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309 Rohr (20 April 1809)

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  68 %
Total plays 28 - Last reported by Murat007 on 2017-11-13 14:56:27

Rohr - 20 April 1809

Historical Background
Davout and his redoubtable III Corps should have been crushed by superior Austrian forces, but instead had won a hard-fought victory at Teugen-Hausen, allowing Napoleon the time to concentrate.
Leaving Davout to occupy Archduke Charles, Napoleon concentrated most of his army near Abensberg to split the Austrian army, and on the morning of April 20th, unleashed them against the Austrian V Corps under Archduke Louis.
Lannes’ provisional corps tore through the Austrian front line and pushed on toward the village of Rohr. En route, Lannes’ troops collided with Thierry’s retreating Austrian brigade, mauling it severely. Thierry’s survivors joined with Schustekh’s light troops at Rohr, but Lannes was close behind and wasted no time in launching his veteran French infantry against Rohr.
As the Austrian infantry collapsed, the outnumbered Austrian cavalry launched desperate attacks to cover the infantry retreat, and were virtually destroyed. Jacquinot’s troopers set off in hot pursuit toward Rottenburg, inflicting further serious losses on the routed Austrians.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?


Set-Up Order

Forest 10
Hill 14
Town 2


Battle Notes

Austrian Army
• Commander: Schustekh
• 4 Command Cards
• Optional 2 Tactician Cards
• Move First

Line Infantry Grenzer Light Infantry Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
6 1 1 1 1 2

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

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
8 2 3 1 1 3


5 Banners

Special Rules
• The French player gains 1 Victory Banner for each French unit that exits the battlefield from one of the three Austrian baseline hexes as indicated.

Tags: Expansion 3, Banners: 5, Army: Austrian, Army: French, Special Rule: Exit VB

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Michalxo's Avatar
Michalxo replied the topic: #1580 4 years 1 month ago
Aggressive tactics for Austrians worked well and they managed to destroy many French units. Resulting in 5-2, and more would come...
Much better dice for Austrians and also, French was beginner player. Anyway, I would never say, such result would be possible for Austrians.
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Hawkmoon-von-Köln replied the topic: #1318 4 years 4 months ago
We've been playing last friday evening with my friend leboucher (that means in french "The Butcher") and I won both games with a final score of 10 - 0... He had no luck with his dices. It looked like chess game.
With the Austrians, I got a lot of luck with my HC ripping the same turn with a normal card (no bonuses)a full LC unit and a full Cuirassiers unit ! 8 hits on 9 dices !
So the Butcher was butchered (I hope he will play CCN again with me) !
Sometimes the dices are very boring.
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #1316 4 years 4 months ago
Lost just with French 0:5!!!!
Never expected such a result with French in this scenario.
I had good Cards (2 Force March, 1 Bayonett Charge), but no comment about my dice,
see below to my signature :evil:
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #1302 4 years 5 months ago
This was a real cat & mouse game that could have swung either way. 5 banners of excitment. 5 stars!! (mdg)

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