Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Battle of Possneck– Set Up

Strategic map at 1200 14 August 1813

Campaign Background
Marshal Victor has orders to move through the hills and occupy Possneck.  He orders his leading division to push east and recce the Greiz road.

General Wintzingerode has his corps deployed just east of the hills in front of Greiz.   He is aware of the approach of the French column, and orders his three divisions to advance and attack.

 Tactical map at start of battle

Tactical Map
The battle will take place in the nine squares outlined in white.  

The French divisions start the battle on skirmish orders

The three Russian divisions have orders to move west and attack

Wargames table at start of battle

Wargames Table
Possneck is the town at the centre of the table
The road running north leads to Domburg

4th French division is moving through Possneck
3rd French division is on the road behind them
14th Westphalian division will arrive behind them

3rd Russian corps will arrive from the right at the start of move 1
8th Russian division will enter top right
7th Russian division will enter centre right
9th Russian division will enter bottom right

Special Rules
The battle starts at 1200 and will last for 8 hours/moves
3rd Russian corps starts the game on Attack orders
2nd French corps starts the game on Skirmish orders

Wargame Rules
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