512 Gohlis (17 October 1813)
Gohlis - 17 October 1813
Blücher was not informed that the Allied army would take no action on the 17th in order to bring up reserves and regroup.
Blücher therefore, after a bit of reorganization himself, continued his attack on the 17th against the French occupied villages of Eutritzsch and Gohlis. It was now that the Allied superiority in numbers began to be felt. Yorck’s Prussians, who had suffered most of the losses on the 16th, had been pulled out of line to refit.
The task of driving the French out of the villages was given to Russian formations that had been only lightly engaged. The French had no such luxury. Marmont’s depleted corps, along with Delmas’division counted far fewer men in line than the day before, but they would again have to defend against Blücher.
Kapzevich and St. Priest attacked Delmas’ French defending Eutritzsch, while Sacken moved against Gohlis. Dombrowski’s diminished Polish Division defended Gohlis and Quintte’s cavalry guarded the French right flank. Blücher had all his forces in motion by 9AM. Early on, Vassil’shikov’s cavalry charged and drove the French cavalry back across the Pathe, then turned to help push Delmas from Eutritzsch. The Poles in Gohlis defended the village vigorously, but also were slowly pushed back. By the end of the day, the Russians held both villages.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
• Commander: Blücher
• 5 Command Cards
• 5 Tactician Cards
• Move First
• Commander: Ney
• 5 Command Cards
• 4 Tactician Cards
• The Allied player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner at the start of the turn for occupying each town and bridge hex (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)
• The Parthe Stream is fordable.
• Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll is in effect. Saber rolls have no effect.