605 Austerlitz (2 December 1805) Russian Guardsmen
Austerlitz (2 December 1805) Russian Guardsmen
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?
• Commander: Constantine
• 5 Command Cards
• 2 Tactician Cards
• Move First
• Commander: Bessieres
• 5 Command Cards
• 4 Tactician Cards
• 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)