Monday, July 2, 2012

Battle of Bad Kosen – Move 7

1800-1900 14 August 1813

Table at the start of move 7

Top – 6th French division move to oppose proposed Russian advance over ford
Centre – cramped redeployment south of the town
Bottom – Rearguard of 15th division moves towards bridge

Marshal Ney (Average)
Commander 3rd French Corps
5 Command Points
Move to join 5th division (new right)
Change orders to Hold

New French Left - 6th division

General Ricard (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery unable to fire as Ricard is out of command range (8”)
12th chasseurs advance to charge range of ford
Infantry form column of attack between cavalry and the town
Ricard moves to centre of division and command range of artillery

Russian Centre – 1st division
General Mesenzow (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery fire on 8th lancers (total 10 – 10% casualties)
Lancers test morale for 20% casualties and shaken (total 4 – rally and become disordered)
Infantry redeploy ready to cross bridge

Russian Left – 3rd division

General Wustow (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery move to river bank and unlimber
9th grenadiers form column of march and retire 4” towards main position
10th infantry form column of march
Cavalry about turn and face enemy
12th infantry recce for ford – move two

New French Right – 5th division

General Delmas (Average)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery fire on gunners (total 8 – no casualties)
Artillery overshoot on 9th grenadiers (total 9 – 10% casualties)
9th grenadiers test morale for 20% casualties (total 4 – pass and remain formed)
18th infantry about turn and form column of attack
8th lancers retire 4” out of artillery range

General  Langeron (Average)
Commander 1st Russian Corps
6 Command Points
Move to join 2nd division (right)
Change orders to Hold

Russian Right – 2nd division

General Lukow (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery fire on 12th chasseurs (total 12 – 10% casualties)
12th chasseurs test morale for 10% casualties (total 5 – pass remain formed)
Infantry form column of march ready to cross ford

New French Centre -  15th division

General Dambrowski (Poor)
7 Command Points
Orders – Move to Bad Kosen
1st infantry (rearguard) cross bridge to safety
Dambrowski is the last to leave the south bank
Infantry move towards the town

Game Notes
15th division return to the north bank.
They have only suffered minor casualties, but have lost their artillery

The French continue to hold both bridges and the ford

Both sides have withdrawn away from the river to avoid unnecessary artillery casualties

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