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504 Göhrde (18 September 1813)

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  44 %
Total plays 16 - Last reported by Bangla on 2017-09-29 14:21:45

Göhrde - 18 September 1813

Historical Background
Although still officially in a period of armistice, Napoleon had Oudinot and Davout in motion early August 1813. Davout halted his movement, however, after receiving word of Oudinot’s defeat at Grossbeeren. Weeks of skirmishing followed between Wallmoden’s corps and the French, until an Allied force crossed the Elbe to threaten Davout’s line of communications. Davout acted quickly and ordered General Pecheux with one brigade of infantry to clear the area. Fortunately for the Allies, they intercepted a courier with details of the movement. Wallmoden concentrated his polyglot corps and marched to overwhelm Pecheux’s small force. Pecheux reached Steinker Heights on the 18th and foolishly deployed for battle. Both of his French regiments bore veteran numbers, but were now composed mainly of young recruits. Wallmoden’s three columns, still marching into the area, were ordered to attack as they arrived. On the left, General von Arentschildt’s Russo-German Legion, moved toward Oldendorf. His men were mainly Prussians captured in Russia in 1812. Now uniformed and trained by the Russians, but paid for by Britain, they fought where the British dictated. General Lyon, in the center, advanced through the woods with his green Hanoverian volunteers along with a few veteran King’s German Legion units.
General Dörnberg’s cavalry, artillery and the British rockets were on the enemy’s left flank. The French defensive position on Steinker Hill proved too strong for the Allied piecemeal attacks and were easily repulsed. Around 4PM, Wallmoden’s entire force, now in position, was ordered to advance. The French, seeing the large body of infantry, supported by artillery, began to retreat. The British rockets spread terror through the French ranks, and the retreat became a rout.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 11
Hill 6
Town 4

 

Battle Notes

Allied Army (Prussian, Russian, British, Hanoverian*)
• Commander: Wallmoden
• 5 Command Cards
• 2 Tactician Cards
• Move First
* Use brown Portuguese blocks for Hanoverian units. Use the Portugese National Reference card for the Hanoverians with three exceptions: Line units retreat 2 hexes for each flag. Light infantry have 4 blocks.

 

Line Infantry Light Cavalry Rocket Battery Horse Artillery   Line Infantry Light Infantry General   Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Leader   Line Infantry Light Cavalry Cossacks Cavalry Horse Artillery Foot Artillery Line Infantry
1 1 1 1   4 1 1 - 2 2 2 2 - 3 1 2 1 1 1

 

French Army
• Commander: Pecheux
• 5 Command Cards
• 3 Tactician Cards

 

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery General
6 1 1 1 2 3

 

Victory
8 Banners

Special Rules
• The French player has 1 Temporary Victory Banner if the Allies do not occupy any hill hexes, at the start of the turn (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

• The Allied player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner at the start of the turn for each town hex occupied (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

• The Allied player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner at the start of the turn for each hill hex occupied (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)

Tags: Expansion 5, Banners: 8, Army: Allies, Army: French, Special Rule: Temporary VB (Turn Start)

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Bayernkini's Avatar
Bayernkini replied the topic: #3061 2 years 3 weeks ago
"Three" is a mistake
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #3060 2 years 3 weeks ago
"* Use brown Portuguese blocks for Hanoverian units. Use the Portugese National Reference card for the Hanoverians with three exceptions: Line units retreat 2 hexes for each flag. Light infantry have 4 blocks. "

I see only 2 exceptions, not 3. Is one missing, or is the three mistaken?
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #2797 2 years 4 months ago
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- Banners: 8
- Years: Sixth Coalition
- Army: French / Allies
- Game Box: Marshals&Tactician
- Special Rule:
Temporary Victory Banner; Hanoverian Infantry

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