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MD20 Amstetten (5 November 1805)

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Total plays 7 - Last reported by Bayernkini on 2017-06-04 18:10:51

Amstetten - 5 November 1805

Historical Background
The French army initially caught up the Russians around Enns, Austria roughly 50 km west of Amstetten and then again at Oed, which was 3 km west of Amstetten. Bagration decided to fend off the French Army at Amstetten and posted his infantry and cavalry atop the hills on both sides of the main road. The artillery was positioned on the main road for the best line of fire.
Murat led an initial charge with his cavalry escort of two squadrons against three Austrian cavalry regiments.
His troops were overwhelmed and forced to fall back. Murat's troops were then reinforced by Nicolas Oudinot’s grenadiers who were able to prevent Bagration’s advance and forced his line to retreat back into Amstetten.
Murat waited for the balance of his column to arrive with Lannes. Lannes was ordered to move against positions held by Bagration and proceeded to attack. Bagration requested reinforcements and was then joined by Miloradovich and his force. As the battle persisted, The Russian Jägers were forced to fall back and a further attack upon Amsetten routed a Grenz infantry battalion. The battle dwindled down by nightfall.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 22
Town 3

 

Battle Notes

Allies Army
• Commander: Kienmayer / Bagration
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 4 Tactician Cards)

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Light Cavalry Militia Cossack Cavalry Foot Artillery Horse Artillery Leader   Grenzer Light Cavalry Cuirassier Cavalry Leader
2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1   4  2  1 2

French Army
• Commander: Murat / Lannes
• (Optional 5 Tactician Cards)
• 5 Command Cards
• Move First

 

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery Horse Artillery Leader
2 5 4 5 1 1 5

 

Victory
7 Banners

Special Rules

Bagration is a Leader of Honor

Mother Russia Roll is not in effect

Russian Reinforcement Force: Place a Russian Leader Block (on Vassal use green Star) on the Allies left corner edge, which represents a Russian Reinforcement Force.
The Allies player advances the leader block one hex along the Allies baseline toward Amstetten each time a Scout or Leadership Command card is played by either side.
When the block is moved onto first hex of Amstetten, the Russian player will immediately gain three Victory Banners (and the marker is removed). The Block representing the flanking force cannot be eliminated and its movement is not stopped when units or leaders occupy a baseline hex.

Tags: Banners: 7, Army: Allies, Army: Austrian, Army: French, Army: Russian, Special Rule: Reinforcements, Special Rule: Permanent VB, Unofficial

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Waterloo-Simon's Avatar
Waterloo-Simon replied the topic: #4990 1 year 4 months ago
Any idea re the rules as they stand re Leaders of Honour and where I can find out the list of such leaders?

Thanks
Bayernkini's Avatar
Bayernkini replied the topic: #4989 1 year 4 months ago

Is there an expansion 7 coming?


This should happen in future indeed, whenever this will be B)
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Waterloo-Simon replied the topic: #4987 1 year 4 months ago
Where are the list of Leaders of Honour? The expansion 5 referred to these being explained in a later expansion (6?) but I cannot recall seeing anything. Is there an expansion 7 coming?
RiverWanderer replied the topic: #4984 1 year 4 months ago
"Leader of Honor" Is a concept relevant if you are using the card deck supplied with expansion #5.
It allows such a leader to order an extra unit when playing a Take Command card.
Details on card.
Michał-Wasil replied the topic: #4983 1 year 4 months ago
What does "Leader of Honor" mean in the terms of game?
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #3560 2 years 10 months ago
Small update:
• Bagration is a Leader of Honor

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