MD16 Hanau (30 October 1813)

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  69 %
Total plays 16 - Last reported by LARS on 2021-03-17 19:46:55

Hanau
30 October 1813

Historical Background
The Battle of Hanau was fought on (30 – 31 October 1813) between Karl Philipp von Wrede’s Austro-Bavarian corps and Napoleon's retreating French during the War of the Sixth Coalition.
Following Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Leipzig earlier in October, Napoleon began to retreat from Germany into France and relative safety. Wrede attempted to block Napoleon’s line of retreat at Hanau on 30 October.
Napoleon arrived at Hanau with reinforcements and defeated Wrede’s forces. On 31 October Hanau was in French control, opening Napoleon’s line of retreat.
The Battle of Hanau was a minor battle, but an important tactical victory allowing Napoleon’s army to retreat onto French soil to recover and face the invasion of France.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 21
Hill 2
River 11
RiverBend 1
RiverBendBridge 1
RiverBridge 1
Town 5

 

Battle Notes

Bavarian/Austrian Army
• Commander: Wrede
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 3 Tactician Cards)

Line Infantry Light Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Foot Artillery General   Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery General
1 1 1 1 2 1   7 1 3 3 3

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

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Old Guard Infantry Light Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Lancers Foot Artillery Horse Artillery General
6 3 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 5

 

Victory
8 Banners

Special Rules
• Lamboi Bridge is a Temporary Medal, worth 2 Victory Banners, for the French (Temporary Victory Banner)

• River Kinzig is impassable.

• Wrede, Napoleon and MacDonald are Leaders of Honor

Bavarian Forces:
The Bavarian units use the general Russian rules/Charts, so the LN and LT may ignore one flag (and have 4 blocks)
Use any different color blocks of other nations, to represent the Bavarian Forces.

Tags: Banners: 8, Army: Allies, Army: Austrian, Army: French, Special Rule: Temporary VB, Unofficial, Special Rule: Bavarian units

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LARS's Avatar
LARS replied the topic: #7073 2 months 3 weeks ago
Block count 31-24 yet French win 8-1.
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #5763 2 years 1 month ago
now 5 French leaders
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Hawkmoon replied the topic: #5762 2 years 1 month ago
Seems that one general is forgotten on the french side (Napoleon, Mac Donald, Dubreton, Drouot & Sébastiani)...
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mk20336 replied the topic: #3799 4 years 10 months ago

The grey prussians are official white austrians ;)

Thanks, all is clear now! (indeed, it is much closer from Bavaria to Austria then Prussia :cheer: )
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #3793 4 years 10 months ago
The grey prussians are official white austrians ;)
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mk20336 replied the topic: #3792 4 years 10 months ago
I assume that grey units are standard Prussian ones?
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #3554 5 years 1 month ago
Small update:
• Wrede and MacDonald are Leaders of Honor
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #1655 6 years 11 months ago
Q: When get the French the 2VP for the Bridge?

A: If a Frech unit (not lone LDR) occupies the bridge hex, the British player gains immediately 2 Victory Banners.
As long as the unit remains on the objective hex it will count
as a British Victory Banner. If it moves off or is eliminated, it no longer
counts.
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #1612 7 years 1 week ago
The Bavarian use the Russian charts, except the LN and LT have 4
blocks (as shown on the scenario picture).

And no "Mother Russia" roll for the Bavarians ;)
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Grondeaux replied the topic: #1611 7 years 2 weeks ago
Is there a national unit characteristics chart for the Bavarians, showing the number of blocks per unit, dice per block,morale, etc.?
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #1610 7 years 2 weeks ago
Add Tags:

- Banners: 8
- Army: French
- Army: Allies (Austrian)
- Army: Allies (Bavarian)
- Years: Sixth Coalition
- Game Box: User Maps
- Special Rule: Temporary Victory Banner
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Grondeaux replied the topic: #1609 7 years 2 weeks ago
I think you should add a note that the light blue troops are Bayerkini's Bavarians, and include any special rules for using them. The scenario information at the right also indicates that the Allies are "Spanish," but the troops are Austrians and Bavarians. Looks like a good scenario, thanks!

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