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605 Austerlitz (2 December 1805) Russian Guardsmen

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.75 (2 Votes)
 40 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  60 %
Total plays 15 - Last reported by GG on 2017-09-27 23:52:01

Austerlitz (2 December 1805) Russian Guardsmen

Historical Background
Disaster looms! Two veteran French divisions have swept away those units left to guard the center of the Allied line. There remains only the Russian Guard in reserve to plug the gap, but they are superb troops. Their commander, Grand Duke Constantine, throws them headlong against the exposed flank of Vandamme’s division as it begins to pivot to the south. While Vandamme’s infantry throw back the Guard infantry with difficulty, the Guard cavalry overrun two battalions Vandamme had rushed to cover his flank. The doomed battalions bought time and disorganized the Guard cavalry, allowing Bernadotte to send a division and Napoleon to commit his own elite Guard cavalry. Though checked at first, soon the reinforcements and Grenadiers a’Cheval overpower the Russian Guards and the survivors retreat, pursued by Bernadotte’s troops. The Allied center is irretrievably gone.
Lannes contains the Allied right. Now Napoleon orders the final maneuver to surround and destroy the Allied left.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 10
Hill 13
Town 1

 

Battle Notes

Allies Army
• Commander: Constantine
• 5 Command Cards
• 2 Tactician Cards
• Move First

 

Guard Grenadier Infantry Guard Light Infantry Guard Light Cavalry Guard Heavy Cavalry Guard Foot Artillery Guard Horse Artillery Leader   Cuirassier Cavalry Leader
4 2 2 1 1 1 2   2 2

French Army
• Commander: Bessieres
• 5 Command Cards
• 4 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Light Infantry Cuirassier Cavalry Guard Light Cavalry Guard Heavy Cavalry Foot Artillery Guard Horse Artillery Leader
8 3 1 2 1 2 1 4

Victory
7 Banners

Special Rules
• The Allied player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner at the start of the turn for occupying the village of Blasowitz.
• No Pre-Battle Mother Russia Roll.

The setup shows 3 unit Russian Guard Light Cavalry, but there are only 2 units available (if you have the corresponding game boxes). Is this a mistake in scenario picture or is a unit missing in any game box?

It´s a mistake in the scenario picture. The Russian Guard Light Cavalry unit on the left side of the map should indeed be a Guard Light Infantry unit. There are therefore two Guard Light Infantry units in this section of the battlefield.
(Richard Borg: 2017 - 01 - 03)

Tags: Banners: 7, Army: Allies, Army: Austrian, Army: French, Army: Russian, Special Rule: Temporary VB (Turn Start), Expansion 6

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