Victory Results:
 49 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  51 %
Total plays 51 - Last reported by rjvonline on 2023-05-31 17:26:07

Wagram - 5 July 1809 (Gross-Enzersdorf )

Historical Background
Napoleon’s second crossing of the Danube was meticulously planned. He sent Legrand’s division to decoy Charles into thinking that the French intended to cross in the same area as before from the north end of Lobau Island. Charles took the bait and massed his army close to the Danube around Aspern and Essling.
Napoleon then bridged from the south end of Lobau Island and started crossing at 2A.M. under cover of a massive bombardment that inflicted significant casualties on the massed Austrians. When Charles realized he had been outflanked, he rapidly retreated to the Wagram position, leaving the VI Corps and Advance Guard to fight a delaying action. Taking up a defensive position around Gross-Enzersdorf, Nordmann’s Advance Guard began fortifying the village.
As Napoleon’s army deployed on the Marchfeld, Massena’s IV Corps was ordered to push forward and capture Gross-Enzersdorf to allow the advance to continue. Spearheaded by the French light infantry, the French entered the village, where fierce hand-to-hand fighting finally drove out the Austrians.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?


Set-Up Order

Entrenchments2 2
Forest 3
Hill 5
River 2
RiverBend 1
Town 4


Battle Notes

Austrian Army
• Commander: Nordmann
• 4 Command Cards
• Optional 3 Tactician Cards

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

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

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery Horse Artillery Leader
7 5 3 2 1 3


6 Banners

Special Rules
• The Austrian player gains 1 Victory Banner for each Scout Command card he plays.

• Each building of Gross-Enzersdorf is a Permanent Victory Banner Objective worth 1 banner for the French player when occupied at the start of the turn (Permanent Victory Banner Turn Start)

• The Danube River is impassable.

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Mark-McG replied the topic:
6 days 17 hours ago
I consulted Chandler, and then maps of Wagram battle, and I can't see that there are other villages

I think this description might help

FML Nordmann, alerted by the French bombardment, formed the Advance Guard to obstruct the French movement. Three battalions occupied Gross-Enzersdorf and the adjacent earthworks, while the brigades of Riese and Mayer formed up behind the village. To ease the congestion as the French began to form their attack lines it became necessary for them to capture this village, providing as it did the pivot on which Napoleon would swing his great army on to the central Marchfeld. In accordance with this, Massena pushed his men forward against the burning buildings. Nordmann opposed this move with IR58 (Beaulieu), who after making some headway were forced back to the village at about 5.00 a.m. An attack spearheaded by 46eme de Ligne ultimately met with success after fierce hand-to-hand fighting among the ruins and earthworks. With the village firmly in French hands, Nordmann fell back to Essling.

RiverWanderer replied the topic:
1 week 21 hours ago
My attention has been drawn to some ambivalence around the number of Permanent Victory Banner Objectives for the French.  The map above (and Vassal) shows 4 possible hexes. However, the Special Rules wording might be taken to indicate that its just two hexes due to the placement of the town label "Gross-Enzersdorf". 

After comparing with other scenarios, like Aspern-Essling (Day 1) and noting that all other expansion 3 maps explicitly label all village/town names, I think the above map is correct though the Special Rules could be better worded. Also, the historical wording implies, to me at least, that all four building hexes are part of Gross-Enzersdorf.

Has this question arisen before, I wonder?
LARS replied the topic:
2 years 4 months ago
The Duke of Rivoli expertly dissected the Austrian position 6-1.
Hawkmoon replied the topic:
3 years 4 weeks ago
An astonishing game with a rookie CCN player and Prétorien Flo (old veteran M44 player).
A french line unit has won the 5 french medals by destroying two units and occupying 3 hexagones of Gross-Enzersdorf.
kostas63 replied the topic:
3 years 4 months ago
Vittoria Austriaca 6-5. Partita sul filo del rasoio. I Francesi iniziano il combattimento cercando di conquistare il villaggio di Gross-Enzersdorf. La difesa austriaca si fa feroce e l'assalto si arresta. I Francesi decidono allora di muovere entrambe le ali ma non ottengono alcun risultato importante. Quando ormai quasi tutto l'esercito francese ha subito perdite gli austriaci contrattaccano e portano a casa la vittoria.
Hawkmoon replied the topic:
4 years 6 days ago
A Great Victory for my friend Guillaume "Borodino's Butcher" Ambroise (6/3 - 6/5)
proyce replied the topic:
5 years 4 months ago
I won Wagram 6-5 as the Austrians by the lucky expedient of killing 1 French unit and staying alive long enough to play 5 Scout cards during the game.
LNAGary replied the topic:
5 years 4 months ago
I'm surprised by the fact that there is a 50/50 win rate on this scenario. We played it twice last night and it was 6-1 for the French and then 6-0 for the French. I don't really see how the Austrians can win this one with 4 CC and 3 TC against Massena's 5 CC - 5 TC.