Thursday, 16 August 2018

Napoleonic game circa 1813.

Played out on a table measuring 24' x 6.5' we saw the French up against a combined force of Prussians and Russians. Well...I say French. In fact the majority (2/3rds)  of infantry were Bavarian and Polish. About 2,500 figures approx....

The French had to defend 3 villages.


MOVES 1-2. 

The omens looked bleak for the French from the start. Their 1st Cavalry brigade made up of line lancers and attached HA decided that their exposed position on top of the large hill was not worth retaining and turned about and headed for safety. Unfortunately the Allied artillery still had time to unlimber and get off a few shots which resulted in 3 hits and nothing to show for it.
Russian Hussars prepare to move against the
French 1st cavalry brigade which turned and fled.
French heavy cavalry division made up of the
3rd (Cuirassier) and 11th (Dragoon) brigades.

Equally frustrating was a bounce through shot through the central village and into the French heavy cavalry Division sitting quietly to the rear. One hit on the Cuirassiers.
The central village occupied by the Polish 1st Brigade with supporting cavalry.

The Prussian 5th and 6th brigades, their lead battalions in line, moved towards the central village held by the Polish 1st Brigade.
5th and 6th Prussian infantry brigades start to move forward towards
 the central village. Polish infantry in line can be seen in the
distance defending the cemetery wall.

The Russian 5th and 6th Brigades move towards their objective.
Russian Guard infantry are in the extreme distance. 
On the left, the Russian 5th and 6th brigade moved towards the village held by the Polish 2nd brigade. Luckily for the French, the off table 6th brigade rolled a 7 and was allowed entry on the "right" side of the stream allowing them to re-enforce the village. Half of the French 9th Brigade moved across the stream to help also....while the remainder (and notably the artillery) moved towards the bridge between the woods.
The 9th French infantry brigade with the
10th French cavalry brigade made up of line lancers. 
 In the Bavarian sector Prussian infantry tried and failed 
to oust a jaeger battalion of the 1st Bavarian brigade
 from the forward most building on move 1. 
The 1st and 2nd Prussian cavalry brigades look on as
 the Prussian infantry move towards the Bavarians.
The Prussians attempted to take the building on move one.


The 2nd Bavarian brigade attempts to cross the river. Their artillery unlimbered
 this side of the river to the right beside the swamp.

MOVES 3-5

The Bavarians succeeded in getting their 2nd Infantry brigade across the river (protected by two battalions in square) and were able to re-enforce their colleagues in the village. The French 6th cavalry brigade moved down towards the bridge where they faced off across the river to the Prussian cavalry staring at them beyond. The Bavarian foot artillery in the redoubt on the hill and more importantly the 6lb battery belonging to the Bavarian 2nd brigade (which unlimbered along the river line) started to cause significant Prussian casualties.

Bavarian 12lb battery causing Prussian casualties
 as they approach the village.

Just when the French centre was looking at its most perilous the Prussian commander threw a series of poor brigade test dice and both the 5th and 6th infantry brigades were halted. Taking more punishment from the guns, they were soon falling back.

A large cavalry action ensued around the large hill, but Allied strength in numbers was always going to make this an uneven contest.

On the other flank, The Russian infantry were also halted just outside the village, largely from enfilade fire from the French battery the other side of the stream. This made the approach to the village a killing ground. The 5th Russian brigade suffering 50% casualties but not before they succeeded in knocking out the defending Polish battery.

Careful positioning of this battery made the Russian attempts
 to take their village extremely difficult. The Russian (7th) Cossack brigade
 decided towards the end to place themselves in harms
 way (just visible) to allow the infantry and free passage forward.

MOVES 7-12

Thrown back in all sectors, the Allies re-grouped. The French would have tried to take advantage by pursuing but lack of cavalry made this impossible. So the Allies were permitted to withdraw unmolested and then two things happened. First the Prussian and Russian 7th brigades (Guard) advanced at an oblique angle on the central and left villages. Also, their artillery now had a clearer field of view and time to unlimber and pour devastating fire into all three villages. So while the French had re-buffed the first assault the defending French brigades were now looking very weary. The 1st Polish brigade was on its last legs in the central village and by the end the last battalion surrender, having been surrounded by Prussian Guard units. The Bavarians held on well, but faced with a line of Prussian batteries, the writing was on the wall for them too.
Russian cavalry. 

