Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Battle of Salzwedel - Move 7

1400 to 1500

4 April 1813

Table at the start of Move 7

French Move First

Orders – Engage

Command Points – 4

With so few command points Poniatowski is unable to move his cavalry behind Salzwedel to prevent the Prussians from entering.

He orders his artillery to fire again on the square, but this time they miss

He orders his leading brigade into the empty town section

He orders the remainder of his infantry to change into column of attack

Prussians Move Second

Orders – Engage

Command Points – 5

Bulow orders the brigade in the right hand section of Salzwedel to occupy the buildings

The brigade moving behind the town now enter the left hand section

The cavalry will form line to cover the exposed infantry as they do so

Bulow now moves to join his Shaken infantry square to add his support

He orders the square to retreat away from the enemy artillery

They test and pass their morale, becoming Disordered.

Rule Note

It was vital for Bulow to rally his Shaken infantry square

By moving within command range he adds plus 1 to their morale test

By moving them out of artillery range he adds another plus 1

They rolled 5, so they easily passed their morale test

They become Disordered, and are the end of the move will be fully formed.

Rule 17 covers Morale

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