309 Rohr (20 April 1809)
Rohr - 20 April 1809
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?
• Commander: Schustekh
• 4 Command Cards
• Optional 2 Tactician Cards
• Move First
• Commander: Lannes
• 5 Command Cards
• Optional 5 Tactician Cards
• 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.
Much better dice for Austrians and also, French was beginner player. Anyway, I would never say, such result would be possible for Austrians.
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.