Friday, June 29, 2012

Battle of Bad Kosen – Move 4

1500-1600  14 August 1813
Table at the start of move 4

3rd French corps are moving back towards the road out of Russian artillery range
They are also moving to their left to make space for 15th division

French Right -  15th division

General Dambrowski (Poor)
5 Command Points
Orders – Retire to north bank of river
One infantry and one cavalry regiment cover retreat
Remainder start to cross the bridge to the north bank

French Left -  6th division

General Ricard (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Move to left
Artillery fire on 3rd Russian infantry (total 9 – 10% casualties)
3rd Russian test morale for 20% casualties (total 3 – pass and remain formed)
Three infantry regiments turn and move to their left

Russian Right – 2nd division

General Lukow (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Halt
Artillery fire on cavalry (total 4 – no casualties)
Cossacks search for ford – third move

Russian Left – 3rd division

General Wustow (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Attack French south of the river
Artillery fire on 18th French (total 11 – 10% casualties)
Artillery overshoot on 20th French (total 12 – 10% casualties)
18th French test morale for 10% casualties (total 7 – pass remain formed)
20th French test morale for 10% casualties (total 3 – pass remain formed)
General change orders to Halt
Hussars retire 7” facing enemy
Infantry form column of attack

General  Langeron (Average)
Commander 1st Russian Corps
5 Command Points
Move to join 1st division (centre)
Change orders to Hold
Move towards 3rd division (left)

French Centre – 5th division

General Delmas (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Retire to road
Cavalry move to left and form line
Artillery and infantry retreat 8” out of artillery range

Russian Centre – 1st division

General Mesenzow (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Halt
Artillery fire on French cavalry (total 6 – no casualties)
Limber artillery and prepare to move
3rd infantry about turn and retreat 2” out of artillery range
Remainder of infantry form column of attack

Marshal Ney (Average)
Commander 3rd French Corps
6 Command Points
Move to join 15th division (right)
Change orders to “Move to Bad Kosen”

Game Notes
15th Polish division have broken contact and are moving to north bank of river
Remainder of French division are moving to the north to make room for them
Russian commander has ordered his divisions to halt and regroup

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