Swedish vs Danes 1813

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Swedish vs Danes 1813

Postby FredericktheGreat » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:51 pm

BATTLE OF SCANDALOVERUR

It is 1813 and the allies have placed Sweden in a rather awkward position. The Swedish corps must get involved or there will be no rewards for Sweden at the negotiating table, once Napoleon has been dethroned. Forced to go on the offensive and actually commit his army, Bernadotte has ordered the Swedish corps commander General Stedingk to find the Danish corps operating between Schleswig and Hamburg and destroy it. The Swedes finally catch up to a Franco-Danish force commanded by Prince Von Hessen. Two battles have already been fought between these two forces. The third battle is now on the outskirts of the little village of Scandaloverur.

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The order of Battle for both forces is below:

SWEDISH ARMY, 1813

Army General: Stedingk, Class 1, Average 4+, 10 inch Command Range

Political Reticence: All Swedish Divisions suffer from this, -1 to each divisions Permanent Break Point to represent Sweden’s unwillingness to become heavily engaged in 1813-1814 campaigns.

Swedish Guard Division: Skoldebrand, Experienced 4+, 4” CR, PBP - 5

1x 16 Fig, Class 7 Guard Infantry Regiment, Napoleonic, Screens
1x 16 Fig, Class 6 Grenadier Regiment, Napoleonic, Screens
1x 16 Fig, Class 6 Premier Swedish Line Regiment, Napoleonic, Screens
1x 8 Gun Class 6 6# Foot Battery, Trained Gunners (Reroll 1 failed hit, N/A Canister)

2nd Swedish Line Division: Sandels, Experienced 4+, 4” Command Range PBP -9

5x 16 Fig, Class 5 Napoleonic Line Infantry Regiments, Screens
1x 8 Gun Class 6 6# Foot Battery, Trained Gunners (Reroll 1 failed hit, N/A Canister)

3rd Swedish Line Division: Borse, Experienced 4+, 4” Command Range PBP - 9

5x 16 Fig, Class 5 Napoleonic Line Infantry Regiments, Screens
1x 8 Gun Class 6 6# Foot Battery, Trained Gunners (Reroll 1 failed hit, N/A Canister)

1st Swedish Cavalry Division: Skoldebrand, Experienced 4+, 4” CR, PBP – 5

1x 8 Fig, Class 7 Guard Cuirassier Regiment, HC, Exploit (Charge twice)
1x 8 Fig, Class 6 Guard Dragoon Regiment MC
1x 8 Fig, Class 6 Carabineer Regiment, HC, Exploit
1x 6 Gun Class 6 6# Horse Battery, Trained Gunners (Reroll 1 failed hit, N/A Canister)

Advanced Guard Division: Boize, Experienced 4+, 4” Command Range. PBP - 4

1x 8 Fig, Class 5 Dragoon Regiment, MC
1x 12 Fig, Class 5 Hussar Regiment
1x 8 Fig Class 6 Jagers, Rifled Companies (Re-roll 1 failed hit if stationary)
1x 6 Gun Class 6 6# Horse Battery, Trained Gunners (Reroll 1 failed hit, N/A Canister)

Corps Reserve Artillery Division:

1x 8 Gun Class 6 12# Foot Battery, Trained Gunners (Reroll 1 failed hit, N/A Canister)

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FRENCH - DANISH ARMY, 1813

Army General: Prince Von Hessen Class 1, Experienced 4+, 12 inch Command Range

Advanced Guard: Waldeck, Experienced 4+, 4” Command Range PBP – 6

1x 8 Fig, Class 6 Premier Light Cavalry
2x 8 Fig, Class 5 Light Cavalry
1x 8 Fig, Class 6 Jager Corps, Rifle Companies (reroll 1 failed hit when not moving)
2x 10 Gun Class 6 3# Horse Batteries, Trained Gunners (Reroll 1 failed hit, N/A
Canister)

1st Danish Line Division: Schulenberg, Experienced 4+, 4” Command Range PBP – 8

3x 16 Fig, Class 5 Napoleonic Line Infantry Regiments, Screens, Linear Trained
(reroll 1 failed hit when shooting in line and +1 to disorder test when in lines)
1x 8 Fig, Class 6 Heavy Cavalry
1x 10 Gun Class 6 6# Foot Battery

1st Danish Line Division: Lasson, Experienced 4+, 4” Command Range PBP – 8

3x 16 Fig, Class 5 Napoleonic Line Infantry Regiments, Screens, Linear Trained
(reroll 1 failed hit when shooting in line and +1 to disorder test when in lines)
1x 8 Fig, Class 6 Heavy Cavalry
1x 10 Gun Class 6 6# Foot Battery

50th French Division: Pecheaux, Experienced 4+, 4” Command Range PBP – 9

1x 24 Fig, Class 5 Napoleonic French Line Regiment, Screens, Attack Column
(Move twice in Column)
2x 16 Fig, Class 5 Napoleonic French Line Regiments, Screens, Attack Column
(Move twice in Column)
1x 16 Fig, Class 4 Napoleonic French Line Regiment, Screens, Attack Column,
(Move twice in Column) Marie Louise (Poor Shots +1 to hit) (May only
form Column, March Column and Square)
1x 8 Gun Class 6 French 6# Foot Battery, Expert Gunner (Reroll al failed hits, N/A
Canister)
30th French Light Cavalry Brigade: Lallemend, Experienced 4+, 4” Command Range. PBP – 6

