Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Battle of Rosche – Move 11

1800-1900 30 July 1813

Table at the start of move 11

Most of the French corps is in rout top right, and abandoned their guns

The confused infantry fight continues on the left flank of the Prussian battle line

2nd Prussian corps

General Kleist (Average) – 5CP – Hold

5 infantry continues towards the left flank

5 infantry form column of attack

6 infantry advance to volley range

6 Prussian and 16 French exchange volley fire

6 Prussian 3 combat points plus 7 on dice

6 Prussian win, receive 1 casualty and are disordered

16 French lose, receive 3 casualties and rout into 13 French

13 French test morale (6) for rout, pass but are disordered

7 Prussian (6 casualties) continue to rout

Prussian cavalry test morale (5) for shaken, fail remain shaken

IV French corps

General Reynier (Gifted) – 5CP – Attack

Reynier changes orders to Hold

13 French advance to volley range

13 French and 6 Prussian exchange volley fire

13 French 2 combat points plus 2 on dice

13 French lose, retire 4” shaken and lose 2 casualties

6 Prussian win, lose 1 casualty and are disordered

Table at end of game

Notes on Game

Reynier orders the shaken 13 brigade to cover the withdrawal of his broken IV corps

The French have 11 casualties and have abandoned their guns. His cavalry, gunners and three of the four infantry brigades are in rout. The remaining brigade covering the retreat is shaken

The Prussians have 12 casualties. Their cavalry and one infantry brigade are in rout. The rest of the corps is formed and holding their ground. However with such heavy casualties they are in no condition to pursue the French.

The French have had consistent bad luck (in the form of dice) throughout the game. Starting the battle with considerably less casualties than the Prussians, this should have been an easy French victory.

The Prussians are fortunate that most of their casualties are on the already weak 7 infantry brigade. Two other brigades are weak, but still formed. Their elite infantry brigade is still full strength, as is their artillery. The cavalry are in rout with one casualty, but will rally during the night.

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