Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Second Helmstedt – Move 12

1900-2000 1 August 1813

Table at the start of move 12

Davout has completed his withdrawal to the farm

The French are out of artillery range of 1st and 3rd Prussian corps

4th Prussian corps is now faced with the reformed V and VI French corps
3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – Hold – 5CP

French out of artillery range

Waiting for orders from Prince Blucher to advance

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont (Average) – Hold – 6CP

Cavalry move to left flankAlign Center

24 infantry occupy farm

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 5CP

No orders issued

V French corps

General Laurison (Average) – Hold - 6CP

Artillery fire (5) at close range on enemy gunners and miss

Poor Card

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

4th Prussian corps

Prince Blucher (Average) – Commanding 4th Corps - 6CP

Change orders from Engage to Hold

Artillery fire (9) on 20 French and cause one casualty

20 French test morale (-1) for second casualty, fail and Rout

Gunners test morale (1) for Rout within 4”, fail become Shaken

Garrison test morale (5) for Rout within 4”, pass and remain formed

15 brigade advance 6”

13 brigade advance 6”

Artillery manhandled 2”

Cavalry test morale (2) for Shaken, fail and remain Shaken

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – Hold – 7CP

French are out of artillery range

Waiting for new orders from Prince Blucher

4th Prussian corps

General Tauentzien (Poor)

Corps under the command of Prince Blucher

Game Notes

Blucher has ordered 4th corps to hold on the VI corps abandoned guns

He is confident that if the French do not retreat during the night he will be able to defeat them once he has regrouped his three corps.

Davout has done well to hold his second position until night fall

Table at the end of move 12


The Prussians are clear winners and will hold their ground over night

The French will retreat during the night and avoid battle for 24 hours


French have lost 12 infantry, 1 cavalry and 4 gunners

Prussians have lost 2 infantry, 3 cavalry and 1 gunner

Routed brigades at night fall

French have 1 cavalry and 3 infantry brigades in Rout

Prussians have 1 cavalry and 1 infantry brigades in Rout

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