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312 Eggmühl - Day 2 French Left (22 April 1809)

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  63 %
Total plays 24 - Last reported by Murat007 on 2017-11-13 15:03:59

Eggmühl - 22 April 1809 (Day 2 French Left)

Historical Background
On the morning of the 22 April, a thick fog covered the entire valley of the Grosse Laaber. When the fog cleared around 8:00 AM, Austrian General Rosenberg became concerned with the lack of movement by Davout’s troops. He assumed this meant that more French troops were on their way or had already arrived.
French reinforcements had indeed arrived and Napoleon wasted no time joining his front line. On his own initiative upon hearing Napoleon’s cannon, Davout attacked Rosenberg’s Austrians at Unterlaichling and the woods to the north, pinning them so that Napoleon could bring superior force to bear on Charles’s left flank. Davout’s divisions under Friant and St Hilaire steadily pushed the Austrians back. With support of the Bavarian cavalry, Unterlaichling was finally captured, while the fight for the woods rolled back and forth. Convinced that his position was no longer tenable, Rosenberg began to fall back.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 14
Hill 4
HillEntrenchments2 1
Town 3

 

Battle Notes

Austrian Army
• Commander: Rosenberg
• 4 Command Cards
• Optional 2 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Grenadier Infantry Grenzer Light Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
10 2 3 3 3 3

French Army
• Commander: Davout
• 6 Command Cards
• Optional 5 Tactician Cards
• Move First

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
12 2 4 2 2 4

 

Victory
9 Banners

Special Rules
• Unterlaiching is a Temporary Victory Banner worth 1 banner for the side that occupies it at the start of its turn (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

• Oberlaichling is a Temporary Victory Banner for the French player worth 1 banner when occupied at the start of the turn (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

• Obersanding is a Permanent Victory Banner for the French player worth 1 banner when occupied at the start of the turn (Permanent Victory Banner Turn Start)

Tags: Expansion 3, Banners: 9, Army: Austrian, Army: French, Special Rule: Temporary VB (Turn Start), Special Rule: Permanent VB (Turn Start)

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