Thursday, December 13, 2012

Battle at Potsdam

Battle Map North to the top, French across in the south - Prussians coming from North and East
The First battle in the Leipzig Campaign playtest is set to go on the tabletop this weekend.

The French have crossed over the Spree River with elements of VII Corps, the Prussians are in position with 3rd Corps in Potsdam and 4th Corps and the Corps of the Oder nearby.

Check out the troops details on Campaign of Nations.

What sort of battle plan(s) would you use to hold open the bridgehead(s) for three days?

Will the Prussians be able to get 5 brigades defeated before they loose 9 brigades of their own?

Keep in mind that the Prussian forces are filled up with Landwher, while the French only have limited numbers of similar conscripts.

Order of Battle: (for Fast Play Grand Armee)

FRENCH
VII Corps Reynier

24th Div Lecoq  (on road 1/2 way from south bridge to north bridge)
Von Brause Brigade - Grenadier 7SP
Mellentin Brigade - Line 5SP 1Sk
Foot Artillery

25th Div von Sahr (on road 1/2 way from south bridge to north bridge)
von Bosch Brigade - Line 5SP 1Sk
von Ryssel Brigade - Line 5SP 1Sk
Foot Artillery

32nd Div Durutte  (arriving from south bridge turn 4)
Devaux Brigade - Line 5SP 1Sk
Jarry Brigade - Line 5SP 1Sk
Menu Brigade - Conscript 4 SP 1Sk
Foot Artillery

26t Light Cav Brigade Lindenau - Hussar 6SP  (arriving from south bridge turn 5)
Horse Arillery

VII Corps Artillery Reserve - Foot Artillery (arriving south bridge turn 4)

19th Light Cav Brigade Tolinski - Polish Uhlans 5SP  (at north bridge)
Horse Artillery


PRUSSIAN
3 Corps Bulow
(all on board at north edge)

3 Div Hessen-Homberg
Sicholm III Brigades:
Line 5SP  MX 2Sk
Reserve 5SP  1Sk
Landwher 4SP 1Sk
Foot Battery

4 Div Thumen

Line 5SP  MX 2Sk
Reserve 5SP  1Sk

5 Div Borstell

Reserve 5SP  1Sk
Landwher 4SP 1Sk

6 Div Krafft
Reserve 5SP  1Sk
Landwher 4SP 1Sk

Cavalry Reserve Oppen
Treskow Brigade Dragoon 5SP
Hobe Brigade Hussar 6SP
Malzahn Briagde Landwher Cav  4SP
Horse Battery

3 Corps Artillery Reserve
Foot Battery
Cossack Brigade 3SP

4 Corps  von Tauentzien (eligible wing commander)
(arriving from north east turn 4)

1 Div Dobschutz
Line 5SP  MX 2Sk
Reserve 5SP  1Sk
Landwher Cav  4SP

2 Div Lindenau
Landwher 4SP 1Sk
Landwher 4SP 1Sk
Landwher Cav  4SP

4 Corps Artillery Reserve
Foot Battery
English Horse Battery

Corps of the Oder von Wobster (eligible wing commander)
(arriving from north east turn 5)

Infantry Div von Plotz
Landwher 4SP 1Sk
Landwher 4SP 1Sk
Landwher 4SP 1Sk

Cavalry Brigade Jeanneret Landwher Cav  4SP


Game starts on turn 3 (near noon) as the French and Prussians have had to move into the area.



1 comment:

James Fisher, FINS said...

Go Reynier! Oh, that's right, I am supposed to be Francis aren't I....?!