Saturday, April 17, 2010

Battle of Altheim - Move 6


17 June 1813

10 Bavarian Corps

Corps advance to attack Altheim

Orders – Move to Altheim

6 Command Points

Artillery fire on infantry nearest town, total 10, a hit

Austrian infantry test morale, total 4, pass

Cavalry forms line facing enemy flank

Manhandle gun forward

Move three infantry brigades closer to town with “corps move”

1 Austrian Corps

General Lichtenstein deploys to meet attack on town

Orders – Move forward

7 Command Points

Light infantry in support of town form line

Artillery unlimber facing enemy columns

Square moves forward to protect gunners

Bavarian columns near town, supported by artillery and cavalry
Austrian infantry in support of town have one casualty but are still formed

General Bertrand has moved his infantry closer to the town, but will have to change his orders before he can attack.

General Lichtenstein now has his infantry in position to hold and support Altheim. One brigade in square on his left flank protects the gunners, who are about to open fire on the approaching Bavarian columns.

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