Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Battle of Peine Day Two – Move 3

1000-1100 5 August 1813

Table at the start of move 3

Top – 3rd Prussian corps surrounded by French cavalry

Centre – IV French corps moving towards farm

Bottom – 1st Prussian corps moving onto hill to outflank IV French corps

Poor Card

Prince Blucher – 7CP

Take command of 4th corps

4th Prussian corps

Prince Blucher (Average) – Hold – 4CP

Change orders from to “Move to farm”

Corps advance 8” towards farm

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 7CP

Move off table to command range of V corps

Change orders to “Return to join VI corps”

Return to join VI corps

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – Move –2CP

Corps move onto hill

V French corps (off table)

General Laurison (Average) – Move – 2CP

Return 8” towards VI corps

Corps is now 8” from edge of table

Cavalry melee

6th French chasseurs charge shaken 3rd Prussian hussars

Shaken hussars unable to react and are all cut down

Nearby Prussian square fail morale test (2) for cavalry cut down and are shaken

6th chasseurs fail test (3) to pursue/attack nearest enemy

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont – Move – 2CP

Chasseurs charge shaken Prussian hussars

22 brigade about turn

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – Engage – 5CP

4th cuirassiers fail test (3) to charge shaken Prussian square

Manhandle guns 2” towards enemy

10 brigade form square

Bulow moves to centre of square

9 brigade (square) skirmish enemy cavalry (4) but no casualties

9 brigade (square) pass morale test (5) for shaken and become disordered

IV French Corps

General Reynier (Gifted) – Move – 5CP

Corps advance 8” towards farm

Game Notes

3rd Prussian hussars had lost melee with 4th cuirassiers, and retreated behind a friendly square shaken. This brought them just within maximum charge range of 6th chasseur brigade, who charged them. Because they were shaken, the hussars were unable to react and were all cut down. Friendly brigades within 4” had to test morale, just as they would for a rout.

Rule 8 deals with combat quick results

Rule 14 deals with cavalry combats

Blucher has taken command of 4th corps to avoid them missing a turn due to the poor card.

Rule 2 covers CinC taking command of a corps

IV French corps is unable to react to the approaching 1st Prussian corps because they can not see them due to the hill. They will not be able to spot them until the Prussians are at the near edge of the hill.

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