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218 Champaubert (10 February 1814)

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Total plays 27 - Last reported by anaxam on 2019-05-30 09:58:22

Champaubert - 10 February 1814

Historical Background
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?


Set-Up Order

Forest 8
Town 5


Battle Notes

Russian Army
• Commander: Olsufiev
• 4 Command Cards
• 3 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Light Infantry Foot Artillery General
4 2 2 2

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

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery Horse Artillery General
4 3 3 2 1 4


5 Banners

Special Rules
• 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.

Tags: Expansion 2, Expansion 5, Army: French, Army: Russian, Special Rule: Conscript Infantry

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Mark-McG replied the topic: #5660 7 months 4 days ago
Fencer, if you can find a way to give the Russians a better chance, I think it is worth it.
Allowing a Mother Russia roll probably isn't enough, but maybe some fieldworks would be some help.

Not sure what you are saying about the guns and Victory banners.
Fencer replied the topic: #5659 7 months 4 days ago
Правило "Русь-матушка" здесь было бы уместно. И победные флаги, например, за вышедшие пушки. Русские были обречены, но сражались отчаянно и умело, Наполеон полагал, что их вчетверо больше, чем было на самом деле.
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #1129 6 years 3 months ago
Sadly, we have this problem of extrem unbalanced, but historical correct setups, in more scenarios, most in spanish extension.

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 :)
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #1128 6 years 3 months ago
I will nominate this scenario as unwinnable for the Russians. Historically it was a debacle, but not even a close contest here. Russians get 1 Victory Banner if lucky. One scenario where I think an Exit Victory condition might have merit.

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