2nd Battle of Fogberg.

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2nd Battle of Fogberg.

Postby SWS_Admin » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:17 pm

Three weeks have passed since the first battle of Fogberg and commander Fog has been champing at the bit to have another go at the Danish Corps after the ignominious defeat of his German forces under Wallmoden.

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During the first battle the Russian Cossack division got stuck in and humiliated a Danish division, before the Cossacks were driven off. A regiment was caught by the Cossacks and run down.

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Later the Danish Advanced Guard division was defeated by the Russo-German Legion division and the Hanseatic-Freikorps division. But not before having caused the Russo-German Legion division a severe mauling. The Danish corps held the battlefield as night fell, having been lucky enough to force Wallmoden's German corps to withdraw. However it was more luck than good management. I needed to roll under 3 or the Danes would withdraw, while Foggy would be forced to withdraw the German corps only on a D6 roll of 6. Sadly for Foggy I rolled a 2 and he rolled a 6. Wallmoden's corps promptly disengaged and withdrew from the battlefield

Out of the 3 Danish and 2 French divisions on the field, 2 Danish divisions were permanently battle damaged and testing divisional morale each turn. While only the Cossacks on the German side were permanently battle damaged, and because they are an irregular division they do not affect any of the other divisions in Wallmoden's corps. Although the Russo-German Legion had 2 regiments caught by Danish Light Dragoons they were not heavily defeated and still in pretty reasonable shape when the game ended.

So once again the Germans under Wallmoden (AKA Foggy) took the field against Hessen-Homberg's (AKA Drew) Danish Corps. On the German left deployed the Russo=German Legion division, Hanoverian division, with the British/German cavalry division and a Royal Horse battery with rockets in support. The Russian Cossack division also deployed on this flank but was quickly driven off by the Danish division. Later in the game after the French division had smashed straight through the Hanoverian's the Cossacks tried to slow the French down, the French did not even form square, but drove them off with fire and French Elan.

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In the center and left flank were deployed the Hanseatic-Freikorps division with another division of cavalry, mostly Hanseatic and Hanoverian light cavalry.

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The German corps on the whole lacked the quality of the Danish and French divisions, however they more than made up for it in numbers. Wallmoden had 12 light cavalry regiments, 11 infantry regiments, 3 light battalions and 7 medium batteries. On the Danish side there were 2 Danish Heavy cavalry regiments and 3 Danish light cavalry regiments, 3 French light cavalry regiments, 10 infantry regiments, 2 light battalions and 6 light and medium batteries.

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The preponderance of cavalry both in the infantry divisions and also as separate light cavalry divisions, gave the Germans a significant advantage over the Danes in both games. The trick is to engage the German corps across the front so that Wallmoden's corps cannot pick on isolated divisions. With the lesser quality in morale the Danish Corps has a good chance of success. Sadly for me this game as well as last I was unable to get the French Light cavalry division involved until the very last turn, and then I had to attach Hessen-Homberg to motivate them. He was killed by a stray musket ball just to add insult to injury. :oops:

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The Russo-German legion Hussars and KGL Hussars backed up by the Royal Horse battery and RGL infantry smashed the Danish division on the hill. 3 Line regiments were caught and cut to pieces and so to was the Heavy Cavalry and Danish light battery. Only the intervention of the Danish Light Dragoons halted the relentless advance.

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In the center, unable to get the French Light Cavalry into action or Danish Advanced Guard, which was on a maneuver around the German left flank, the Division was isolated by the Hanseatic Light cavalry, Freikorps Light cavalry and the Hanseatic-Freikorps infantry, Charged on both flanks the division shattered and ended up becoming demoralised taking the Advanced Guard division with it in panic as they ran as fast as they could from the onslaught.

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The only brief respite for the Danish corps was the French division's attack on the Hanoverian division. With the help of a Danish Heavy cavalry regiment, which forced the small British infantry regiment and Hanoverian combined light regiment into square, the French were able to charge the Hanoverian Light and British Line in square as well as the Hanoverian battery and another Hanoverian regiment. All regiments retreated under the French fury. When the Cossacks tried to respond to the attack the were all driven off. In one turn the French division had driven off two of Wallmoden's divisions at least forcing an army morale test for that turn. But it was not enough and on turn 5 the danish corps was forced to withdraw from the battle field.
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Re: 2nd Battle of Fogberg.

Postby FredericktheGreat » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:51 pm

A great battle even if I was flogged :)

I will be writing up another Battle report between Iberian French and British in the Peninsular very soon. An other great playtest. :)
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