The Russian Guard's approach was checked for a while by the re-positioned French 1st Cavalry brigade but once Russian jaegers infiltrated the wood the French had to move on. The Russian Guard broke square and moved towards the village.
Russian Guard infantry approaching the village,
defended by the Polish 2nd brigade, from the right. 

So a points victory for the Allies. Whilst they had not taken all 3 villages they would have done so eventually. The Allies only had one brigade totally destroyed and that was the 4th Prussian cavalry brigade made up of two Prussian Cuirassier regiments. The French meanwhile lost both hills and had the 1st Polish infantry brigade wiped out as well as the 3rd, 5th and 11th cavalry brigades. All their centrally placed cavalry in fact.
The central village in the hands of the victorious Prussian Guard. 

Prussian guns line up against the Bavarians.
The 6th French cavalry brigade supporting the Bavarians in the village.
Prussian infantry waiting for the Bavarians to break.
Great game. Excellent play by the French commanders on the flanks in preserving their forces as best they could. The hardest task was for the commander of the Polish 1st Brigade and they held on till virtually the end. Just when the game looking to be in the grasp of the French early on, the Allies were able to re-organise, bring up both their superior artillery and Guard infantry, and turn the tide.

Thank you to all that came along.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Napoleonic game due on August 12th

A made up scenario, bearing a slight resemblance to Lutzen, but only in a vague way.

A French Corps has been taken by surprise by an Allied pre-emptive attack. 3 French Divisions quickly attempt to concentrate their forces and defend 3 key villages against a Russo-Prussian force.

On the extreme left is a Bavarian brigade which will already be in action against Prussian units from move 1. The 2nd Bavarian infantry brigade is rushing to its aid, but will be in the process of crossing a bridge (over a river) and may have problems deploying. In the centre and right are two Polish brigades, quite far apart from each other. The Polish Divisional commander may not be able to support both his brigades at once. The table will be 24' x 6'. Both Polish brigades will have to sustain the full force of the Allied attack but a French Infantry Division of two brigades will be moving to help their comrades. Part of this force will need to cross a stream, while the other will dice to see which side of the stream they will appear on. There is a forward French cavalry brigade (with HA) sitting on the hill in a forward position. They will need to decide quickly whether to launch an attack early on, or withdraw to safety.

The French force will have a mixture of 0 and -1 for the Bavarian line infantry while the Bavarian light infantry will be classified as +1. The Poles will all be classified as +1. The French Division will be a mixture of -1, 0, and +1. Approx French numbers will be roughly 1,000.

The Allies will have 8 Infantry brigades. All will be a mixture of -1, 0 and +1. Two of these brigades will be +2 (Guard). The Prussian Guard's brigade will initially be off table, while the Russian Guards brigade, also rated as +2, is located to the rear right of the large hill, sandwiched between cavalry. Numbers will be approx 1,500 and will outnumber the French in infantry, cavalry and artillery.

The Allied objective is to take all three villages and the French objective is to prevent them doing so.
1 point per building and 1 point per hill (two of) and -1 for each brigade destroyed.

We have 7 players attending....3 for the French and 4 for the Allies. Players will choose sides on arrival and I will be allocated whichever side is lacking a player. The scenario maker can't be allowed to choose sides! Then we will allocate brigade commander ratings:
 (-1 x 2, +1 x 2, and +2 x 2, with remainder being 0)

Should be fun. Photos to follow.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Bavarian artillery 1813. 20mm.

Finally finished a 12lb and 6 lb artillery batteries for the Bavarian Division.

The snag with the SHQ 20mm figures is that the pack come in 4 poses only. The inclusion, therefore, of a dozen Franznap artillery figures seem to blend in well. 5 figures per foot gun.
Movement trays for the limbers still to do.



The artillery riders were achieved using Franznap French artillery riders in greatcoats, chopping their heads off and swopping with SHQ's Bavarian infantry heads. The horse and traces were all Art M. I think the limbers were SHQ (British?) I used twisted staples (!!) as the arm rests. The two chaps sitting on the limber were from Franznap. The caisson was an Austrian one from Art M.

looking at the pictures, I may have to paint the epaulettes?? Some seem to be missing.

