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301 Wertingen (8 October 1805)

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  68 %
Total plays 53 - Last reported by Mark-McG on 2017-03-17 07:13:38

Wertingen - 8 October 1805

Historical Background
After Napoleon had crossed the Rhine and wheeled to the south, he crossed the Danube and positioned his Grand Army behind General Karl von Mack’s Austrians, concentrated around Ulm.
In the opening clash of the Ulm Campaign, the French advance guard, under the command of Murat and Lannes, caught a small Austrian corps under Field Marshal Auffenburg unprepared and in an awkward location.
So swift was Murat’s cavalry advance that several of Auffenberg’s Austrian battalions were overrun or captured before they could put up any defense. The Austrian Grenadiers formed square, halting the French cavalry onslaught for a time, until Oudinot’s infantry engaged and shattered the squares. Cut off from their base at Ulm, the survivors of Auffenberg’s corps melted away to the west. The magnitude of the Austrian defeat shook Mack’s confidence, and affected his decisions for the remainder of the campaign.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?


Set-Up Order

Forest 6
Hill 3
Town 6


Battle Notes

Austrian Army
• Commander: Auffenberg
• 4 Command Cards
• Optional 2 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Grenadier Infantry Light Cavalry Cuirassier Heavy Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
9 2 1 1 1 2

French Army
• Commander: Murat
• 5 Command Cards
• Optional 3 Tactician Cards
• Move First

Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Horse Artillery Leader
2 2 2 4 1 4


5 Banners

Special Rules

Tags: Expansion 3, Banners: 5, Army: Austrian, Army: French, Special Rule: none


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Michalxo replied the topic: #1940 2 years 5 months ago
Easily won by French in 10(?) turns by 5-0. Impossible to do anything with poor Austrians this time.
Great cards on one side, terrible on the other. :)
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Michalxo replied the topic: #1382 2 years 11 months ago
5-4 for French player. I would say it is card dependent scenario. For me it is 60-40 for French after 1 game played.
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GG replied the topic: #1314 3 years 1 month ago
This scenario seams balanced ... as the hands are balanced on the long range. I never felt so dependant of the cards like in this scenario! I have to check the other ones quickly ...!

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Mark-McG replied the topic: #1301 3 years 2 months ago
did you use the Battalion Mass rules?
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General-Eble replied the topic: #1279 3 years 3 months ago
Played this twice today with regular CCN opponent Master Chief. Both games went to the French, the first quite easily 5-0 due to a well timed cavalry charge by the French which forced the Austrian to 3 cards and fcombat dice that couldn't hit the side of a barn. The second round also went to the French 5-3. Much closer result but still an easy win though.
Both of us think the best tactic for the Austrian is to fall back and let the French come to you, shooting them up as they approach.

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