1813 IV French corps entered Uelzen and 2nd Prussian corps entered Rosche. The cavalry brigades of both corps fought an engagement between the two towns. The melee was a draw, both suffered light casualties, both withdrew to their parent corps.

At 0400 General Reynier ordered IV corps to march west from Uelzen and take up a defensive position in the area shown on the map above.

At 0800 General Kleist ordered 2nd corps to advance west and take Uelzen

Tactical Map

The battle will take place in the nine squares outlined in white.

IV French corps will be deployed in square B7

2nd Prussian corps will advance from Rosche in column of attack

Wargames table at start of game

Uelzen is the town on the cross roads on the left

IV French corps is drawn up in line to the right of the town

2 Prussian corps will enter on the right at the start of move 1

IV French corps deployed in front of Uelzen

Special Rules

The campaign day normally starts at 0800. The French player requested permission to start four hours earlier in order to “steal a march” on the Prussians. This was allowed because General Reynier is a Gifted general, and could be assumed to have greater initiative than an Average or Poor commander.

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