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210 Borodino - Shevardino Redoubt (5 September 1812)

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Borodino - 5 September 1812
(Shevardino Redoubt)

Historical Background
The Russian force at Shevardino was under the command of General Prince Andrey Gorchakov and consisted of 8000 infantry, 4000 cavalry and 194 guns. He had deployed his Jagers in the woods and villages while the Russian Grenadiers and Cuirassiers were held in reserve. The French advance guard under Compans consisted of his 5th Division of Davout’s I Army Corps.
The initial French attack was against Doronino and the nearby woods. Russian cavalry attacked the advancing infantry and were counterattacked by French cavalry, which forced the Russian cavalry back. The French advance continued and pushed to the foot of the Redoubt, while the Poles were pressing hard against the Russian left. The Redoubt was charged and the guns were forced to retire. The Russian Grenadiers were ordered to advance to take back the Redoubt and the field works changed hands a number of times. Friant’s redoubtable French infantry had advanced during this fighting and were threatening to turn the Russian right. A desperate cavalry charge momentarily stopped Friant’s advance. Night was approaching when Kuruzov gave the order for Gorchakov to abandon the Redoubt and fall back.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 7
Hill 2
HillEntrenchments4 1
Town 3

 

Battle Notes

Russian Army
• Commander: Gorchakov
• 5 Command Cards
• 4 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Heavy Cavalry Cuirassier Heavy Cavalry Militia Cossack Cavalry Foot Artillery Horse Artillery Leader
4 5 2 2 1 1 2 1 2

French Army
• Commander: Compans
• 6 Command Cards
• 4 Tactician Cards
• Move First

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Foot Artillery Horse Artillery Leader
9 5 3 1 1 1 3

 

Victory
10 Banners

Special Rules
• The French gain one Victory Banner for each town hex the Russians do not occupy at the start of the French turn (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

• The Russians gain one Victory Banner at the start of the turn, when a Russian unit occupies the Shevardino Redoubt (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

• The French gain two Victory Banners at the start of the turn, when a French unit occupies the Shevardino Redoubt (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

• The French gain one Victory Banner for each French unit that exits the battlefield from any Russian baseline hex.

• Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll rule is in effect. Saber and cavalry rolls have no effect.

Tags: Expansion 2, Banners: 10, Army: French, Army: Russian, Special Rule: Exit VB, Special Rule: Mother Russia, Special Rule: Temporary VB (Turn Start)

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Michalxo's Avatar
Michalxo replied the topic: #1590 3 years 1 month ago
We have played 2 games of Shevardino redoubt and both games ended in easy French win 10-3 -4.
Both times attack from flank completely wiped out russians.

What is the tactics here for Russians? To at least score 7VP.
Winning seems impossible...
Mark-McG's Avatar
Mark-McG replied the topic: #1116 4 years 1 month ago
I'm reading the cavalry clashed on Sept 5th, and the Shevardino Redoubt was taken on the 6th.
Bayernkini's Avatar
Bayernkini replied the topic: #1114 4 years 1 month ago
The French captured the Shevardino Redoubt already on September, 5th.
Mark-McG's Avatar
Mark-McG replied the topic: #1113 4 years 1 month ago
this one probably is 5 September 1812
Bayernkini's Avatar
Bayernkini replied the topic: #1079 4 years 3 months ago
More informations here

napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Borodino_battle.htm

for those, who want know more about the battle or want use the maps
to setup a "Epic" Borodino or a "Double-Epic" Borodino Scenario :)

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