312 Eggmühl - Day 2 French Left (22 April 1809)
Eggmühl - 22 April 1809 (Day 2 French Left)
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?
• Commander: Rosenberg
• 4 Command Cards
• Optional 2 Tactician Cards
• Commander: Davout
• 6 Command Cards
• Optional 5 Tactician Cards
• Move First
• 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)