309 Rohr (20 April 1809)
Total plays 58 - Last reported by NapoleonIV on 2021-08-04 12:05:06
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.
Tags: Expansion 3, Banners: 5, Army: Austrian, Army: French, Special Rule: Exit VB
Introductory scenario to learn the rules. Interesting and hard-fought, with a 5-4 win for the Frenchman. Assault on the left and central French side, with a combined counterattack by the Austrian infantry and cavalry leading to the killing of Morand. In the end, the victory went to the Frenchman who was able to count on greater mobility (thanks also to a higher number of cards available), and precision in both ranged and melee combat.
LARS replied the topic:
8 months 1 week ago
Very exciting end to the Rohr scenario. Austrians can win by eliminating Morands’s troops with an inspired Schustekh and cavalry assault, but Morand pulls back and the Austrian cavalry is caught in crossfire! Game over, French win 5-4.
This weekend I played with a friend and we both win with the french.
Watching this scenario played in the OT2018 tournement and having played it twice myself, I have the impression it does not replicate the historical feeling, albeit it is surely fun to play. The use of tactician cards (I'll never be a big fun of those) dilute national differences and in particular the French advantage in maneuverability. At the end, with decent cards the Austrian can easily tie or even win the cavalry match on the right flank. At that point, it's probably a 3 VP game and given the Austrian resilience in defence, five LN units are sufficient to give him the victory. If it were a 6 VP scenario, probably it would better replicate the historical result.
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.
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.
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
This was a real cat & mouse game that could have swung either way. 5 banners of excitment. 5 stars!!