Thursday, July 7, 2011

Battle of Helmstedt – Move 5

1200-1300 29 July 1813

Table at the start of move 5

The Prussians continue to deploy

The French continue to wait for their attack

General Blucher (Average) – 7CP

No movement and no orders issued

XIII French corps

General Poniatowski (Poor) – 4CP – Hold Helmstedt

Move general to right flank

Move 1 brigade to end of right flank and form line

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 7CP

No movement and no orders issued

4th Prussian corps

General Tauentzien (Poor) – 5 CP – Move to Helmstedt

Move onto table along Walsbeck-Helmstedt road

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – 7CP – Move to Farm

Manhandle artillery forward

Move cavalry to right flank

Move 9 brigade to front of farm

Move remaining infantry towards enemy

Notes on Game

4th Prussian corps arrive in an unusual order of march

The cavalry and artillery are in the middle of the column

This makes it difficult to send either forward to cover the corps deployment

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