Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Second Wolfsburg – Move 6

1300-1400 30 July 1813

Table at the start of move 6

Yorck has deployed his artillery to cover the Kalbe road

This protects his line of retreat should it prove necessary

The town is still in dispute

Marmont is aware that 4th Prussian corps will arrive behind him shortly

He must move to the left or right to avoid fighting on two fronts

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – 8CP – Engage

Yorck moves to command range (8”) of reserve and cavalry

4 infantry advance 8” towards west Wolfsburg

Cavalry advance 7” towards French cavalry

Yorck moves to command range (8”) of artillery

Artillery move 4” and unlimber

Yorck moves to centre of Wolfsburg

Skirmish 1 Prussian (3) against 21 French (6)

1 Prussian pass morale test (3) for second casualty

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont (Average) – 5CP - Engage

23 infantry advance 4” and form column of attack

Skirmish 22 French (2) against 3 Prussian (4) no casualties

French cavalry melee Prussian cavalry

French 1 combat point plus 7 for 2D6 total 4

Draw, no casualties, both disordered

Battle for Wolfsburg

No casualties in west Wolfsburg

Second Prussian casualty in east Wolfsburg

Despite heavy casualties both brigades continue to skirmish

Prussian reinforcements arrive at east Wolfsburg

Notes on Game

Both commanders are aware of enemy approaching behind them
The battle for Wolfsburg is still undecided

Both sides have to consider how to meet the new threat

Marmont must win the cavalry melee or be pinned between two enemy corps

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