Sunday, July 10, 2011

Battle of Helmstedt – Move 9

1600-1700 29 July 1813

Table at the start of move 9

Both Prussian corps are taking position on the right

XIII French corps anxiously waiting for the arrival of VI French corps

4th Prussian corps

General Tauentzien (Poor) – 7 CP – Move to Helmstedt

Cavalry move forward to threaten enemy right flank

Remainder of corps move forward and start to deploy

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – 4CP – Move to Farm

Artillery fire on enemy square (8) score hit

Square test morale (5) and pass

Three brigade infantry column move forward

Gunners manhandle gun forward

Bulow joins cavalry and moves them forward

Bulow returns to centre of infantry column

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 7CP

Moves to join Poniatowski

Change XIII corps orders to Hold

Move north on Wolfsburg road to wait for VI corps

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont (Average) – 4 CP – Move to Helmstedt

Double move towards Helmstedt

XIII French corps

General Poniatowski (Poor) – 6CP – Hold Helmstedt

Artillery fire on farm (10) and score second hit

Garrison tests morale (1), fail and are now Shaken

Left flank brigade form square

Right flank square retreat out of artillery range

Manhandle artillery back towards Helmstedt

General Blucher (Average) – 4CP

Move to Bulow

Change 3rd corps orders to Engage

Notes on Game

VI French corps has started to arrive from Wolfsburg

Blucher must press home his attack before VI corps make their presence felt, or night robs him of the opportunity.

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