Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Demo Game - Move 7

Taken from Prussian right flank. The French counter attack has begun. In the centre their reserve cavalry have moved forwarded supported by artillery. The rest of the French corps are waiting for change of orders to advance. The Prussian centre has withdrawn and all of the infantry are in square.


Prussians are recovering on right flank, but still Shaken

Prussians are retreating in the centre, still awaiting orders

Prussians are advancing on the left and about to Engage

French are slow to react , still waiting for orders

French right flank secure

French right centre in danger due to one rout, could break

French left centre waiting for orders to advance

French left flank waiting for orders to advance


1 corps will hold the right flank

Cavalry reserve will rally behind 1 corps

2 corps will hold the centre

3 and 4 corps will engage enemy on left flank

His intention is to attack with his left

Hold his centre

Hold and really his right


Left - 4 corps have been given Engage orders and are advancing through the broken ground.

Left centre - 2 corps commander has halted and is awaiting new orders from CinC. They are concerned about the advance of French cavalry reserve on their right front.

Right centre - 3 corps are on Halt orders and awaiting new orders from CinC. They are the target of the advancing French cavalry reserve, and one infantry brigade has already routed.


Move 1 – French – 6 corps (chip 4)

Orders: Hold right flank
Artillery fire on enemy artillery and miss

Move 2 – French – 13 corps (chip 5)

Orders: Move to road on right of Helmstedt
No artillery with this corps

Move infantry brigades forward through the rout

Test morale for Shaken brigade, roll 5, pass become Disordered

Move 3 – Poor Card

Move 4 – Prussian – 4 corps (chip 11)

Orders: Engage Enemy

Miss another move due to Poor Card

(fourth time this game !)

Move 5 – Prussian – 1 corps (chip 8)

Orders : Halt

Await new orders from CinC

Limber gun and move towards right flank

Move 6 – French – CinC

Change orders of 6 corps

Move to reserve cavalry and change orders

Move to far left and join 5 corps

Move 7 – Prussian – 2 corps (chip 9)

Orders : Halt

Put all infantry in square

Test morale for Shaken 6 brigade, roll 1, Rout

Test morale for all brigades within 8”

Result cavalry Shaken, 3 infantry make morale

Move 8 – Prussian – reserve (chip 12)

Orders : Halt

Move dragoons to right flank

Test Shaken artillery morale (roll 5) pass become Disordered

Move 9 – French – reserve (chip 6)

Orders: Engage
Both brigades move forward within charge move of enemy

Artillery limber and advance in support

Move 10 – Prussian – 3 corps (chip 10)

Orders: Engage
Commander changes orders to Halt

French cavalry reserve is close to his flank

Move 11 – Prussian – CinC (chip 7)

Too much to do to give move to 4 corps

Move to centre right change 6 corps orders to Hold

Move to Prussian right to 1 corps

Move 12 – French – 4 corps (chip Gifted)

Orders: Hold Helmstedt
Rally garrison in preparation to remove them

Move in Shaken brigade

Test morale (roll 6) pass become Disordered

Test morale for Routed brigade (roll 6) pass become Shaken

Move 13 – French – 5 corps (chip 3)

Orders: Hold left flank

Unable to move as still on Hold orders

Form column of attack with all infantry brigades

Limber artillery ready to advance


Left - 3 corps are still on Hold orders, but have formed column of attack ready to advance. CinC has arrived to issue new orders

Centre left - Cavalry reserve has received Engage orders and has moved forward supported by their horse artillery. 4 corps artillery is also moving forward to engage the Prussian centre

Centre right - The routing infantry brigade has rallied and is now Shaken. 13 corps have moved through them and are taking up position on the road between Helmstedt and the right flank.

Right - 6 corps is holding the flank and is not at present under any threat from the Prussian army.


One of those moves when the French could do no wrong and the Prussians could do no right

Blucher is very concerned, the battle is going badly wrong

On his left his Poor 4 corps has refused to move 4 times

In his centre left 2 corps has halted his advance

In his centre right 3 corps are in disorder

On his right 1 corps is holding

On his far right cav reserve are rallying

His intention is to hold along his whole line

The French counter attack has started and it looks bad for the Prussians

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