Both sides have one brigade in rout and one shaken.
If the Prussians move first they should win the day with their artillery
V French corps
General Laurison (Average) – 6CP – Hold Orders
Change orders to Engage
18 Brigade advance, form line and volley fire shaken 2 Prussian
2 Prussian rout with two casualties
3 Prussian test morale for nearby rout, continue their own rout
4 Prussian test morale for nearby rout, fail and join rout
1 Prussian test morale for nearby rout, pass and remain formed
17 French test morale for shaken, pass and become disordered
19 French test more for rout, rally and become shaken
Cuirassiers test morale for rout, fail and continue to rout1st Prussian corps
General Yorck (Gifted) – 7CP – Engage Orders
Artillery canister fire on 17 French, inflict casualties
17 French test morale, fail and become shaken
1 Prussian for line and exchange volley fire with 18 French
Draw, both lose 1 casualty, both are disorderedInfantry fire fight
The Prussians were very unlucky They lost the first skirmish fight during the previous move, resulting in one brigade in rout and a second shaken
The French moved first this turn, changed their orders to Engage and advanced 18 brigade to volley fire the shaken Prussian brigade. The Prussian brigade lost two casualties, joined the rout and took the reserve landwehr brigade with them. Three Prussian brigades are now in rout.
The sole remaining Prussian brigade then formed line and exchanged volley fire with the French brigade. The result was a draw, both sides receiving one casualty, but both brigades remained formed.Table at end of move 11
Prussian hussars pin the Steinhorst garrison, and prevent the gunners from manning their guns. The Prussian artillery and one shaken brigade remain. The remaining three Prussian infantry brigades are in rout
The French hold Steinhorst with a full strength brigade. A second brigade is holding their own in the firefight. Two further brigades are shaken.
Notes on Game
With the loss of three of his infantry brigades general Yorck has no chance of taking Steinhorst in the remaining move before nightfall. To avoid further casualties he orders his corps to retreat towards Bodenteich, covered by his hussar brigade and the remaining infantry brigade.
Laurison has won a decisive victory due to his bold move in taking full advantage of his initial success in the early skirmish fight. Rather than continue to hold until nightfall, he changed his orders to Engage and forced a firefight before the enemy could recover from their initial setback.
At nightfall both sides have similar casualties
French – 6 infantry and 1 cavalry
Prussian – 5 infantry and 1 cavalry
However the Prussian attack has broken and fled, leaving just one infantry brigade and the cavalry to cover their retreat
The French have two formed and two shaken infantry brigades as well as their artillery.
V French corps has held Steinhorst throughout the day and won the battle
1 Prussian corps must spend the next day retreating to the east