Monday, November 29, 2010

The Battle of Salzwedel - Move 5

1200 to 1300

4 April 1813

Table at the start of Move 5

Prussians Move First

Orders – Engage

Command Points – 4

Bulow moves to Salzwedel to sort out his Shaken cavalry

He orders them to withdraw from the town and move out of range of the enemy cavalry.

He then orders his infantry to occupy the buildings in the right hand section of the town.

Finally he moves back within command range of his corps so that he can order his artillery to fire should the enemy advance.

When his cavalry test their morale they pass and become Disordered.

French Move Second

Orders – Engage

Command Points – 3

A very disappointing dice roll for command points.

Poniatowski orders his gunners to manhandle their guns closer to the enemy

He then leads the remainder of the corps towards the town. They are currently in column of march, and will have to deploy before they can attack.

Rule Note

The Prussian cavalry roll another 6 to test morale.

This time they have supports in the village and are more than 16” from the nearest enemy. This makes their total 8

Minus 2 for Shaken, another 2 for casualties and 1 for being out of command range leaves them with 3 – just enough to pass test.

They become Disordered, but will be fully formed at the end of the move.

Full details on testing Morale can be found in Rule 17

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