Having rested one day after his victory at Wolfsburg, Davout is marching south with V and VI corps to take Helmstedt and cut the Prussian supply route.
Blucher is trying to reorganize 1st and 4th Prussian corps to hold the town. Unknown to Davout he has also ordered 3rd corps to abandon their pursuit of XIII corps on the Hanover road, and join him at Helmstedt. Their march will be screened from the French by the hilly ground in L7 and woods in K7.
Helmstedt is the town at the bottom left
Blucher has deployed 3rd corps on the left, 4th centre and 1st on the right
Davout has positioned V corps on the left and VI corps on the right
Tauentzien also has all of his brigades, and only one casualty
Blucher has joined this corps to support its poor commander
Marmont has lost his best brigade to make up casualties throughout his corps infantry
Because all five corps have deployed during the day, and remain stationary throughout the night, both commanders have been able to concentrate most of their casualties in one brigade where necessary.
We will not use the Poor Card in this game, because there is only one poor commander involved.
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