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604 Austerlitz (2 December 1805) Lannes vs Bagration

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 3.88 (4 Votes)
 17 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  83 %
Total plays 12 - Last reported by Shaq88 on 2017-09-14 22:33:57

Austerlitz (2 December 1805) Lannes vs Bagration

Historical Background
Quiet reigned on the northern section of the battlefield until 9:00 AM when Lannes advanced on Blasowitz in obedience to Napoleon’s order to isolate the Allied right wing from the rest of the battle. Initially the advance went well, but soon trouble developed. Two Russian Guard battalions retook Blasowitz, and masses of Lichtenstein’s Allied cavalry forced Kellermann’s light cavalry to seek help from Lannes’infantry to force it back.
Now it was the French turn. Blasowitz was retaken and three thousand of Murat’s cavalry advanced west to isolate Bagration, who reacted quickly. Every available Allied squadron was sent in, and the French cavalry stalled. Trailing behind Murat’s cavalry were two divisions of French Cuirassiers. Disregarding casualties, the Cuirassiers smashed into the Allied cavalry with a sound heard over the din of battle. After a sharp fight, the Allied cavalry broke. There remained hard infantry fighting between Lannes and Bagration, but no Allied soldiers from the left were able to intervene in the center where the battle was being decided.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 6
Hill 16
1
2
7
Town 4

 

Battle Notes

Allies Army
• Commander: Bagration
• 5 Command Cards
• 3 Tactician Cards
• Move First

 

Line Infantry Light Infantry Guard Light Infantry Guard Grenadier Infantry Cossack Cavalry Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Foot Artillery Horse Artillery Leader
6 4 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 2 4

French Army
• Commander: Lannes
• 6 Command Cards
• 5 Tactician Cards

 

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Guard Heavy Cavalry Horse Artillery Foot Artillery Leader
8 4 3 2 1 1 1 3 4

Victory
11 Banners

Special Rules
• The village of Bosenitz is a Temporary Victory Banner worth 1 banner to the side that occupies it at the start of the turn. The French start with 1 Victory Banner.
• The village of Blasowitz is a Temporary Victory Banner worth 1 banner to the side that occupies it at the start of the turn. The Allies start with 1 Victory Banner.
• The stream does not stop movement and there is no battle dice reduction battling into the stream. Units that battle out will fight at –1 die.
• No Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll.

Tags: Banners: 11, Army: French, Army: Russian, Special Rule: Temporary VB (Turn Start), Expansion 6

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GG's Avatar
GG replied the topic: #4416 7 months 3 weeks ago
French won but very close and very great battle with so many horses ... Love it!
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #4069 8 months 2 weeks ago
not sure how this rates.. the brittle Russians, but with some decent terrain and cavalry

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