Friday, August 12, 2011

Second Wolfsburg – Move 8

1500-1600 30 July 1813

Table at the start of move 8

Marmont is moving his corps to the left of Wolfsburg

This is in preparation for the arrival of 4th Prussian corps from Helmstedt

He has left 1st brigade in east Wolfsburg to cover this redeployment

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – 7CP – Engage

French declare Opportunity Charge on shaken Prussian hussars, but fail test

Prussian hussars turn left and move 8” behind friendly square

Yorck moves 16” to command range of artillery

Artillery limber and move 4” to east of town

Yorck moves 12” within command range of Wolfsburg

Skirmish 3 Prussian (4) and 22 French (4), both miss

Shaken hussars pass morale (4) rally and are now Disordered

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont (Average) – 6CP - Engage

Cavalry advance 14” after Prussian hussars

Artillery move 8”

23 infantry move 6”

24 infantry move 8”

Skirmish 22 French (6) and 3 Prussian (5) both hit

22 French pass morale test (4)

3 Prussian pass morale test (6)

Battle for Wolfsburg

The fighting in east Wolfsburg dies down.

Both commanders concentrate on redeployment

In west Wolfsburg skirmish continues, both brigades have casualties

Both brigades pass morale test.

Notes on Game

With the approach of reinforcements both commanders concentrate on redeployment.

Both have to face enemy moving against their rear

The Prussians redeploy to the east of Wolfsburg

The French redeploy to the west of Wolfsburg

The fighting for the town helps both sides in this redeployment

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