Sunday, October 23, 2011

Battle of Peine Day Two – Move 1

0800-0900 5 August 1813

Table at the start of move 1

Top – V and VI corps are trying to retreat towards Celle

Centre – 3rd corps are moving to drive V and VI corps towards Celle

Bottom – 1st and 4th corps are waiting to discover French intentions

V and VI French Corps

Marshal Marmont – Move – 3CP

Road is blocked by V corps

Marmont leads infantry column 8” alongside V corps

Cavalry brigade charge enemy cavalry to cover the retreat

Prussian test morale (1) to counter charge, fail and receive charge at the halt

French total 8 combat factors, Prussian hussars retire 8” and are shaken

Infantry column behind hussars are disordered

Poor Card

1st and 4th Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – Hold – 2CP

No sign of any enemy approaching from Brunswick

No orders issued

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – Engage – 6CP

9 brigade forms square and advance 1” towards French cavalry

Bulow moves to command range of artillery

Artillery advance 8”

10 brigade advance 6”

Bulow moves to join hussar brigade

Hussars test morale (6) for being shaken, pass and become disordered

Prince Blucher – 5CP

No sign of any threat from Brunswick

No orders issued

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 6CP

Davout is pleased with retreat of V and VI corps

No orders issued

General Laurison (Average) – Move – 2CP

Infantry column moves 8” (off table) towards Celle

20 brigade tests morale (0) for shaken, fails and routs

Artillery tests morale (3) for rout within 4”, pass and remain formed

IV French Corps

General Reynier (Gifted) – Move – 7CP

Corps advance 28” towards farm

Cavalry advance to 16” from enemy

General Tauentzien (Poor) – Hold – 3CP

4th Prussian corps can see IV corps advance but must wait for new orders

Game Notes

VI cavalry have defeated 3rd Prussian hussars, and removed threat to V and VI retreat. They would not normally have been allowed to charge when on Move orders. But there is no other way that they could remove the threat from the Prussian cavalry

Davout has sighted IV corps advancing from Brunswick, but too late to issue any orders to V or VI corps this move.

V corps has lost one of its two infantry brigades due to loss of morale. Because it happened off table they will not be able to rally them until nightfall

IV corps is moving towards the farm to join forces with Davout

IV corps arrived too late for either Davout or Blucher to issue orders to react to them.

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