Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Second Battle of Uelzen – Move 3

1000-1100 27 July 1813

Table at the start of move 3

Prussians have deployed the head of the column to keep the enemy cavalry at bay

French corps move to join their cavalryJustify Full

2nd Prussian corps

General Kleist (Average) – 6CP – Engage Orders

Artillery fire on cavalry, who are just out of maximum range

Manhandle guns into range of cavalry

Move 8 brigade towards town

Move cavalry to protect left flank

Move Kleist to centre of corps

Move 7 brigade into Uelzen

IV French corps

General Reynier (Gifted) – 6CP – Move Orders

Move corps column towards Uelzen

Move Reynier to take command of cavalry

Cavalry retire out of artillery range

Reynier returns to command corps column

Notes on Game

The French cavalry have done their job of delaying the Prussian advance, and withdraw out of artillery range.

The Prussian cavalry are kept well away from the enemy cavalry and artillery. If they have to test morale they will probably fail, as they have two casualties from the previous battle.

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