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212 Borodino - Utitza (7 September 1812)

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  55 %
Total plays 42 - Last reported by pmiranda-napoleonics on 2018-12-21 09:02:26

Borodino - 7 September 1812

Historical Background
The village of Utitza was at the southern end of the Russian left flank positions at Borodino. The Utitza woods, however, were very dense—well suited for Tutchkov’s Russian Jaegers that were deployed there in some numbers. All total, Tutchkov had some 23,000 troops, but many were untrained Opolchenye (militia). Poniatowski had about 10,000 trained Polish soldiers, very eager to fight.
The first attempt by the Poles, did capture Utiza, but Tuchkov’s Grenadier Division and the 3rd infantry division advanced and ejected the Polish forces in short order. General Junot then joined the attack and again captured Utiza, but as the Russians departed, the village was set on fire and no longer could be defended. After this, the Russians and Poles continued to skirmish for the rest of the day without much progress.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?


Set-Up Order

Forest 13
Hill 7
Town 2


Battle Notes

Russian Army
• Commander: Tutchkov
• 5 Command Cards
• 2 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Militia Infantry Militia Cossack Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
5 4 2 2 2 1 3

French Army
• Commander: Poniatowski
• 5 Command Cards
• 3 Tactician Cards
• Move First

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
7 2 2 2 3


7 Banners

Special Rules
• The two hexes of Utitza form a Temporary Majority Victory Banner worth one banner for the side that occupies the absolute majority of these hexes at the start of its turn (Temporary Majority Victory Banner Turn Start)

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

Tags: Expansion 2, Banners: 7, Army: French, Army: Russian, Special Rule: Mother Russia, Special Rule: Temporary Majority VB (Turn Start)

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