Friday, October 28, 2011

Battle of Peine Day Two – Move 5

1200-1300 5 August 1813

Table at the start of move 5

Top – V corps arrives back on table

Centre – Garrison of the farm is being replace with fresh brigade

Bottom – 1st corps is just behind the ridge of the hill

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) – Move –3CP

Change orders to Halt

Artillery move 1” and unlimber

3 brigade form line

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 5CP

Change V corps orders to “move to right of VI corps”

Move to join IV corps

V French corps

General Laurison (Average) – Move – 2CP

Advance 8” onto table

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – Engage – 6CP

Artillery fire (9) on chasseurs and score one hit

Chasseurs pass morale test (3) for first casualty

10 brigade move towards left flank

11 brigade (garrison) move to edge of farm

9 brigade (square) move 2” towards chasseurs

9 brigade (square) skirmish (6) chasseurs and score one hit

Chasseurs pass morale test (3) for second casualty

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont – Hold – 2CP

Chasseurs about turn and retire onto hill (out of artillery range)

Poor Card

IV French Corps

General Reynier (Gifted) – Move – 7CP

Massed infantry column advance 6”

16 brigade (reserve) advance 6”

Artillery limber and move 4” away from hill

Reynier moves to centre of corps

Cavalry advance 6”

4th Prussian Corps

Prince Blucher – 4CP - Commanding 4th corps

Artillery fire (10) on massed column, hit 13 brigade

13 French fail morale test (2) for first casualty and are shaken

14 brigade moves into farm to replace garrison

Artillery manhandle 2” forward

16” move 6” behind farm

Game Notes

The Prussian army is taking a long time to deploy, but is starting to get into position.

IV French corps has sighted 1st corps on the hill, and are moving away from the threat. They have had to move their artillery, which was in close range of the Prussian guns. This means that they will have to attack the farm without artillery support.

They are also coming under fire from 4th corps, and will soon have 1st corps artillery to contend with. They must close with the farm as quickly as possible before they take too many artillery casualties. They will need support from V and VI corps

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