17 June 1813
1 Austrian Corps
General Lichtenstein now in position to meet the attack
Orders – Move forward
7 Command Points
Change corps orders to “Hold”
Artillery fire on nearest column, total 8 – hit
Bavarian grenadiers test morale, total 6 – pass
10 Bavarian Corps
Infantry have approached town in column of march to move quicker, but must now change into line or column of attack in order to engage the enemy.
Orders – Move to Altheim
6 Command Points
Artillery fire on infantry nearest town, total 5, miss
Move three infantry brigades closer to town
Change to column of attack with “corps move”
Nearest brigade have a casualty but are still formed.
Austrian infantry in support of town have one casualty but are still formed
General Bertrand has moved his infantry closer to the town and changed their formation to column of attack in preparation for an assault on the town.
The Austrian artillery are in a good position to engage the enemy columns as they approach the town