Likely to be in action on August 12th for a made up game.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Leipzig 1813

With just over 7,000 20mm figures on tables spanning 24 feet by 21 feet in a horseshoe, this was going to require significant planning, which commenced in September last year.

Photos and OOB follow.

By the third attempt and having read Digby Smith's account twice I had a better idea than before. But how to produce a game that might both work and be enjoyable was always going to be a challenge.

French deployment. Majority of reserve units
 were in the southern concentration area. Bertrand, Souham and
Arrighi composed the northern reserve. Delmas's location was
 unknown to both sides.

French deployment would be easier than the Allies as French troops
 were 1,800 yards behind the French front line according to Digby Smith.

Allied forces in the north would march onto the table on a given move. Reserves
 in the south could choose but deployment would be slower. Platov was on the extreme flank.

Allied deployment options. 
Getting set up.

Adding the scenery

French reserve south

French reserve north

Prussian and Russian units due in the Mockern sector

Allied units due to come on in the south

More allied units due to come on in the south.
Allied reserves were plentiful.

Klenau nearest. Cutting out unit tabs in the
middle with Mockern furthest.

In 1813 Austrian skirmishers found a crossing point into Mockern.
 Would the Allies spot it, and if so, would they be able to use it?


DAY 1.

In the north Prussian tactics focused on bringing up their 12lbs guns and hammering Mockern into submission before attempting any assault. Prussian and Russian cavalry attacks proved disastrous against the power of the French artillery. Russian infantry found it difficult to deploy given the congestion. So Allied superiority in numbers never really manifested itself given the log jam of limbers and caissons. Marmont succeeded in holding his position but each of his three divisions (we scaled everything down so these became referred to as brigades) were badly mauled by the end of day one. Dombrowski also held but neither would hold on for long without support and this was initially provided by Bertrand.
The Allies did spot the crossing point, but Gyulai's forces were never in a position to exploit it.

Arrighi's cavalry and the whole of Souham's Corps was sent to Lindenhau. I think safeguarding Lindenhau from the Austrians could have been achieved without the cavalry so Arrighi could have been used elsewhere. Gyulai attempted to go round Lindenhau and try to attack from more than one rather predictable direction. A jaeger battalion took one of the 5 buildings but were soon thrown out.

In the south-west Merveldt and Leichtenstein had a dual problem. The swamps and woods up towards Connewitz would make any approach difficult but where else to attack? The only other option was to transfer troops across the river via Crobern and help Kleist the other side of the river. This was done immediately but the commander conceded that by sending no threat to Dolitz and Connewitz it allowed the French to focus on rebuffing Kleist. So the three battalions of jaegers and skirmishers were all sent east which left significant cavalry reserves stranded. One can see how frustrating this must have been for the Austrians in 1813 but to attempt to break through in the Connewitz/Dolitz sector, which was Schwarzenberg's plan, was never going to work and the commander on the day recognised this and drew up an alternative plan.

Kleist, Eugen W├╝rttemberg, Gortchakov and Klenau all launched their respective attacks against Markkleberg, Wachau, Lieberwolkwitz, and the Kolmberg hill respectively. Kleist made steady progress freeing up space to the rear in Crobern and succeeded in taking Markkleberg. Eugen Wurtemberg managed to get into the wood to the southern edge of Wachau by ejecting the French light infantry battalion holding it and put significant pressure on Victor. Victor's Corps (brigade) was large with 9 battalions and a foot battery taking both days to whittle down and by the very end it still existed....but only just. Gortchakov started banging on the door of Lieberwolkwitz and took one of the buildings at bayonet point but was soon thrown out by Lauriston's troops. However, a combination of French cavalry attacks (Bordesouelle's heavy cavalry) and Gortchakov throwing a 2 on 10 out 12 combats largely decided his fate. The Allied thrust, just as it did in 1813, was beginning to run out of steam. Klenau strolled across the open country towards the Kolmberg and managed to get artillery on top. What the Allies did not know was that French reluctance to put up a fight in this sector was not down to incompetence, but simply that MacDonald's Corps was not due to arrive until moves 4 and 5. Klenau's advance came to an abrupt halt and began to falter. The distances between the respective Allied columns meant they could not support each other and the Allied line from Wachau to the Kolmberg began to fall apart. The Allied reserves (Prussiand and Russian Guard units were mobilised immediately but took too long to reach the front line to help the initial assault and would have to wait to Day 2 and moves 11-18 to make an impact.

