Saturday, June 30, 2012

Battle of Bad Kosen – Move 5

1600-1700  14 August 1813

Table at the start of move 5

15th Polish division has almost completed its withdrawal to the north bank
However this has caused huge disorder between the town and the river
General  Langeron (Average)
Commander 1st Russian Corps
5 Command Points
Move to join 3rd division (left)
Change orders to Hold
Move back towards centre

Marshal Ney (Average)
Commander 3rd French Corps
6 Command Points
Move to join 6th division (left)

Russian Left – 3rd division

General Wustow (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery fire on 15th French infantry (total 3 – no casualties)
Gunners limber guns and prepare to move
Cavalry withdrawn to make space for guns to advance
12th infantry move to river to recce for ford

Russian Right – 2nd division

General Lukow (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery fire on 21st French infantry (total 9 – 10% casualties
21st French test morale for 10% casualties (total 6 pass and remain formed)
4th cuirassiers move to river
Gunners limber guns to redeploy
Cossacks complete recce and discover ford 

Russian Centre – 1st division

General Mesenzow (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery move and unlimber
3rd infantry retire 4” and about turn
All infantry form column of march in preparation for crossing the bridge

French Centre – 5th division

General Delmas (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery move and unlimber to dominate approach to bridge
Infantry redeploy to defend river and bridge

French Right -  15th division

General Dambrowski (Poor)
7 Command Points
Orders – Move to Bad Kosen
Main body have crossed bridge and move towards Bad Kosen
General moves to join rear guard
15h lancers retire 7” facing enemy

French Left -  6th division

General Ricard (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Move to left
Artillery fire on gunners (total 7 – no casualties)
Infantry continue to move to their left
Game Notes
A complicated French reorganization is taking place.
15th division is moving from right flank to become centre
5th division is moving from centre to become right flank
6th division is moving from Bad Kosen to become left flank

2nd Russian division have found a ford over the northern river section
They are currently on Hold orders and will not be able to cross the river until they receive new orders from general Langeron

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