Friday, October 14, 2011

Battle of Peine Day One – Move 9

1600-1700 4 August 1813

Table at the start of move 9

Top - V French and 3rd Prussian corps deploy to engage each other

Centre - 1st Prussian engage right of XIII corps

Bottom - 4th Prussian attack delayed by Polish lancers

XIII French corps

General Poniatowski (Poor) – Hold - 5CP

Artillery fire on enemy artillery (6) and miss

1, 2 and 3 brigades all form line

Skirmish 1 Polish (5) miss, 3 Prussian (6) hit

1 Polish test morale (1) for second casualty, fail and become Shaken

4 brigade test morale (2) for Shaken, fail and remain Shaken

1st Prussian corps

General Yorck (Gifted) - Engage – 6CP

Artillery fire (8) on 1 Polish, score hit

1 Polish test morale (4) for third casualty, pass remain formed

Yorck moves to centre of corps

2 brigade form column of attack and advance 3”

Skirmish 2 Prussian (3) miss, 4 Polish (2) miss

3 brigade advance 3” to firefight range

Firefight 3 Prussian v 1 Polish

Total combat factors 6 is a draw

Both sides lose one casualty and are disordered

4th Prussian corps

Prince Blucher (Average) – Engage – 6CP

Artillery fire (9) on 2 Polish and score hit

2 Polish test morale (2) for second casualty, fail and become Shaken

15 brigade (square) advance 2” and force lancers to retire 2”

13 brigade advance 3” and form line

14 and 16 brigades both advance 6”

3rd Prussian corps

General Bulow (Average) – Move –6CP

Artillery are out of range, advance 2”

11 brigade enter farm

Cavalry about turn and move 7” towards right flank

9 brigade advance 4” and form square

V French corps

General Laurison (Average) – Engage – 5CP

Artillery fire (6) on enemy guns and miss

17 and 20 brigades advance 6”

Cavalry advance to charge range of Prussian infantry

Laurison moves to centre of corps

VI French corps

Marshal Marmont (Average) – Move to Peine – 4CP

Corps arrive on Celle road and advance 8”

Unable to have multiple move as enemy are within 16”

Marshal Davout (Gifted) – 5CP

Move to meet VI corps

Change orders to “Engage farm”

Poor Card

Game Notes

All corps are now on the table

1st and 4th Prussian corps are in close combat with XIII French corps.

This type of fighting does not usually last long, and often results in a decisive result.

3rd Prussian corps are in a good position to protect the right flank

V French corps are well placed to attack the right of 1st Prussian corps

VI French corps have probably arrived too late to have much influence on the battle. The nearness of 3rd Prussian corps is preventing them from taking multiple moves, so their deployment will be slow

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