Sunday, August 14, 2011

Second Wolfsburg – Move 10

1700-1800 30 July 1813

Table at the start of move 10

The fighting continues in both sections of Wolfsburg

Davout and Blucher are trying to coordinate their widely separated corps

V French corps is arriving at the top of the table

4th Prussian corps is entering at the bottom of the table

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont (Average) – 7CP - Engage

Artillery fire on 4th corps, but at 19” they are out of range

Marmont moves to command range of cavalry

Hussars about turn and move 7” towards 4th corps

23 infantry advance 6” towards Prussian square

Skirmish 22 French (5) with 1 Prussian (1) – both miss

Skirmish 21 French (3) with 3 Prussian (6) – 1 French casualty

21 infantry tests morale (5) for second casualty – pass remain formed

V French corps

General Laurison (Average) – 6CP - Engage

17 infantry advance 4” and form column of attack

18 infantry advance 4” and form column of attack

19 infantry advance 8”

French cuirassiers charge enemy hussars

Prussian hussars test to counter charge (4), pass and charge

French combat factors 8

Prussian hussars retire 8” shaken

French cuirassiers halt disordered

Prince Blucher (Average) – 6CP

Move to 1st corps

Change orders from Engage to Attack

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – 7CP – Attack

Artillery advance 4” and unlimber

2 infantry form column of attack from square

Yorck moves to centre of Wolfsburg

Orders both brigades in the town to attack

1 Prussian attack 21 French

Total combat points 5

Prussians retire 4”, shaken and two casualties

French halt disordered with one casualty

3 Prussian attack 22 French

Total combat points 11

Prussians disordered with one casualty

French rout with three casualties

French artillery pass morale (4) for nearby rout

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 7CP

No orders

4th Prussian corps

General Tauentzien (Poor) - 4CP - Engage

Cavalry advance 6” and form line to cover corps deployment

Corps column advance 8”

Battle for Wolfsburg

Blucher orders Yorck to attack and clear the town

In east Wolfsburg the Prussian lose the melee and retire shaken

In west Wolfsburg they smash the French who rout from the town

Notes on Game

The loss of west Wolfsburg is a blow to VI French corps

They will have to move their artillery and try to organise a counter attack

They have held on to east Wolfsburg, but a Prussian counter attack is ready

The next two moves will decide whether a second day of battle is required

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