1x 8 Fig, Class 5 Polish/Lithuanian Lancer Regiment, Lances (Reroll Break the
Bayonets)
2x 8 Fig, Class 5 French Chasseur Regiments, Fire at the Halt (D6 Roll: 1 - +1 melee, 2-3 Act as Normal, 4- Fire at the halt, Fire at the Halt Shaken, 6 – Retreat)
1x 6 Gun Class 6 French 6# Horse Battery, Horse (3 Actions) Expert Gunners

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Turn 1:

The Danes win the first couple of initiatives and anchor their left flank on the village of Scandaloverur. The Danish infantry divisions hold the left and centre, while the Danish Advanced Guard takes the hill dominating the battlefield.

The Swedish commander is happy to tap out most of his forces, content to see what the Danes have planned before launching his assault.

Likewise the French divisions in the Danish side are content to let the Danes do all the hard work as sit back as a reserve behind the Danish corps.

Stedingk does attach to the Swedish Advanced Guard in an effort to ensure they attack Scandaloverur. The order is successful and the Swedish Advanced Guard move at double speed towards the village, the Swedish Hussars sweeping around the right side of the village.

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Turn 2:

On turn 2, the Danes push further up onto the hill and unlimber their 3# horse batteries.

The Danish division holding the village sends a regiment of infantry around the side of the village to stop the Swedish Hussars from turning the flank. The French cavalry division is also ordered to move to the Danish left flank to support the Danish division.

But for the most part both sides are content to trade artillery bombardments.

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Turn 3:

Both sides continue trading artillery bombardments and the Swedish batteries are coming off the worst for the experience. In an effort to further pressure the Danish corps the Swedish Heavy cavalry division manoeuvres to the flank of the Danish Advanced guard.

The Swedes also continue trying to turn the other flank but the Hussars are blocked by the Danish infantry regiment which has formed square. The Swedes bring up a horse battery and the Swedish Jager to deal with the square.

The Danish square calls on their division’s heavy cavalry regiment to support the infantry in square, before they are overwhelmed by the horrendous fire being poured out by the battery and Jager battalion. The cavalry begin moving up to the village.

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Turn 4:

Flanked by the Swedish heavy cavalry the Danish advanced guard has two choices, fall back and relinquish the hill or attack the Swedes before the cavalry can flank them.

With trumpets blaring, the Danish cavalry sweeps down the Swedish infantry divisions. The majority of the Swedish infantry form square repelling 2 of the 3 Danish cavalry regiments. However the 3rd regiment catches a Swedish infantry regiment in the open and in line and promptly sabres the whole regiment.

The gallant effort is to no avail as the Swedish Cavalry smash the whole Danish advanced guard division destroying 2 regiments of cavalry, (both caught on the flank) and a battery of 3# horse guns.

The Danish heavy cavalry gain a better result, running down the Swedish Hussars supporting the horse battery and forcing the Jagers to flee from their mighty charge. sadly not before the Danish infantry in square are destroyed by canister and rifle fire. The Swedes try and remedy the situation by sending their Dragoons to counter the Danish cavalry, but the Danish Horse sweep them from the field as well.

The Danish advanced guard is now a permanently battle damaged division and must do a panic test at the end of the turn on account of the state of the division. The Danish divisional commander luckily holds the division to together.

Both advanced guards are now below half strength for this turn and both will force their corps to take army morale tests at the end of the turn. However, because each corps has 5 divisions, 1 division battle damaged on either side is not enough to actually fail a test and so both the Danes and Swedes carry on to turn 5.

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Turn 5:

Night is closing in as the Swedes have left their attacks to late in the day and this will be the last turn. (Actually we all went down to the local cafe for a delightful lunch and ended up staying their much longer than we expected, so we did not start the game till late and so we only got a couple of turn finished.)

Anyway the Swedes are now in possession of the hill, but without any artillery support and the Swedish cavalry division beginning to suffer heavy casualties any further action was deemed unsafe. They fall back behind their infantry, leaving the hill held by neither side.

What was left of the Danish advanced guard limped back behind their own forces sheltering from any further casualties.

The Swedish advanced guard rallied and had another go at the Danish heavies. Once again they were repulsed and this again meant the division would be below half strength for this turn as the cavalry was retreating and would not rally until the start of the next turn.

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So as night fell, both sides had lost their advanced guard divisions and the game ended 2 points each, a draw.

A great game and considering it was the last of three games of which the Swedes had won 1 game and the Danes the other a draw for both sides was a good way to finish the campaign.
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Re: Swedish vs Danes 1813

Postby blossy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:21 pm

Thanks Drew for your hospitality. I think I can speak for Ross as well we both had a great time. Looking forward to more battles.
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