Marshal Oudinot has issued all necessary orders and must now leave it up to his corps commanders to do the best that they can.
5 Command Points
No new orders required
Move within command distance of town and right hand brigade
1 Austrian corps
General Lichtenstein moves to occupy hill
5 Command Points
Artillery fire on shaken square, total 2, miss
Move cavalry to engage enemy artillery on hill
Move three infantry towards hill
Remaining infantry form square to protect gunners
3 Austrian corps
General Gyulai is desperate to will press home his infantry attack on the town before nightfall
6 Command Points
Artillery fire on town, roll 2, miss
Move commander to central position
Move two infantry forward
Skirmish two brigades against enemy line, no casualties
9 Bavarian corps
Marshal Vandamme has exposed his artillery and must halt to regroup
6 Command PointsAustrian cavalry test to opportunity charge limbered artillery, fail morale
Commander changes orders to “Halt”
Artillery withdrawn to infantry support
Infantry withdrawn behind hill
10 Bavarian corps
General Bertrand withdraws Shaken infantry out of artillery range
4 Command Points
Shaken infantry form column of march and withdraw
Gunners enter town
Infantry test morale, roll 3, make morale
Gunners test morale, roll 1 – remain Shaken
Archduke Charles must again miss his move due to Poor Card
Despite their early advantage the Austrians have failed to take Branau. However their advantage in cavalry and artillery made it difficult for 9 Bavarian corps to deploy.
As night fell the Austrians had just captured the hill, and were engaged in a skirmish fight with Branau.
Marshal Oudinot is at a distinct disadvantage. As night fall he orders a withdrawal towards Reishach. The lack of resolve on the part of the Austrians allows him to recover his artillery and make good his withdrawal
The Austrians suffered 3 cavalry casualties.
The Bavarians has suffered 5 cavalry and 1 infantry casualties.
These are heavy cavalry casualties, and will result in a reduction in the class of both brigades.