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603 Austerlitz (2 December 1805) Soult’s Center Attack

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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  83 %
Total plays 12 - Last reported by sharpe1812 on 2017-06-10 02:50:50

Austerlitz (2 December 1805) Soult’s Center Attack

Historical Background
Around 8:45 AM, believing that the Allied center had been sufficiently weakened, Napoleon summoned Soult to discuss an attack on the enemy lines atop Pratzen Heights. Stating, “One sharp blow and the war is over,” he ordered the assault to move forward at 9:00. Advancing through the morning fog, General Louis de Saint-Hilaire’s division attacked up the heights. That fog had kept them well hidden, and contributed to the Allied decision to send more troops from the center southward. Two Austrian brigades countered the movement, and were joined by units from the tail end of Kamensky’s Russian column that counter marched after seeing Hilaire’s troops advancing on the heights. The French were thrown back after bitter fighting, but regrouped and charged again and managed to capture the heights.
To their north, General Dominique Vandamme’s division defeated the Allied forces around Staré Vinohrady. Napoleon, moving his command post forward to the heights, ordered Bernadotte’s I Corps to join the assault on Vandamme’s left. Victory beckoned.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 6
Hill 16
Orchard 2
Town 1

 

Battle Notes

Allies Army
• Commander: Miloradovich & Kolowrat
• 4 Command Cards
• 2 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Heavy Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader   Line Infantry Grenadier Infantry Militia Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
4 1 3 1 1 2   4 1 4 1 2 2

French Army
• Commander: Soult
• 5 Command Cards
• 5 Tactician Cards
• Move First

  

Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
10 4 2 3 5

Victory
9 Banners

Special Rules
• The 8 hill hexes of Pratzen Heights, form a Temporary Majority Group Victory Banner worth 1 banner for the side that occupies an absolute majority at the start of the turn. The Allies start with 1 Victory Banner.
• The 5 hill hexes of Stare Vinohrady, form a Temporary Majority Group Victory Banner worth 1 banner for the side that occupies an absolute majority at the start of the turn.
• The village of Pratzen is a Temporary Victory Banner worth 1 banner to the side that occupies it at the start of the turn. The Allies start with 1 Victory Banner.
• No Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll.

Tags: Banners: 9, Army: Allies, Army: Austrian, Army: French, Army: Russian, Special Rule: Temporary VB (Turn Start), Special Rule: Temporary Majority VB (Turn Start), Expansion 6

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sharpe1812 replied the topic: #4817 3 months 5 days ago
Thanks, Mark. Mystery solved. I have only 14 Au Mi blocks with Au Expansion.
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #4791 3 months 2 weeks ago
Austrian Militia
3 units in Exp. 3
1 Unit in Exp. 6
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sharpe1812 replied the topic: #4789 3 months 2 weeks ago
Sorry...earlier post should say 4 AU militia.
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RiverWanderer replied the topic: #4784 3 months 2 weeks ago
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sharpe1812 replied the topic: #4783 3 months 2 weeks ago
Hi,

If I have the Austrian Army and Tactics Expansions, do I have enough stickers and blocks to put 3 Austrian MI units on map?

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