By the end of Day 1, Marmont's Corps was in poor shape but there were still no Prussians in Mockern. Delmas had not appeared but French discussion resulted in both Curial and Friant's divisions being assigned to the north. Marmot was relieved. Without their help he would surely fail. Gyulai found himself outnumbered but one could argue he had done his job by diverting significant French units away from other sectors.

In the South-west Austrian cavalry units were probing the river crossing points but it was not until the artillery arrived that the pendulum began to change. Kleist held Markkleberg but Eugen Wurtemberg and Gortchakov ceased to exist. Klenau was also a spent force but losses by the commander there had been placed on the wrong commander which didn't help his cause. Austrian grenadiers were mobilised overnight to support a counter attack by Klenau and Platov's Cossacks joined in the fun.

Behind Wachau and Leiberwolkwitz both Mortier and Oudinot respectively moved up to support Victor and Lauriston. With no Old Guard in this sector that was it for the French. They did have help from 2 out of the 3 Guard cavalry brigades made available overnight.

Poniatowski and Augereau's position had a charmed life for Day 1 but life would be very different on Day 2. If only MacDonald could take advantage of the faltering Klenau but without cavalry reserves this would prove impossible.

DAY 2.

Having deployed the remaining reserves it looked positive for both Marmont and the French holding Lindenhau but the southern sector could still go the Allied way. But would it?

Old Guard units steamed through Gohlis to the front line and replaced mauled units in Mockern. The Prussians  were by now a spent force and the Russians did not have the width of space to get around Dombrowski. Delmas's arrival towards the end secured the survival of Dombrowski. Marmont's Corps virtually ceased to exist but it mattered little. Mockern had been held. Guylai's force was eventually routed and Hecht's cavalry fell back. The French held Lindenhau where significant victory points were placed.

But Augereau and Victor were on their last legs and Mortier was desperately trying to prevent Prussian Guard infantry from taking Wachau. If the game had continued it seems likely that the French might have crumbled in this theatre of the battle. Merveldt/Liechtenstein were on the verge of storming across both bridges at Connewitz and Dolitz as their superior artillery eventually found their range. Kleist's Corps was also in special measures but Austrian jaegers would secure the position just east of Markkleberg. Russian and Prussian Guard infantry made headway in Wachau but Lieberwolkwitz rarely looked threatened on Day 2. Gortchakov came closest but he and Pahlen's cavalry were no more.

Russian Guard cavalry made a valiant effort to strive forward towards Leiberwolkwitz but was attacked in the flank and destroyed by French heavy cavalry. Without cavalry support Raievski's Russian Guard which included the Pavlov Grenadiers were pinned in square and spent most of day 2 immobile. Most of the Allied cavalry was stuck in the Markkleberg/Wachau area and simply unable to re-deploy. By the end 6 whole Allied cavalry regiments (3 brigades effectively) were totally undamaged.

Greater freedom of movement could be found further east however. MacDonald could not build on his successes of day 1 and Klenau's revitalised Corps together with Platov's cossacks and Austrian grenadiers in rear support made life for MacDonald difficult but MacDonald succeeded in a fighting withdrawal with practically no cavalry to assist. By the end the Kolmberg was being contested yet again...

So strategically the French had failed to beat the Allies in the south and perhaps as umpire this was what should have been set as a task. However, it was the victory conditions that the French focused on, laid out at the beginning:

1 point for every building.
3 bonus points for holding all 5 buildings in Lindenhau.
1 point for each hill.
(-)1 point  for each brigade destroyed.

Result: The Allies lost 14 whole brigades. (60 infantry units and 28 cavalry units). Total 3 points.
           The French lost 7 whole brigades. (35 infantry units and 12 cavalry units). Total 12 points.

Losses in Mockern being particularly severe.

So a French victory but if we had continued the Allies would probably have prevailed in the south. Excellent fun and funnily enough large parts of the game mirrored what happened on the 16th October 1813.

The figures used were predominantly Art Miniaturen,  Newline, some Hagen, some Franznap and a few plastic Zvedza (Saxon heavy cavalry), Revell and even Airfix (Russian jaeger battalion) Maverick Models supplied many of the newer French line and light infantry and Italian flags.

Souham's Corps and Arrighi's cavalry prepare to help Lindenhau.

