Sunday, September 11, 2011

Second Helmstedt – Move 10

1700-1800 1 August 1813
Table at the start of move 10

Davout is retreating to the farm which he will hold until nightfall

The farm is out of artillery range of 1st and 3rd Prussian corps

Blucher has personal command of 4th corps and only issue orders to them

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 6CP

Personal command of 24 brigade

24 brigade retire 2” facing enemy

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – Hold – 6CP

French are out of artillery range

Waiting for orders from Prince Blucher to advance

General Tauentzien (Poor)

Corps under the command of Prince Blucher

4th Prussian Corps

Prince Blucher (Average) – Commanding 4th Corps - 5CP

Artillery fire (6) on 24 French and miss

Manhandle guns 2” towards enemy

14 brigade advance 6”

16 brigade advance 6”

Blucher moves to centre of corps

Test morale (0) for Routed cavalry, fail and continue to Rout

Poor Card

4th corps is under command of Prince Blucher (Average)

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – Hold – 7CP

Artillery fire (8) on 23 French hit and cause one casualty

23 French test morale (5) for second casualty, pass and remain formed

Unable to take any further action on Hold orders

Waiting for new orders from Prince Blucher

V French corps

General Laurison (Average) – Withdraw to T Junction - 4CP

Artillery fire (6) on 14 Prussian and miss

20 brigade form line

17 brigade retire 2” facing enemy

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont (Average) – Retire to Farm – 6CP

23 brigade form column of attack from square

23 brigade retire 3”

Test morale (2) for Shaken cavalry, fail and remain Shaken

Game Notes

Once again a poor dice throw prevent Blucher from handing control of 4th corps back to Tauentzien. He has now run out of time to activate 1st and 3rd corps and must do the best he can with 4th corps

The French withdrawal has worked well. They are now out of artillery range of 1st and 3rd Prussian corps and are well positioned to hold their own against 4th Prussian corps.

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