Strategic map at 1200 14 August 1813
Marshal MacDonald has been tasked to cross the river Saale and capture the town of Domburg. This would secure a crossing for the French Army and allow them to strike at Gera. At first light on 14 August 1813 MacDonald ordered his three divisions to cross the river and take up defensive positions west of Domburg.
General Sacken has concentrated his corps at Gera. Aware that the French are likely to cross the river by the Jena-Domburg bridge, he orders his corps to attack Domburg
As the Russians approach Domburg they sight the French crossing the river Saale, with their lead division approaching Domburg. Sacken orders his corps to attack.
Tactical map at start of battle
The battle will take place in the nine squares outlined in white.
MacDonald is crossing the river and ill prepared for battle
Sacken has his three divisions deployed for battle
All divisions are advancing in column of march
Wargames table at start of battle
Domburg is the town at the centre of the table
There is an unnamed hamlet bottom right
7th French division (centre left) is approaching Domburg on the Jena road
16th Italian division will arrive behind 7th division
8th French division will arrive behind 16th division
5th Russian division (centre right) is approaching Domburg on the Gera road
6th Russian division (bottom right)
4th Russian division will arrive top right at the start of move 1
The battle starts at 1200 and will last for 8 hours/moves
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