Lindenhau

Arrighi.

Sebastiani's cavalry start to appear to confront the
 Austrians taking the Kolmberg.

Mockern

Austrian guns.

MacDonald takes on the Austrians.

French infantry confront Prussians from moving further north.

Dombrowski's defence north east of Mockern

Allied congestion at Mockern

Mockern

Guylai


Oudinot's Young Guard

French artillery move onto the heights.

Mockern sector

Old Guard re-enforce Marmont.

Russians and Prussians trying to find space in Mockern.

Mamelouk scouts checking for enemy activity.

Lindenhau

Merveldt moving north towards Dolitz

Austrian cavalry

Liechtenstein's advance jaegers, having crossed the bridge,
move to help Kleist.

Prussian and Russian cavalry in the Markkleberg/ Wachau sector.

Prussians (top) alongside Russians.


Austrian grenadiers

Klenau's Austrians.



Russian Guard cavalry reserve. 

Russian Guard infantry form square.

Prussian Guard de Corps

Prussian Guard infantry rushing to to the front line.

Allied cavalry line up opposite Wachau.

Austrians crossing the bridge at Crobern

Russian and Prussian artillery in action opposite Wachau


Lindenhau

Mockern

Mockern

Old Guard move to help Marmont.

Lindenhau

Krakus Cossacks in the foreground. 

Victor's Corps taken damage.

Allied cavalry and guns.

Young Guard move to help Lauriston.


The moment Prussian jaegers realise they may have moved a bit too far.
Polish lancers  await their prey.

Platov's cossacks appear.


Dolitz and Markkleberg.

Prussian and Russian cavalry seen in the
distance moving north past Wachau.








Mockern towards the end. Still in French hands.

Old G foot battery.



Delmas finally appears.

Russian foot battery








Prussian cavalry taking up a lot of space.

Russian heavy cavalry.


Kleist and Merveldt. The latter avoided capture this time.




Quick word on the rules. The rules are homegrown and have developed slowly over the last 10 years. By and large they appear to have been well received. Taking two moves to form square from line formation does not make sense when you compare one move to certain amount of time. However, the moment one tries to align time, space, frontages etc you end up in a massive pickle. 
The initiative rule genuinely produced some excitement amongst players, desperate to move first and avoid enemy cavalry cascading down on their vulnerable infantry so this element really does seem to reflect the attack and counter attack that was part of the Napoleonic menu. 
The number of infantry units caught not in square was a handful only. Two French line infantry battalions under Augereau's command were caught not in square when Prussian cavalry charged through to the west of Wachau. One was annihilated and a further unit also destroyed in the subsequent breakthrough. A second breakthrough was not achieved after the cavalry ran out of steam and retired blown. The other French unit needed to score an 8 (1D8) and the cavalry needed a 1 if the cavalry attack was to fail. Well...sure enough, that is what happened. 

The brigade test took time but is a very effective method in preventing commanders just doing what they want, when they want. This aspect of the game reflects well the command and control. Generally speaking, if your brigade has a poor commander, is out of range from any higher command (60cm), is not moving forward, suffers casualties, and is under artillery fire, then you need to roll VERY high to compensate. If the brigade has lost 4 out of 6 units (-4) then even rolling high may not be high enough!



LEIPZIG 16th October 1813.                            Played at HCF on 9th/10th June 2018.

PLAYERS OOB.
FRANCE
CORPS COMMANDER
CORPS
Oct 16th 1813 strength
DIV
COM
Code/ Brig. rating
BRIGADE COM.  NOC= No overall command
R
Deployed (D) / Res /due on Move ? 
Ratio of 70:1.
 /24 = no of inf bns.
( / 32 for Austrian inf.)
Or /16 = no of regts for the cavalry.
Very rough guide!!
Southern sector infantry.








