304 Elchingen (14 October 1805)
Elchingen - 14 October 1805
After Mack’s failed breakout attempt, Napoleon ordered Ney to move to the north bank of the Danube and drive the Austrians out of Elchingen and back to Ulm. Riesch’s Austrian corps, after sparring with the French for control of the bridge at Elchingen, had pulled back from the river to the village and heights. Ney’s plan was to have his infantry strike straight at Elchingen, once the bridge was repaired, supported by Murat’s cavalry. At the same time, Malher would cross further east and sweep west. Villatte and his infantry led the attack into Elchingen and captured the Abbey. The Austrian cavalry counter attacked, but the French held the village and soon the French infantry and cavalry were pushing toward the heights. As Malher joined the attack, Riesch ordered the retreat back to Ulm. Soon afterward, Mack capitulated and the French mopped up most of the remaining Austrian forces, bringing the Ulm Campaign to a close.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
• Commander: Riesch
• 4 Command Cards
• Optional 3 Tactician Cards
• Commander: Ney
• 6 Command Cards
• Optional 4 Tactician Cards
• Move First
• The French player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner when a French unit occupies the Abbey at the start of the turn (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)
• The French player, at the start of the turn, gains 1 Victory Banner if the Austrians do not occupy any town hexes. As long as no Austrian units occupy any town hexes, the Victory Banner is retained (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)
• The French player, at the start of the turn, gains 1 Victory Banner if the Austrians do not occupy any hill hexes. As long as no Austrian units occupy any hill hexes, the Victory Banner is retained (Temporary Victory Banner Turn Start)
• The Danube River is impassable.