Poniatowski has been tasked to hold Peine as long as possible, as he is the only formation between the Prussians and their campaign objective of taking Hanover. Despite odds of three to one he has decided against a retreat north in order to avenge his earlier defeat at Helmstedt.
Blucher has three corps available to attack Peine. All have battle casualties.
Davout has two corps within supporting distance of Peine. Both have battle casualties.Table at start of game
Peine is the town on the left of the table
XIII French corps is deployed in front of Peine
The road on the left leads to Celle
French reinforcements will arrive on the Celle road
The road on the right leads to Brunswick
Prussian reinforcements will arrive from Brunswick
4th Prussian corps is deployed on the rightXIII French corps
Poniatowski has deployed his corps in front of Peine.
Lancers on the left infantry and artillery in the centre
4th brigade provides the garrison of Peine4th Prussian corps
Tauentzien has deployed his corps ready to attack Peine
Battle casualties are indicated by the green dice
Both corps have been in position overnight, so both have been allowed to deploy within their campaign square.
Both commanders are Poor
The new Poor Card rules will be used during the game
Rule 3 explains the Poor Card
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