Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Nap Campaign: Battle of Grissburg, Turns 17 - 21

As a reminder of the current situation at the end of turn 16 -

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Nap Campaign: Battle of Grissburg, Turns 11 - 16

Turn 11

Of the 3 Landwehr battalions lining up to charge the isolated 1/92nd Line, there was only room for two. The 2/4th Westphalia lead by Groeben and the 1/3rd Westphalia from Friccius' regiment began their charge. With the 2/4th Westphalia about to hit its flank, the 92nd Line lost their nerve and routed. As they ran towards the bridge both Landwehr battalions continued their charge and successfully made contact. The Prussians butchered 10 of their number before the rest dispersed. In the rules a routing unit contacted by an enemy unit automatically disperses. However, for the purpose of the campaign the attacking units are allowed one strike inflicting casualties as they would for a melee win before the unit disperses. In certain situations where the attacking unit outpaces the routing troops, I allow the pursuit to continue leading to the potential destruction of the routers.

This defeat left the attack of the 9th Division back to square one.

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Friday, 14 June 2019

Nap Campaign: Battle of Grissburg, Turns 5 - 10

Turn 5


An overview of Turn 5. The French have won the initiative again (the Prussians won the first couple of turns but then ran out of luck!) giving them the advantage in the firefights.

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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Nap Campaign: Battle of Grissburg - French arrive + Turns 1 - 4

As the sun rises the Prussians observe the arrival of the French:

French left flank as observed by Prussians.

French centre.
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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Nap Campaign: Battle of Grissburg - Introduction

Present Situation:


Blucher has rallied his army on the Prussian capital, Grissburg, following the rout at the Battle of Ainsworth. Hasty defences have been prepared including significant redoubts and earthworks.

An overview of the area shows the concentration of the Prussians on Grissburg and it's industrial suburbs to the west of the town.

To the north the Prussian 14th Brigade (green 7) is routing following defeat in the Battle of Erfurt and is being pursued by the victors, the French 3rd Corps (blue 9).

Blue 1 and 3 are the main French army under the command of Napoleon. Green 2 is a singly battalion of Middle Guard Grenadiers on its way to join its parent Grenadier Brigade.

A note about the Prussian forces. Although they had been routing after their defeat in the Battle of Ainsworth I have them automatically rallying on the capital. After rousing speeches by Blucher all 2nd Line and Conscript Prussian units will be classed as 'enthusiastic' for this battle.

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