Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Battle of Helmstedt – Move 4

1100-1200 29 July 1813

Table at the start of move 4

Bulow has started to deploy his corps out of range of the French guns

He has sent one infantry brigade to occupy the farm

Poniatowski is not going to contest the farm

He has sent his reserve infantry to extend his right flank

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 8CP

No movement and no orders issued

General Blucher (Average) – 7CP

Move forward to keep pace with the advance

No orders issued

XIII French corps

General Poniatowski (Poor) – 4CP – Hold Helmstedt

Redeploy artillery to cover farm

Move reserve infantry to right flank

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – 6CP – Move to Farm

Move forward to command range of infantry in farm

Move 9 infantry into centre of farm

Manhandle artillery forward

Move infantry forward

Notes on Game

Prussian deployment continues

French extend their battle line and wait developments

It has taken four hours to position and start to deploy 3rd Prussian corps

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