Mariazell - 8 November 1805
Von Merveldt’s small corps had escaped capture at Ulm, and was attached to Kutusov’s retreating Russians, when he received orders from the Austrian High Command to march to Styria to aid Archduke John’s army. Realizing too late he had marched straight towards the advancing French, he turned to retrace his steps. With Davout’s advance guard under the command of Heudelet de Bierre hot on his heels, Merveldt opted to make a stand at Mariazell. Taking advantage of the natural terrain in the area his worn out infantry waited for the French.
Bierre, wasting no time, attacked with the French lights in the center and his light cavalry to the south of the village. The French cavalry attack broke through forcing many Austrians to surrender.
The Austrian Grenzers counter attacked out of the woods, but failed to capture the French artillery. Mervildt’s Austrians, after a brief struggle, routed.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
• Commander: Von Merveldt
• 4 Command Cards
• Optional 2 Tactician Cards
• Commander: de Bierre
• 5 Command Cards
• Optional 4 Tactician Cards
• Move First