Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 15


10 Bavarian corps arrive at Branau

1600 to 2000

16 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 15


Austrian
2 corps under attack at Mattsee
HQ move south on hearing sounds of battle at Mattsee

HQ - move to H3
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - hold E5


Bavarian
11 corps continue to attack Mattsee
10 corps enter Branau

HQ - move to D2
10 corps - move to E2
11 corps - attack E5

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Battle of Mattsee - Move 4


1500-1600

16 June 1813



11 Bavarian Corps

General Wrede deploys his artillery to soften the town ready for his infantry attack.


Orders – Move to Mattsee

5 Command Points

Artillery move towards Mattsee and unlimber

Cavalry hold left of road

Three infantry brigades move towards Franken road


2 Austrian Corps

General Klenau can see that the enemy plan to attack his left flank. He sends one infantry brigade to hold the hill and secure this flank.


Orders – Hold Mattsee

5 Command Points

Artillery fire on enemy guns, total 7 with 2D6 and miss

Infantry brigade moves from reserve to hill overlooking Franken road

Landwehr brigade hold Franken road to support artillery



Two infantry brigades hold Mattsee
Landwehr brigade on road beside artillery
Reserve infantry brigade has moved to occupy the hill
Cavalry remain on far left to pin enemy cavalry


Summary
Bavarians are advancing to right Mattsee to threaten the Franken road
Cavalry remain on left to protect flank and artillery

Austrian artillery engage enemy infantry
Reserve infantry deployed to hold Franken road
Cavalry deployed to counter enemy cavalry

Monday, March 29, 2010

Battle of Mattsee - Move 3


1400-1500

16 June 1813



11 Bavarian Corps

General Wrede moves his cavalry forward to pin the enemy cavalry. The remainder of his corps move to the right to attack the town.


Orders – Move to Mattsee

6 Command Points

Hussar brigade moves forward on the left

Artillery move towards Mattsee on road

The four infantry brigades move to the right towards Franken road



2 Austrian Corps

General Klenau opens fire as the enemy come within artillery range.


Orders – Hold Mattsee

4 Command Points

Artillery fire on enemy guns, total 11 with 2D6 and score a hit

Bavarian gunners test morale, roll 3 with 1D6 and pass

Landwehr brigade move forward to Franken road to support artillery


Bavarian corps move forward in column of march to move faster.
The cavalry are in line on the left to protect that flank as they advance
The gunners have suffered one casualty and still limbered


Summary
Bavarians are advancing towards Mattsee
Three infantry brigades now moving right to threaten the Franken road

Austrian artillery deployed to cover Franken road
Landwehr brigade has moved forward to support gunners
Cavalry deployed to counter enemy cavalry

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Battle of Mattsee - Move 2


1300-1400
16 June 1813



2 Austrian Corps

The enemy are out of range and have not yet deployed to attack. General Klenau is not allowed to move beyond the Franken road on Hold orders and he is not willing to commit his reserves until he can see where the enemy plan to attack.


Orders – Hold Mattsee

4 Command Points

No action



11 Bavarian Corps

General Wrede plans to launch his attack to the right of the Mattsee road. He has positioned his cavalry on his left flank to protect the attacking infantry.


Orders – Move to Mattsee

6 Command Points

General Wrede takes position in the middle of his corps

Artillery move forward on Mattsee road

Leading infantry brigade moves towards Franken road

Remainder of infantry advance either side of Mattsee road


11 Bavarian corps approach Mattsee

Summary
Bavarians are advancing towards Mattsee
One infantry brigade is moving right to threaten the Franken road

Austrian artillery deployed to cover Franken road
Cavalry deployed to counter enemy cavalry

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Battle of Mattsee - Move 1


1200-1300

16 June 1813



11 Bavarian Corps

General Wrede approaches the town with his cavalry deployed to his front left to counter the threat from the enemy cavalry to his infantry in column of march


Orders – Move to Mattsee

4 Command Points

Cavalry move to the left in line to protect the flank

Infantry brigade move to right of road

Corps artillery move along road

Infantry brigade move to left of road


2 Austrian Corps

General Klenau has his cavalry in line to threaten the Bavarian advance. Two infantry brigades are held in reserve until the enemy commit themselves.