Napoleon/ Murat/ Guard res








Friant
Old G
5,000
n/a
Inf 1A
+2
Friant.
NOC (No overall command)
+1
Res/off table. No move before move 5.
3 bns. Old G.
+ 1 FT batt.
Curial
Middle G
5,000
n/a
Inf 1B
+2
Curial.
NOC
+1
Res/off table. No move before move 4
3 bns. Middle G
+ 1 FT batt.
Oudinot
Young Guard
11,000
n/a
Inf 2
+1
Oudinot.
David Burden.
+1
Res/off table
6  bns. Y Grd + 1 FT batt
Mortier
Young Guard
11,000
n/a
Inf 3
+1
Mortier
Adrian Francis
+1
Res/off table
6  bns. Y Grd
Poniatowski
VIII Corps (Polish)

7,000
n/a
Inf 4
+1
Poniatowski
Mike Irvin
+2
D
5 bns. 1 Polish FT batt.
Incl 1 French bn (Lefol) at Connewitz
Augereau
IX Corps

8,000
n/a
Inf 5
-1
Augereau
Mike Irvin
0
D
5 bns.
Victor
II Corps

15,000
n/a
Inf 6
0
Victor.
Bob Robertson

+1
D
9 battalions. 1 FT batt
Lauriston
V Corps

12,000
n/a
Inf 7
0
Lauriston.
Bill Scott

+1
D
7 bns.  1 FT batt




Cav
12
0
Dermoncourt.
Bill Scott
0
D
2 regts. 1 line chasseur and 1 line lancer.
MacDonald
XI Corps

20,000
MacDonald
Inf 8
0
Gerard.
 Marc Flack
+1
NE flank. Due move 4
6 bns. 3 Italian and 3 French. 1 FT batt (Italian)




Inf 9
0
Charpentier.
Marc Flack
0
NE flank. Due move 5
6 bns, (4 line and 2 Light) + 1 FT batt


Southern sector cavalry








Latour-Maubourg
I Corps
8,000
Latour- Maubourg
Cav 1
  0
Berckheim.
 NOC
0
Res/off table
3 regts.
 2 x  Line lancers, line chasseurs




Cav 2
+2
Bordesouelle.
 NOC

0
Res/off table
3 regts. 1 regt of Saxon Cuirassiers and 2 regts French Cuirassiers. + 1 batt HA (Saxon)
Sebastiani
II Corps

4,000
n/a
Cav 3
0
Sebastiani.
Marc Flack
+1
 Flank. Due on move 4
3 regts.1 Carabinier. 1 Cuirassier. 1 light cav regt.
 1 HA batt
Kellerman (ill)
Sokolnicki

iV Corps
2,000
n/a
Cav 4
0
Sokolnicki
Mike Irvin
0
D
2 regts. 1 Polish Cuirassier regt and  Krakus Cossacks.
Pajol

V Corps
4,000
Pajol

Cav 5
+1
Milhaud (Spanish Dragoons)
Adrian Francis
+1
D
2 regts. 2 Dragoon regts + 1 HA batt.





Cav 6
0
Heritier
Adrian Francis

-1
D
2 regts. 1 Dragoon regt and 1 horse chasseur
Nansouty
Guard Cav
7,000
Nansouty

Cav 7
+2
D’Ornano. NOC
0
Res/off table
2 regts plus 1 HA. Empress Dragoons,
1st Eclaireur.




Cav 8
+2
Lefebvre-Desnouettes. NOC

+1
Res / off table
2 Regts. 1st Polish lancers,
chasseurs a cheval.




Cav 9
+2
Walther. NOC

0
Res/off table
2 regts. Plus 1 HA. Horse Grenadiers, 2nd Eclaireur.
Northern sector (Mockern) NEY








Marmont
VI Corps

20,000
Marmont









Inf 10
0
Compans. James Adams
+1
D. Rear of Mockern
4 bns (1 light)




Inf 11
+1
Lagrange.
 James Adams
+1
D in Mockern
4 bns. (2 bns naval artillery and the 37th Legere bn) + 1 FT batt 12 lb. Option to place 1 or 2 bns forward in Wahren.




Inf 12
0
Fredrichs. 
James Adams
0
D to the east of M
4 bns. 1 FT batt.




Cav 10
0
Lorge
 James Adams
-1
D
3 regts. 2 regts line chasseurs. 2nd Hussars. plus 1 HA batt


27th Div

Inf 13
+1
Dombrowski (in Widderitz)
Paul Hays
+1
D
2 bns. 1 Polish FT batt. Option to deploy 1 bn forward in Klein W.


 5,000
9th Div Souham

Inf 14
0
 Delmas (independent command) NOC
0
Off table. Location unknown.
3 bns French line. Lots of baggage.+ 10th Hussars.(red collar)

Central / N sector.








