Friday, November 26, 2010

The Battle of Salzwedel - Move 2

0900 to 1000

4 April 1813

Table at the start of Move 2

French Move First

Orders – Engage

Command Points – 5

Poniatowski orders his cavalry brigade to advance to charge distance from the enemy hussars in front of Salzwedel

He moves the remainder of his corps forward in column of march for two moves

Prussians Move Second

Orders – Engage

Command Points – 6

Bulow is concerned that his hussar brigade is out of command range, but he dare not leave the remainder of the corps stationary. He moves the corps forward three moves in column of march. However he swings the head of his column to the right towards the approaching enemy column.

His cavalry brigade is still out of command range.

Bulow swings the head of his column to the right towards the gap between Salzwedel and the hill.


  1. How long did this and the previous turn take in real time?

  2. The first five moves were wargamed in two hours.

    The early moves go very quickly, because there is no firing or fighting. Later moves take longer, depending on how many combats are happening at the same time.

    The wargame moves are being published daily to keep the momentum of the campaign going. We have a lot going on at the present, and its difficult to fit a wargame in. So if we were to publish all the moves as they are fought there would be long gaps between posts.