Monday, June 28, 2010

Battle of Reishach - Move 8

1500 to 1600

21 June 1813

Table at the end of Move 8

12 Baden corps – Poor – 6 Command Points

Orders: Hold village on right

Artillery fire on guns, roll 8, second hit

Overshoot on infantry, roll 4, miss

Cavalry test morale, roll 3, fail, Shaken

Redeploy infantry

3 Austrian corps – Average – 4 Command Points

Orders: Halt

Artillery fire on guns, roll 4, miss

Shaken cavalry charge enemy guns

Enemy cavalry test morale to counter charge, roll 1, fail

Enemy gunners evade to village

Move infantry forward 6”

Manhandle guns forward 2”

Shaken cavalry test morale, roll 3, fail and Rout

Shaken infantry test morale, roll 4, fail remain Shaken

French CinC – Gifted – 6 Command Points

Move to 9 corps

Change orders to “Engage”

Move to 10 corps

10 Bavarian corps – Average – 7 Command Points

Orders: Engage

Artillery fire on artillery, roll 8, miss

Overshoot on infantry, roll 7, miss

Move grenadiers towards woods

Move cavalry towards limbered artillery

Move general to centre of corps

Poor Card

1 Austrian corps – Average – 5 Command Points

Orders – Halt

Enemy cavalry test for Opportunity Charge, roll 5, charge

Gunners evade to supporting square

Cavalry advance on flank of enemy cavalry and form line

French Gifted Card

Only Gifted commander already moved

9 Bavarian corps – Average – 4 Command Points

Orders: Hold centre village

Artillery fire on infantry, roll 6, miss

Move general to centre of corps

Move cavalry to charge move of shaken enemy infantry

Austrian CinC – Poor

Miss move due to Poor Card

4 Austrian corps – Poor – 3 Command Points

Orders – Engage

Artillery fire on village, roll 8, second hit

Garrison test morale, roll 1, fail Shaken

Infantry advance 6”

Two leading brigades skirmish village

1st brigade roll 5, miss

2nd brigade roll 6, another hit

Garrison reply, roll 3, miss

Garrison test morale, roll 3, fail remain Shaken


Once again the Poor Card deprives the Austrian CinC of his move and he is unable to issue orders to 1 corps to engage.

The battle has reached a critical point and either side could win. A lot will depend on who moves first and, of course, the Poor Card.

Austrian left and centre approach enemy line. 3 corps dragoons have routed , allowing enemy cavalry to approach within charge move of shaken infantry brigade.

Bavarian cavalry have forced Austrian gunners to abandon their guns, but in doing so have exposed their flank to the Austrian cavalry who have moved forward in order to Opportunity Charge next move.

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