218 Champaubert (10 February 1814)
Champaubert - 10 February 1814
Napoleon’s 30,000 men were tired and hungry after their defeat at La Rothiere, but Blucher believing the French force to be spent, did not make any attempt to unite his army. On February 10th, Napoleon turned and moved on Olsufiev’s 5,000 isolated Russians. Lacking cavalry, Olsufiev decided to stand and fight instead of trying to run and rejoin the main army. It was a fatal decision.
Maromont’s French infantry slowly advanced forward, while the cavalry sent the Russians into squares that were pounded by the French artillery. After suffering heavy losses, Olsufiev and many of his survivors were taken prisoner. Only a few Russians made good their escape.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
• Commander: Olsufiev
• 4 Command Cards
• 3 Tactician Cards
• Commander: Marmont
• 5 Command Cards
• 4 Tactician Cards
• Move First
• French line infantry are conscripts and do not receive one additional die in melee when attacking an enemy infantry unit.
• No Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll.
Therefore is wished for the simple C&C games, more balanced and less historical Setups
In most unbalanced scenarios it would be help much, if you change only little things.
1 command card more/less and/or changing the starting player, would already help.
In the Champaubert scenario, a "Exit Victory Banner" would be also an alternate