Thursday, October 27, 2011

Battle of Peine Day Two – Move 4

1100-1200 5 August 1813

Table at the start of move 4

Top – VI French corps is waiting for the return of V corps

Centre – IV French corps and 4th Prussian corps both approach farm

Bottom – 1st Prussian corps move onto hill on flank of IV French corps

Poor Card

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – Engage – 4CP

10 brigade form column of attack and move towards farm

11 brigade (garrison) withdraw to centre of farm

Artillery manhandle 2” towards Celle road

IV French Corps

General Reynier (Gifted) – Move – 7CP

Artillery advance and unlimber

Massed infantry column advance 6” towards farm

Reynier moves to centre of corps

16 brigade advance 6”

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont – Move – 2CP

Marmont moves within command range of cavalry

24 brigade form column of attack

V French corps (off table)

General Laurison (Average) – Move – 2CP

Return 8” towards VI corps

Corps is now on the edge of the table

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – Move –3CP

Artillery move 4” towards edge of hill

Infantry move 3” towards edge of hill

Yorck moves to edge of hill

4th Prussian Corps

Prince Blucher – 6CP

Commanding 4th corps

Infantry form column of attack

Artillery advance 4” and unlimber

14 brigade advance 6” towards farm

13 brigade advance 6” to support artillery

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 5CP

Move to join VI corps

Change orders to Hold

Game Notes

The reduced CP for corps with reduced brigades is having an effect. There are three corps with four brigades missing, which is minus 4 on their CP roll. V and VI French corps who are trying to regroup and advance are having particular problems.

IV French corps are still on orders to move to Celle, and are unaware that 1st Prussian corps are just behind the ridge on their left. In the circumstances they are unable to move away from the threat.

3rd corps are trying to redeploy to face V and VI corps, but are pinned by two French cavalry brigades. They are withdrawing the garrison of the farm, a brigade with two casualties.

Blucher is trying to deploy 4th corps to face IV French corps, but there is not enough space between the farm and the hill. He is taking control of the farm, and has sent a full strength brigade from 4th corps to replace the garrison.

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