Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Battle of Salzwedel - Move 1

0800 to 0900

4 April 1813

Table at the start of move 1

French Move First

Orders – Engage

Command Points – 4

With only four command points Poniatowski moves his corps forward in column of march (2x8” move) behind his cavalry screen.

He is now within command distance of the lancers and can issue orders to them

Prussians Move Second

Orders – Engage

Command Points – 5

The extra command point is of no use to Bulow, as it takes two points to move himself and his corps each move. He also moves his corps forward in column of march for two moves.

His cavalry are outside command distance, and to issue orders to them he would have to leave his corps stationary and move within 8” of the cavalry.

Poniatowski joins his cavalry screen

Rule Notes

Each commander rolls one average dice to decide how many orders he can issue. A Poor commander adds 1 and an Average commander 2. See Rule 3.

It normally takes one command point to move any brigade, but Corps Moves allow the whole brigade to move for two command points. See Rule 3.

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