MD16 Hanau (30 October 1813)
30 October 1813
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?
• Commander: Wrede
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 3 Tactician Cards)
• Commander: Napoleon
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 6 Tactician Cards)
• Move First
• 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
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
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