Orders – Hold Mattsee

4 Command Points

Cavalry brigade move to counter enemy cavalry

Artillery move forward and unlimber


2 Austrian corps defending Mattsee

Summary
The Bavarians are advancing towards Mattsee

Austrian artillery are deployed to cover Franken road
Cavalry are deployed to counter enemy cavalry

Friday, March 26, 2010

Battle of Mattsee - Set Up



Transfer from Map to Wargames Table


Tactical Map - 1200 16 June 1813


Campaign Background

2 Austrian corps are in and around the town of Mattsee and have orders to hold the town


11 Bavarian corps have been ordered to advance north from Salzburg and attack the town of Mattsee.


The battle opens at 1200 16 June 1813





Wargames Table

Mattsee is the town in the centre

The centre road bottom to top is from Salzburg (bottom) to Branau (top)

The road from left to right is from Hochburg (left) to Franken (right)

The river on the right is the Salach


2 Austrian corps are deployed in and around Mattsee.

They have orders to hold the town, and must also hold the road to Franken which is their line of retreat..


11 Bavarian corps will enter the table on Salzburg road .

They have orders to take Mattsee, but retreat to Salzburg if this is not possible.




2 Austrian corps have orders to hold Mattsee, so they can not move forward of the Franken road without new orders.

There is one infantry brigade in each of the town sections, with the other two brigades in reserve. The foot artillery is limbered ready to deploy. The cavalry is also in reserve.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 14


2 Austrian corps at Mattsee


1200 to 1600

16 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 14


Austrian
2 corps attacked at Mattsee

HQ - halt H2
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - hold E5

Bavarian
10 corps and HQ move to Branau
11 corps attack Mattsee

HQ - move to C2
10 corps - move to D2
11 corps - move to E6

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 13


11 Bavarian corps marching to Mattsee


0800 to 1200

16 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 13


Austrian
HQ joins 1 corps in Altheim
2 corps hold Mattsee

HQ - move to H2
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - hold E5

Bavarian
10 corps and HQ move to Branau
11 corps attack Mattsee

HQ - move to B2
10 - move to C2
11 - move to E7

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CinC Daily Orders - 16 June 1813



Strategic Map - 16 June 1813


Archduke Charles
Charles is pleased with his deployment, confident that he has isolated the Passau garrison. He is content to rest 1 and 2 corps and await the arrival of 3 and 4 corps before taking any further action.

He orders 4 corps to move in support of 2 corps rather than move direct towards Passau

HQ - halt Altheim
1 corps - hold Altheim
2 corps - hold Mattsee
3 corps - move to Linz
4 corps - move to Steyr

Marshal Oudinot
Oudinot has determined to attack the leading Austrian corps, before they can be reinforced, to open communciations with Passau.

He orders 10 corps to move to Altheim and 11 corps to attack Mattsee. 12 corps is ordered to move to support Passau.

HQ - move to Branau
9 corps - hold Passau
10 corps - move to Branau
11 corps - attack Mattsee
12 corps - move to Orienburg

Monday, March 22, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 12

Archduke Charles inspects 1 corps at Altheim


1600 to 2000

15 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 12


Austrian
No change as both corps have orders to hold their position.
Both are unaware of the approach of 10 corps because it is too far away.

HQ - halt I2
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - hold E5

Bavarian
No change as both corps are at the locations they have been ordered to.
They are both aware of the location of the two Austrian corps, because 1 corps is within three squares of Passau and 2 corps within 3 squares of Salzburg.

