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Total plays 2 - Last reported by Warboard on 2021-09-18 14:57:35

Borodino - 7 September 1812

Historical Background
The Battle of Borodino (Russian: Бороди́нское сраже́ние, tr. Borodínskoye srazhéniye; French: Bataille de la Moskova) was a battle fought on 7 September 1812[8] in the Napoleonic Wars during the French invasion of Russia.
The fighting involved around 250,000 troops and left at least 70,000 casualties, making Borodino the deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon's Grande Armée launched an attack against the Russian army, driving it back from its initial positions but failing to gain a decisive victory. Both armies were exhausted after the battle and the Russians withdrew from the field the following day. Borodino represented the last Russian effort at stopping the French advance on Moscow, which fell a week later. However, the French had no clear way of forcing Czar Alexander to capitulate because the Russian army was not decisively defeated, resulting in the ultimate defeat of the French invasion following the retreat from Moscow in October.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history? 

Set-Up Order

Forest 9
Hill 2
HillEntrenchments2 2
HillEntrenchments 2
HillEntrenchments4 1
River 3
RiverBend 4
RiverBridge 1
RiverEnd 1
Town 1
Marsh 5


Battle Notes

Russian Army
• Commander: Kutuzov
• 5 Command Cards
• Optional: 4 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Guard Grenadier Infantry Militia Infantry Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Cuirassier Heavy Cavalry Militia Cossack Cavalry Foot Artillery Guard Foot Artillery General
5 4 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 4 1 4

French Army
• Commander: Napoleon
• 6 Command Cards
• Optional: 6 Tactician Cards
• Move First


Line Infantry Light Infantry Young Guard Old Guard Infantry Light Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Guard Heavy Cavalry Foot Artillery Guard Foot Artillery General
9 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 4 1 5


12 Banners

Special Rules
• The French player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner for each Russian fortification hex a French unit occupies at the start of the turn.
• The Russian player gains 2 Temporary Victory Banners when a Russian unit occupies the Schevardino Redoubt at the start of the turn.
• The Kalatcha River is a fordable stream.
• The Moskva River is impassable.
• Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll rule is in effect. Saber rolls have no effect.

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Warboard replied the topic:
2 years 1 week ago
12:8 French victory. The redoubts proved to be a death trap for the Russians, not offering enough protection from concentrated volleys and artillery fire. Strong attacks on the Russian left caused them to draw off reserves from the centre, and they also attempted an attack through the swamps on their right, which came to grief. The centre redoubts stood vacant, and a sudden massive forced march by the French centre infantry crested them and the last two flags were won as objective captures. Great battle to play, loved it!
Mark-McG replied the topic:
5 years 4 months ago
a very close setup