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Total plays 46 - Last reported by Jamon79 on 2024-01-20 22:50:51

Halle - 17 October 1806

Historical Background
Hearing of the disaster at Jena-Auerstadt, and not receiving any further orders, Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, deployed his main force south of Halle. He also sent von Hinrichs with a small force to guard the bridges that crossed the branches of the Saale. On the morning of the 17th, Bernadotte’s advance guard pushed back the Prussian dragoons that were at Passendorf. Eugene responded quickly and sent another small force to support the bridge defenders. By this time, however, Dupont’s infantry was in position and he ordered them to charge forward to take the bridges. The French punched through the forward Prussian position and captured the first bridge and island. In less than an hour Dupont’s French had captured all three bridges and were driving the Prussians out of Halle.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?


Set-Up Order

Forest 11
Hill 4
River 11
RiverBend 4
RiverBendFord 1
RiverBridge 2
RiverFord 1
RiverY 1
Town 1
Marsh 3


Battle Notes

Prussian Army
• Commander: von Hinrichs
• 4 Command Cards & 2 Iron Will Counters
• Optional 2 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Horse Artillery Leader
1 2 1 1 2 1

French Army
• Commander: Dupont
• 5 Command Cards
• Optional 4 Tactician Cards
• Move First

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


4 Banners

Special Rules
• The French player gains 1 Temporary Victory banner when a French unit occupies a bridge at the start of the turn (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

• The entire river system of the Saale is fordable (both river rows are part of the "Saale" river and fordable!). The shallow fords do not stop movement.

405 HALLE (Morning) (17 October 1806)

Are both river sections a part of Saale or only one and have the 2 ford river tiles any other/additional rule to the other fordable river, because the scenario notes says only the entire river is fordable?

The entire river system of the Saale (both rows) is fordable. The shallow fords do not stop movement.
(Richard Borg: 2014 - October - 30)

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LARS replied the topic:
3 years 5 months ago
The French dominated the field winning 4-1. The lone Prussian VP came from eliminating a French leader in fire combat. An interesting approach by the French as they were loaded with right flank cards and thus moved two light infantry and a cavalry to that flank and then assaulted the Prussian center from that direction.
kostas63 replied the topic:
3 years 6 months ago
Vittoria Prussiana 4-2. I francesi avanzano nel centro per conquistare i ponti mentre la cavalleria pesante prussiana esce da Passendorf e costringe i leggeri a mettersi in quadrato. L'artiglieria a cavallo prussiana rallenta la marcia ai francesi permettendo a von Hinrichs di portare la sua fanteria a difesa del ponte. La battaglia si conclude quando con un buon coordinamento i prussiani combinano il fuoco dell'artiglieria con l'assalto della fanteria di linea eliminando le due fanterie di linea francesi e con la morte di Rouyerer chiuso nel quadrato dei leggeri.
Hexagoon replied the topic:
3 years 7 months ago
Played twice. Both French victories but quite nail biting. As the game generally takes place in the centre section, this game is very card dependant. In the second game the French twice grabbed a bridge only to be driven out by counter-attacks. It took a Grand Manoeuvre card to bring up their artillery and finally grab the last banner 4-3.
macfix replied the topic:
3 years 8 months ago
Probably the worst Prussian scenario in the book, and one of the most boring ones to play in CC:N. It was not helped by the PRU not having center cards in both games.
NightOwl3 replied the topic:
3 years 8 months ago
Well, stuck with very few center cards. French lose 2-4. The death of a French leader did not help. The Prussians end it with a charge to claim the 4th unit.
Mark-McG replied the topic:
9 years 5 months ago
also should fix the OB, +1 French LC -1 Prussian LC
Bayernkini replied the topic:
9 years 5 months ago
Scenario pic is fixed.

And sadly that one french LC more will not help, to balance the scenario more to prussian side :whistle:
Bayernkini replied the topic:
9 years 5 months ago
You are right Brad, the right (bottom) LC on french side is indeed a French LC.

Sadly the style of the Pictures in the Scenario book are very bad to to distinguish sometimes, they should have the clear style with colored borders as the vassal module.

Right Vassal file attached until next update, but for current tournament we should indeed play on with this "mistake".

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Tarheel replied the topic:
9 years 5 months ago
Someone at BGG noted an inconsistency on the CCN site vs the scenario book.

The scenario book shows the LC on french right to be French LC. The CCN shows it as Prussian. I would suspect that CCN site is in error and that the Vassal scenario likewise perpetuates the error.

(Also, the MT12 is playing this scenario, so it would make sense that anyone who has not played this scenario for that tournament, should continue to play it using the version in error, since the rest of us used the incorrect version)
Bayernkini replied the topic:
9 years 7 months ago
Scenario picture fixed,
also Vassal module.

If someone find more mistakes, either on website or on Vassal module,
post it, and i try to fix it asap.

I started also to revise the "Units" section

as example, and i will check the website step by step and revise it,
if it necessary and/or usefull ;)
Bayernkini replied the topic:
9 years 7 months ago
Right, a mistake on Setup.
The French CAV must be prussian CAV.

I wished,the Units in the Scenario booklet had the clear style of the Vassal module, so you couldn´t confuse it :unsure:
TRK27 replied the topic:
9 years 7 months ago
Are some of the units missing from the map? It looks like there are a lot more of them under "Battle Notes" than there are on the board.
Bayernkini replied the topic:
9 years 7 months ago
And already first "mistakes" in scenario booklet.

Correct notes:
"The entire river system of the Saale is fordable. The shallow fords do not stop movement."

And both river rows are part of the "Saale" river and fordable!