MD21 Altenburg (28 September 1813)
Altenburg - 28 September 1813
"The raid at Altenburg on 28 September 1813. was carried out by the Streifkorp under the command of Saxon General Johann von Thielmann commanding seven regiments of Cossacks, a squadron each of Saxon Hussars and Dragoons, and a detachment of Saxon Freikorps numbering about 1,500 cavalry.
The objective of the raid was to attempt harassment of the French lines of communication 25 miles (45 km) south of Leipzig shortly before the Battle of Leipzig.
Thielmann completely surprised and routed a larger force of French cavalry, including Cavalry of the Imperial Guard and a small force of 2nd Baden Infantry Regiment (Infanterie-Regiment No.2 ‘Markgraf Wilhelm’) nominally under the command of Lefebvre-Desnouettes numbering some 6,500.
The French, completely surprised, broke and fled from Altenburg losing a third of their number (2,100), in the process running over the Baden infantry which was taken prisoner despite attempting to resist. Thielmann's force lost about 200 in casualties."
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
• Commander: Johann von Thielmann
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 3 Tactician Cards)
• Move First
• Commander:Charles Lefebvre-Desnouettes
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 4 Tactician Cards)
Thielmann is a Leader of Honor
Mother Russia Roll is not in effect
Both streams are fordable
French Allies: Apply the french Line Infantry rules for the Baden Infantry (yellow-red stripes)
The French player’s hand size is reduced by one Command card for each banner lost. The cards lost are selected at random when each banner is lost. The French player’s hand size, once it reaches three cards, will not be reduced further.
The one attribute that is defIned is in the G,M&T card deck where cards that order leader+3 make that leader+4 when the leader is a leader of honor.