Souham/

III Corps
10,000
Souham

Inf 15A
0
Brayer.
Paul Hays
0
Res in Leipzig off table
4 battalions. (1 light)
1 FT batt




Inf 15B
0
Rickard.
Paul Hays
0
Res in Leipzig off table
4 bns. (2 conscript)


4,800
n/a
Inf
16
0
Margaron 
(leipzig garrison) Paul Hays
0
D in Lindenhau
3 bns. French line. + 1 FT batt.
Bertrand/
IV Corps
10,000
n/a
Inf 17
0
Bertrand
Tim Cull
+1
Res Leipzig/ off table
 6 battalions. 3 bns Italians 2 bns French line, 1 French light.  1 FT batt
Arrighi

III Corps
5,000
n/a
Cav 11
0
Arrighi.
Tim Cull
0
Res Leipzig off table
3 regts. 1st Hussars (blue collar), 2 Dragoon regts. 1 HA batt








TOTAL








90 bns. 30 regts cav. 14 FT batts. 7 HA batts.









BLUCHER (ARMY OF SILESIA) Northern sector








Yorck
I Corps
20,000
Yorck









Inf 1
0
von Hiller. 
Karl Grover
0
D adv guard.
4 bns. (1 jaeger bn)




Cav 1
0
Katzeler.
 Juan Amador
0
D to the rear of Inf 3.
3 regts. Silesian H and E Pr Nat Cav.+ Silesian Landwehr + 1 HA batt




Inf 2
0
Steinmetz. 
Karl Grover
+1
Arrives move 2.
D to the rear of M-S
4 bns.(1 jaeger)
1 FT batt




Inf 3
0
Prinz Mecklembourg- Strelitz. 
Karl Grover
0
D in support of adv guard.
4 bns  (1 jaeger)
1 FT batt.




Inf 4
0
Horn.
Karl Grover
-1
Arrives  move  3.NE of Mockern
4 bns.





Inf 5
0
Huenerbein.  Karl Grover

0
Arrives  move 3. NE of Mockern
4 bns. 1 FT batt(12 lbs)



Reserve
Jurgass
Cav 2
0
Donnersmark
Juan Amador
+1
Arrives  move 2
3 regts. ( 1 Dragoon and  1 Hussar and1 Landwehr) + 1 HA batt




Cav 3
0
Von Bieberstein Juan Amador
-1
Arrives move 3
3 regts. 1 Dragoon and 2 Landwehr.
Langeron

29,000







VIII Corps

Langeron
Inf 1
0
St Priest.
Mike Baker
+1
Arrives move 6
5 bns. (1 jaeger). 2 conscript

IX Corps



Inf 2
0
Olsufiev.
Mike Baker
0
Arrives  move 2
4 bns (1 jaeger)




Inf 3
0
Kaptzevich.
Mike Baker
0
D
4 bns. (1 jaeger) 2 conscript.
+ 1 FT batt.




Cav 1
0
Korff.
Dan Tomlinson

0
Arrives move 2
2 regts. 1 HA. 1 Dragoon. 1 Uhlan. + 1 HA batt




Cav 2
0
Vasilchikov.
 Dan Tomlinson

-1
Arrives  move 3
2 regts. 1 Dragoon 1 Hussar.
Sacken
XI Corps


Inf 4
0
Sacken.
Mike Baker
+1
Arrives  day 2
6 bns. 1 FT batt









Western and SW sector








Gyulai
III Corps
15,000

Inf 1
0
Gyulai
Dave Mott
0
Part deployed. 3 bns arrive move 2.
6 bns.2 line bns. (2 bns of Jaegers, 2 bns Grenzers) 1 FT battery. (12 lbs)




Cav 1
0
Hecht
Dave Mott
0
D
2 regts. 1 Hussar, 1 Uhlan.
Liechenstein
Lt Div
6,000

Inf 2
0
Liechtenstein
Nike Goddard
0
D
3 bns. (3 jaeger bns)




Cav 2
0
Sorenberg
Nick Goddard.
0
D
2 regts. 1 Dragoon, 1 Cheveuxleger.
Merveldt
II Corps
6,000

Inf 3
0
Merveldt
Nick Goddard
-1
Arrives move 3
3 bns. 2 Grenzer bns. 1 FT Batt. (12 lbs.)
Southern sector.
Schwar-zenberg. Wittgenstein




Matthew Bennett and Patrick Lees due Sunday.