10 corps - hold B2
11 corps - hold E8

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 11


10 Bavarian corps arrive at Reishach


1200 to 1600

15 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 11


Austrian
1 corps hold Altheim, 2 corps hold Mattsee and await reinforcements

HQ - halt I2
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - hold E5

Bavarian
10 corps arrives at Reishach, 11 corps hold Salzburg

10 corps - move to B2
11 corps - hold E8

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 10

10 Bavarian corps on the march


0800 to 1200

15 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 10

Austrian
1 corps hold Altheim, 2 corps hold Mattsee and await reinforcements

HQ - halt I2
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - hold E5

French
10 corps move to Reishach, 11 corps hold Salzburg

10 corps - move to A2
11 corps - hold E8

Friday, March 19, 2010

CinC Daily Orders - 15 June 1813


Strategic Map - 15 June 1813

Archduke Charles
The first phase of the Austrian advance is now complete. The garrisons of Passau and Salzburg have been isolated and the river Salach is secure. 3 and 4 corps are urged to march to Linz with the utmost speed.

HQ - halt Altheim
1 corps – hold Altheim
2 corps - hold Mattsee
3 corps - move to Perg
4 corps - move to Aschbach

Marshal Oudinot
The Austrian advance has left two corps within striking distance of the whole French army, and without immediate support from their reserves. Oudinot is well positioned to take advantage of this error by striking with 10 corps.

HQ - move to Reishach
9 corps - hold Passau
10 corps - move to Reishach
11 corps - hold Salzburg
12 corps - move to Simbach

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 9


2 Austrian corps arrive at Mattsee


1200 to 1600

14 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 9


Austrian
2 corps occupy Mattsee. The first stage of the Austrian advance is now complete. The garrisons of Passau and Salzburg have been isolated and the area west of the river Salach secure for Austrian reinforcements.

HQ - halt I2
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - move to E5

French
11 corps - hold E8

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 8

Lichtenstein reviews 1 Austrian corps at Altheim

1200 to 1600

14 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 8

Austrian
2 corps nears Mattsee

HQ - halt I2
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - move to F5

French
11 corps - hold E8

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 7

11 Bavrian corps review at Salzburg

0800 to 1200

14 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 7

Austrian
2 corps moves towards Mattsee to prevent any move from Salzburg to support Passau.

HQ - halt I2
1 corps - hold H2
2 corps - move to G5

French
Orders received to hold Salzburg results in cancellation of Tyrol patrols and preparation of the town for defence.

11 corps - hold E8

Monday, March 15, 2010

CinC Daily Orders - 14 June 1813



Strategic Map - 14 June 1813


Archduke Charles

Charles takes up position at Altheim with 1 corps to block the Passau garrison moving south of the river Danube. 2 corps moves to Mattsee to sever the Passau to Salzburg road. 3 and 4 corps are urged to move to Linz at their best speed.

HQ - halt at Altheim
1 corps - hold Altheim
2 corps - move to Mattsee
3 corps - move to Aschbach
4 corps - move to Amstetten

Marshal Oudinot
Oudinot orders 9 corps to hold Passau and 11 corps Salzburg. He arrives at Muhldorf with 10 corps and 12 corps enter Landau.

HQ - move to Dorfen
9 corps - hold Passau
10 corps - move to Dorfen
11 corps - hold Salzburg
12 corps - move to Straubling

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 6


1 Austrian corps enters Altheim


1600 to 2000

13 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 6

Austrian
1 corps occupy Altheim and cut Bavarian communications with Passau south of the river Danube. 2 corps moves into Franken in support. The Austrians are now well established on the west bank of the river Salach and have isolated the garrison of Passau.

HQ - move to I2
1 corps - move to H2
2 corps - move to H5

French
Bertrand receives news from Munich of the Austrian advance, but still unaware of that they have crossed the river Salach.

11 corps - hold E8

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Corps Commander Orders - Move 5


2 Austrian corps cross the river Salach


1200 to 1600

13 June 1813


Tactical Map - Move 5

Austrian

2 corps secures bridge over river Salach

HQ - move to I2
1 corps - move to J2
2 corps - move to I5

French
General Bertrand at Salzburg is unaware of the Austrian invasion and continues to patrol the Tyrol.

11 corps - hold E8