Saturday, July 2, 2011

Battle of Helmstedt - Move 1

Table at the start of move 1

Poniatowski has deployed his corps to the right of Helmstedt

His cavalry are further to the right on the Magdeburg road

He has reinforced his left flank to hold the Wolfsburg road for reinforcements

The Prussians will enter the table from the right

General Blucher (Average) – 7CP

Move on to table

No orders issued

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 6CP

No movement and no orders issued

XIII French corps

General Poniatowski (Poor) – 6 CP – Hold Helmstedt

Poniatowski moves to command range of the lancers

Withdraws lancers behind farm

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – 5CP – Move to Helmstedt

Cavalry move forward and form line to protect the corps advance

Infantry move towards Helmstedt on the Walsbeck road

Notes on Game

Poniatowski has deployed his infantry and artillery where he wants to fight the battle

His cavalry were in an exposed position, and he has withdrawn them now that the enemy hussars are advancing to engage them.

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