Saturday, August 4, 2012

Campaign Move 7

0800 to 1200 16 August 1813

Emperor Napoleon French Commander in Chief

The first report of the surrender of 2nd French corps at Possneck was met with a predictable, and very understandable, Napoleonic outburst.   It was just as well that the unfortunate Marshal Victor was not able to deliver the news in person.

The rage quickly gave way to a cold determination to prevent the Russians taking advantage of the situation.   Berthier was summoned with his maps and a new battle plan decided.   Orders were written and signed and duty ADCs on the road within an hour of the news reaching Imperial Headquarters.

The French would stand and fight.

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