Thursday, August 11, 2011

Second Wolfsburg – Move 7

1400-1500 30 July 1813

Table at the start of move 7

The battle is moving in favour of the Prussians

They are better placed to win the fight for the town

The cavalry melee on the left is critical

If the French lose they will be pinned between 1st and 4th Prussian corps

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – 8CP – Engage

Artillery fire on French artillery (6) and miss

Overshoot on French infantry (12) hit

23 French past morale test (3)

2 Prussian prepare to enter east Wolfsburg

Yorck move to command range of reserve and town

4 Prussian form square

Skirmish 1 Prussian (5) and 21 French (2), no casualties

Skirmish 3 Prussian (3) and 22 French (1), no casualties

Cavalry melee French 1 combat point plus 7

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont (Average) – 5CP - Engage

23 Infantry advance 6”

Artillery advance 8”

24 Infantry advance 8”

Skirmish 21 French (1) with 1 Prussian (1), no casualties

Skirmish 22 French (4) with 3 Prussian (3), no casualties

Battle for Wolfsburg

Still no result, despite heavy casualties in east Wolfsburg

The Prussians have brought up another brigade to swop in east Wolfsburg.

Notes on Game

Both sides are fighting desperately for possession of Wolfsburg

There is a fresh Prussian brigade ready to enter east Wolfsburg

The French have gained the upper hand in the cavalry melee

VI corps are moving to the west of Wolfsburg behind their cavalry

Just one more move before the Prussian and French reinforcements arrive.

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