MT19 The Prussians

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1 year 3 months ago #5932 by gottoman
Replied by gottoman on topic MT19 The Prussians
Same here, tried Gonzo via his email (AOL address) but no response since 8 August.

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1 year 2 months ago #5959 by RiverWanderer
Replied by RiverWanderer on topic MT19 The Prussians
Semi-Final - Laon, French Right, Game 1.

RiverWanderer (Prussians) 8 Banners, 14 blocks lost
ToganAlper (French) 2 Banners, 26 blocks lost

The Prussians opened the battle with a push between Fabvier's force and Athies, spear-headed by uhlans and heavy cavalry. The fierce tussle weakened French defences around Athies and now the Prussian infantry charged in and took the town, along with three French line units and Fabvier himself. Mortier retreated towards the Festieux Defile which was already blocked by Prussian Cavalry. In the centre the French attacked to claim two banners but, with the Prussians left in majority control of the towns, Marmont had lost the day.

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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #5960 by RiverWanderer
Replied by RiverWanderer on topic MT19 The Prussians
Semi-Final - Laon, French Right, Game 2.

ToganAlper (Prussians) 5 Banners, 29 blocks lost
RiverWanderer (French) 8 Banners, 24 blocks lost

The Prussians opened with a frontal assault across the centre and into Athies on their left. However, the left flank ran into stout opposition when taking Athies and Prussian grenadiers soon had to fall back from the town. Prussian Cavalry advanced to re-new the attacks and soon French infantry were pinned into square. A desperate fight now developed in the centre, as both sides pitched more cavalry and infantry into the melee to try and gain the upper hand. On the cusp of disaster, French squares repelled the Prussian cavalry attacks just as Nansouty's cuirassiers arrived and now the tide of the battle began to turn.

The Prussians tried again to take control of Athies. However, now safe from Prussian cavalry, Fabvier and Mortier were able to attack from the centre and the Prussians were forced out of the town once more. Meanwhile, Nansouty, sweeping past Athies, routed the Prussian guns near the town and then turned to block an advance by van Preussen.

Prussian Militia cavalry kept Athies in contention and a fresh assault by Prussian infantry claimed two banners in the centre. However, Nansouty's Cuirassiers stood firm against a desperate attack by v.Preussen, costing two Prussian banners and giving victory to the French.

Overall, a close run battle, largely decided in the centre. Truly, Nansouty pulled Marmont's chestnuts out of the fire on this occasion.

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Thanks to Togan for two exciting games.
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1 year 2 months ago #5969 by Gonzo
Replied by Gonzo on topic MT19 The Prussians
Semi-Final - Laon, French Right, Game 1
Gonzo (Prussians) 8 Banners 20 blocks taken
gottoman (French) 2 Banners 14 blocks taken

Action almost entirely around Athies. Prussian methodical advance followed by Grand Manuever into town, establing 2 art battery and secure right flank and other town initiated big fight over Athies. Prussian battlefield smoke vs CA, Inf fires first tactic retrieved with a capable tactian card took town ove course of 3 turns. Concentrated cav killed backing art and wore down and killed another inf sq for win. Game noteable for two double sabers, one for each side killing leaders.

Game 2
Gonzo (French) 8 banners 27 blocks taken
gootoman (Prussian) 0 banners 2 blocks taken
Whew. Dont know what to say about this one. French hand always had 3 bad cards and the one perfect one. Very agressive start by Prussians met with withering fire and Battlefield smoke. Good French shooting, 2 forced marches and horrid Prussian dice decided this short game. Thanks to Greg for the match. Better luck next time.

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1 year 2 months ago #5970 by Mark-McG
Replied by Mark-McG on topic MT19 The Prussians
good grief..

OK, Finals is Gonzo vs RiverWanderer
Scenario: 417 Laon - French Left (9&10 March 1814)

I'll fix up the tables later in the week

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1 year 2 months ago #5973 by gottoman
Replied by gottoman on topic MT19 The Prussians
Here is the files for our SF match, watch at your own peril...
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1 year 1 month ago #6058 by Gonzo
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Final Game 1
Gonzo (Prussian) 9 banners 32 blocks lost
RiverWanderer (French) 5 banners 34 blocks lost
Frecnh scouts and Prussian manuevering to start. French play OOS on Prussian FA and General Advance with 2 Beak the Squares to rout the Prussian right. The Prussian left held tight with a Fr LC/HA ca whiff and following turn killed the advancing YG with range fire. The French OG had moved to the middle and a Prussins Cav charge killed the center HA and beat up the French LC and HA on the Prussian left. Another whiff from the LC/HA on the Frnch HC and bothe French units and the French right were lost. French played several right flank cards with no actin while the Prussianinf moved to the middle. A Prussian competent tactician for OOS sent the only healthy French OG out of the path of the Prussian bayonet charge over the ridge. Three French losses along with the town banners put the Prussian over the top. Score could easil bee reversed with only a couple of die rolll changes. RiverWanderer played a great game, but ther were a couple of critical rolls where his luck deserted him. Three 1 pt Prussian inf were trying to get desperately to rear at end. Thanks to RiverWanderer who is to post logfile.

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #6060 by RiverWanderer
And here is the log file for the 1st game in the MT19 final

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1 year 1 month ago #6091 by Gonzo
Replied by Gonzo on topic MT19 The Prussians
Final Game 2
Gonzo (French) 9 banners
RiverWanderer (Prussian) 6 Banners
A marathon match of 3 1/2 hours. Prussians initially take town on their right and drive off French with a loop holes tactic. Prussian left refuses battle as the guard advanced. French fire and break the square able to kill two Prussian LNs. Prussian Cav charge in middle killed a lancer and an LT and beat up some other cav, but lost all three Cav in swirling battle with French cav and a bayonet charge. The French then did a Forced march with OG, YG and LN killing the Prussian FA but lost several units and the French remains fled and hid. The Prussian LT in the town on there right flank steeped out to take a shot, then was killed by a CA from a LN and HA. This opened the town to the French which ended up negating the town VPs for The Prussian. French beat up cav was able to finish off 1 pt FA and 1 pt milita for the win. Several times the Prussian with 8 VP were rolling for the win, just could not get the 2 out of 2 hits he needed. Very bloody match with French having 5 1 pt units, 4 2 point units and 1 3 point unit left at end. Thanks to Mark for an extremely tight and enjoyable match. Both games could have gone the other way with only minor change in luck.

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1 year 1 month ago #6092 by RiverWanderer
Replied by RiverWanderer on topic MT19 The Prussians
Log file for MT19 final game 2 to accompany Gonzo's write-up...

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