Prussian vs French

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Prussian vs French

Postby FredericktheGreat » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:49 pm

Fighting our first Shed battle with the completed play test rules for Napoleonic's. It should be a great game. Had a few battles against Prussians before in play testing and Brad is a tough opponent with Prussians. I think they are his army :D

Well Brad will be running Prussians with

York (Good Corps Commander, Class 1 initiative)

1st Division: Average Div General
1x Class 6 Jager Skirmish battalion, 8 figs.
1x Class 6 Line Regiment, 24 figs.
1x Class 5 Reserve Regiment, 24 figs
1x Class 4 Landwehr Regiment, 24 figs
1x 6# Foot Battery

2nd Division: Experienced Div General
1x Class 5 Fusilier Skirmish battalion, 8 figs.
1x Class 6 Line Regiment, 24 figs.
1x Class 5 Reserve Regiment, 24 figs
1x Class 4 Landwehr Regiment, 16 figs
1x 6# Foot Battery

3rd Division: Experienced Div General
1x Class 5 Fusilier Skirmish battalion, 8 figs.
1x Class 6 Line Regiment, 24 figs.
1x Class 5 Reserve Regiment, 16 figs
1x Class 4 Landwehr Regiment, 16 figs
1x Class 4 Small Landwehr Cavalry Regiment, 8 figs
1x 6# Foot Battery

Cavalry Division: Good Div General
1x Class 6 Hussar, 12 figs
1x Class 5 Dragoons, 8 figs
1x Class 4 Landwehr Cavalry, 8 figs
1x 6# Horse Battery

Corps Artillery Division:
1x 12# Battery
1x 6# Foot Battery

French Corps: Lauriston (Good Corps General, Class 1 Initiative)

1st French Division: Experienced Div General
1x Class 5 Light Battalion, 8 figs
1x Class 5 Light Regiment, 16 figs
2x Class 5 Line Regiments, 16 figs each
1x Class 4 Marie Louise Regiment, 16 figs
1x 6# Foot battery

2nd French Division: Good Div General
1x Class 5 Light Battalion, 8 figs
1x Class 6 Line Regiment, 16 figs
2x Class 5 Line Regiments, 16 figs each
1x Class 4 Marie Louise Regiment, 16 figs
1x 6# Foot battery

3rd French Division: Experienced Div General
1x Class 5 Light Battalion, 8 figs
1x Class 5 Light Regiment, 16 figs
1x Class 5 Provisional Line Regiments, 16 figs each
2x Class 4 Marie Louise Regiment, 16 figs
1x 6# Foot battery

Reserve Cavalry: Good Div General
2x Class 5 Hussars, 8 figs each
2x Class 5 Chasseurs, 8 figs each
1x 6# Horse Battery

Reserve Artilery Division:
1x 12# Battery

Will write up a Battle report on Thursday hopefully with some pics of the Wednesday night game :D
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Re: Prussian vs French

Postby FredericktheGreat » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:21 pm

Well the Battle of Brat-Wurst is well and truly underway!

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The Prussians moved as quickly as they could to garrison the twin villages of Brat and Wurst before the French realized what had happened. (Brad's Prussians won most of the initiatives for the first turn).

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The French respond by sending two divisions to attack the village of Wurst and 1 division is sent to demonstrate against the village of Brat.

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The Prussians send their 3rd division to attack the French division attacking Brat and begin to really pressure them.
Lauriston sends the French 12# battery to support the division, but the Prussians knock out half the battery very quickly and a Landwehr regiment tries to flank the battery.

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The Marie Louise Brigade made up of the 133rd and 134th French Line retreat from Brat and the 27th Legere regiment is getting hammered by the East Prussian Line regiment. Only the 14th Line is doing well against the village.

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The Battle for Wurst escalates over the next few turn until finally the 19th Legere clear the town of the West Prussian reserve regiment and 6# Battery garrisoning the village. The French center division also drives off a Prussian Landwehr cavalry regiment that ran down a French foot battery trying to retire to the garrison at Weiner-Wurst.

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At the end of turn 5, Wurst has been taken and the Prussians on that flank are retiring back to the small village of Bruhwurst. Only the West Prussian Line regiment and the Reserve artillery are putting up a fight. Meanwhile on the other flank the village of Brat is well held, half the French division has retreated and the flank guard made up of a French 12# battery and the 27th Legere is about to collapse under the weight of the 3rd Prussian division.

Lastly, the Prussian Reserve Cavalry division has also flanked the French position and has deployed in front of the Church of Brat-Wurst. The French Corps cavalry division has countered the threat and has also deployed near the Church of Brat-Wurst opposite the Prussian cavalry.

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More to follow........
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Re: Prussian vs French

Postby FredericktheGreat » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:04 pm

Despite a successful assault upon the village the French position is beginning to reach a critical stage. The French left is on the verge of total collapse and the French cavalry division has only got a 50/50 chance of clearing the Prussian cavalry and redeeming the the situation in later turns. However the cavalry engagement was not to be to the French liking. Brad handled his Prussian Hussars extremely well, while the French Chasseurs let the French side down, trotting up and discharging their carbines instead of charging. The Prussian Hussars, ignoring the pop of carbines responded and charged the Chasseurs down and then turned onto the flank of the French Hussars, which failed to respond to the flank threat. In the next turn the Prussians won the first initiative and Brad promptly sent the Death Heads smashing into the flank of the Hussars and the Dragoons wrapped up the other regiment of French Hussars with the help of some well aimed canister from the Prussian Horse battery.

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The French cavalry division quickly ceased to be a threat with only remnants left to mop up for the Prussian cavalry.

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Elsewhere the French were whipped into a whirlwind of activity. The Prussian artillery reserve was driven from the hill by a very brave French line regiment which stormed the hill overrunning the 6# battery and then charging the flank for the 12# battery in a later turn. The last of the resistance by the Prussian line regiment defending the flank of the town collapsed and the Prussian right was in trouble but holding. This allowed the other French division to swing to the relief of the French left flank, sadly to late!

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As the division moved up to assault the town, the weight of the loss of the French Light Cavalry Division and the permanently damaged French infantry division forced Lauriston to disengage ( the French failed their army morale test).

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It was a great battle and Brad performed very well with the Prussians doggedly rebuffing every punch the French threw at his corps. Another great game!
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