Out on the far flank of Maréchal Macdonald's XI corps there has been a Cossack incursion into Bavaria.
Scraping out a few cavalry brigades and ordering Count Hogendorp to go out to cover the flank Maréchal Macdonald had the situation in at least a stalemate for a few days. Then the Cossacks got past the smaller number of brigades and began to threaten communications in the rear. A full division of cavalry was then dispatched, and once it arrived began looking for ways to attack the Cossacks...
|Cossack Colonel Bergmann|
This time the Cossacks had located near a township, with a number of hills to screen out the French artillery menace. Though perhaps the Cossacks had taken too much libation from the town the night before?
|a large township and hills were the only features to this battlefield|
|Bruno's Westphalian horse were part of the French allied contingent attacking Cossacks this day|
|even though they were outclassed the Cossacks were resolute in their defense|
|the Cossacks made maximum use of the hills to cover from French Artillery|
|start of turn 2|
|French Cavalry pushed forward hard|
|all effort to reach the Cossacks before they could flee|
|start of turn 3|
|Cossacks win a battle vs. Chasseurs|
|then loose one vs. Westphalian light horse|
|force of Chasseurs (in the center) is blown and disorderd - did not recover all battle (note the use of 'battle debris' as a marker for shaken and disorder along with a dismounted horse for 'blown' from a cavalry charge)|
|Start of turn 4|
|Cossack force in foreground did not rally, was shattered by Chasseurs|
|even though at 50% casualties the Cossack Division refused to yield|
|fire poured out from Wurrtemberg horse batteries on the hilltop|
|Hogendorp watches on from the distance as the 5th Light Cavalry Division sweep on to victory|
|some Chasseurs never managed to recover|
|Westphalian Light Horse go on to get the last kill before another flank force can arrive|
|Cossack Colonel Bergmann becomes a French prisoner|