Kliest
II Corps
9,000

Inf 6
0
Kleist. 
Richard Poynter
+1
D
6 bns. (1 jaeger bn) incl: Von Helfreich Russian brigade  represented by 1 bn of Russian line and 1 Russian jaeger bn)
1 FT batt.














Cav 4
+1
Von Roder
 Richard Poynter
0
D
3 regts. East Prussian Cuirassiers. 1 Silesian Landwehr+ 1 HA batt
Eugen Wurttemberg
I Corps
10,000

Inf 5
0
Eugen von W├╝rttemberg
Mark Trowell
+1
D
6 bns. 1 jaeger (von Klux’s 9th brigade: represented by 1 Prussian bn of line and 1 bn of Silesian landwehr) 1 FT batt (Ru)
Gortchakov
II Corps
9,000

Inf 6
0
Gortchakov.
Mark Trowell
0
D
6 bns. (Von Pirch’s 10th Prussian brigade represented by 1 Prussian line bn and 1 Silesian landwehr bn) +1 FT batt.(Ru)
Klenau
IV Corps
30,000









Klenau
Inf 4
0
Von Mohr
Rob Wingrave
+1
D
5 bns. (2 Grenzer bns)
 + 1 FT batt. (12 lbs)




Cav 3
0
Von Baumgarten
Rob Wingrave
0
D
2 regts. 1 Hussar, 1 Cheveuxleger.




Inf 5
0
Hohenlohe-Bartenstein.
Rob Wingrave
0
D
5 bns. (1 jaeger bn)   + FT batt.




Inf 6
0
Mayer
Rob Wingrave
-1
D
4 bns




Cav 4
+1
Desfours.
Rob Wingrave
0
D
3 regts. 1 Cuirassier. 1 Dragoon, 1 Cheveuxleger. 1 HA batt.
Pahlen

4,000

Cav 3
0
Pahlen
Rob Wingrave
0
D south of Leib/witz
4 regts cav. (Grodno, Soum, Loubny Hussars+ 1 Silesian landwehr regt.
ALLIED RESERVES








Von Nostitz
reserve


Cav 5
+2
Von Nostitz.
Nick Goddard
+1
Arrive move 4
2 regts of Cuirassiers. 1 HA batt.
Duka
reserve


Cav 6
+1
Duka.
Nick Goddard
0
Arrive move 5
2 regts. 1 Cuirassier. 1 Dragoon.
Hessen- Homburg
reserve

Hessen- Homberg
Inf 7
+1
Weissenwolf
Nick Goddard
0
Arrive day 2. Move 1
6 bns Grenadiers




Inf 8
+1
Bianchi. 
Nick Goddard
+1
Arrive
 move 5
6 bns Grenadiers. + 1 FT batt
Prince Constantine.

28,000









Prince Const-antine
Inf 7
+2
Yermolov NOC
+2
In reserve
6 bns Russian Guard.+ 1 FT batt




Inf 8
+2
Raievski. NOC
0
in reserve
6 bns. 2 bns Guard. 4 bns Russian Pavlov Guard




Inf 7
+2
Von Alvensleben
NOC
+1
In reserve
6 bns Prussian Guard.
 2 FT batts.
Prince Golitzin
Russian heavy cav

Prince Golitzin
Cav 4
+2
General Depreradovich
NOC
+1
In reserve
2 Guard Cuirassiers regts.




Cav 5
+2
General Kretov
NOC
0
in reserve
2 regts. Astrakham and Novgorod Cuirassiers. + 1 HA batt.
General Shevich
Russian Guard light cav


Cav 6
+2
Shevich. NOC
+1
In reserve
2 regts. 1 regt Hussars, 1 regt Dragoons.+ 1 HA batt (Guard)

Prussian reserve cav


Cav 5
+2
Von Starkenfels. NOC
+1
In reserve
3 regts. 1 Guard  2 Garde du Corps. 1st Lieb Hussars.
HA batt.




Cav 7
-1
Platov.
NOC
0
Flank threat from the east.
3 regts of Cossacks. + Cossack HA.










TOTAL








111 bns. 45 regts cav. 17 foot batts, 10 HA batts








 TOTAL for both armies: 6,943 figs excl command and limbers/caissons.