Thursday, June 14, 2012

Battle of Possneck – Move 3

1400-1500  14 August 1813

Table at the start of move 3

French cavalry have won melee in the centre, but are now isolated
Russians cavalry bottom right move against their flank

 French Centre – 4th division

General Vial (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold Possneck
Artillery manhandle 2” towards the enemy
Infantry form column of attack behind the town
Vial moves forward to command the cavalry
16th hussars retreat 7” facing the enemy
11th hussars charge the Russian cuirassiers
The hussars win the melee (total 11 with 2D6)
The cuirassiers rout with 10% casualties
2nd infantry and artillery are directly behind and routed through
2nd infantry test morale (total 2 – fail and become shaken)
Gunners test morale (total 2 – fail and become shaken)

Marshal Victor (Average)
5 Command Points
Move to 14th division (French Right)
Change their orders to “Engage Russian left”
Move towards Possneck

General Wintzingerode (Average)
6 Command Points
Move to 9th division (Russian Left)
Change orders to “Engage French Right”
Move to join 7th division (Russian Centre)

Russian Right – 8th division

General Melnikow (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Engage French Left
Artillery advance 8” and unlimber
Infantry advance 8”

French Left – 3rd division

General Dubreton (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Engage Russian Right
Artillery advance 8” and unlimber
Infantry advance 8”

Russian Left – 9th division

General Rudzewitsch (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Engage French Right
Cavalry form line
Cuirassiers advance within charge move of French hussar’s flank
Hussars move to edge of hill to protect infantry deployment
Infantry and artillery move down hill to join 7th division

Russian Centre – 7th division

General Woroncow (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders - Hold
Shaken Cossacks move on to hill to make room for infantry
Infantry advance and form square
Cossacks test morale for 20% casualties and shaken (total 3 – pass become disordered)
2nd infantry test morale for shaken (total 4 – pass become disordered)
Gunners test morale for shaken (total 2 – fail remain shaken)
Cuirassiers test morale for 10% and rout (total 3 – pass become shaken)

French Right – 14th division

General Maison (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Engage Russian Left
Infantry and artillery advance 8”
Maison moves to command range (8”) of cavalry
Cavalry advance 12”

Game Notes
The French cavalry have caused some damage to 7th Russian corps.  But in doing so they now find themselves far from supports and being threatened by enemy cavalry on their flanks.

11th hussrs charge the Russian cuirassiers to cover the withdrawal of 16th hussars.  They win the melee, and disorder the nearby infantry and artillery.   But in doing so they find themselves even further from their supports.

If they about turn they will be even more exposed to attack, so they have to retire facing the enemy.    This withdrawal takes 2CP per regiment per turn, and they only move at half speed.  But they can counter charge if attacked.

The extra cavalry (two regiments per brigade) are making for more interesting cavalry melee.   For the first time supports can be used.  

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