Two Prussian brigades are in rout on the right, and a third in south Uelzen is shaken – all down to the skirmish ability of 13 French brigade.IV French corps
Artillery fire close range on south Uelzen, one hit
Garrison test morale, pass and become disordered
Cavalry about turn and form line facing enemy
13 brigade garrison’s north Uelzen
13 brigade skirmish 7 Prussian, no casualties2nd Prussian corps
General Kleist (Average) – 5CP – Engage Orders
Kleist moves to square
Gunners return to abandon guns, limber and move east
Square retreats to cover artillery
8 brigade test morale for rout, fails and continue to rout
5 brigade test morale for rout, fails and continue to routTable at end of move 12
The French have taken north Uelzen, the Prussians hold south Uelzen
The Prussians have two brigades in rout, and have clearly lost the battle.
Even without effective cavalry, the Prussians will be able to retire east during the night
The French will have to wait at Uelzen until they can bring up their reserve infantry
Notes on Game
Both corps started the game with casualties from a previous battle.
The French opted to fight the battle without the three infantry brigades who had casualties. This gamble paid off as their one full strength brigade defeated three Prussian brigades one after the other.
The Prussians suffered heavy casualties. They lost 6 new infantry casualties to add to their existing 3 infantry and 2 cavalry
The French suffered light casualties. Only 1 new infantry casualty to add to their existing 5 infantry.