|View of the Heights as 4th Division arrives|
Ian's rules use 60mm square bases, but I decided to keep my figures on the 60x30 bases due to the small size of the board. The rules themselves use a mix of written orders and an Impetus like activation system. Each turn, the sides take turns rolling to move battlegroups. The difference from Impetus is that once one side has moved all of its command, the other side only moves onemore command (or none for the austrians) and the turn is over. This means that the one side may move everything while the other side moves one for the turn.
Firing is done with a D6 and a chart resulting in losses to cohesion and/or morale. I really don't want to get into a rules review as the rules are still under construction and they are Ian's to discuss not mine.
|The initial deployment.|
Order of Battle
French III Corps (Davout) 5/2+ (+2 Initiative)
III Corps Artillery
2nd Division (Friant) 3/+1
3rd Division (Gudin) 3/+1
4th Division (St. Hillaire) 3/+1
57th Ligne (Veteran)
10th Legere (Veteran)
For the French would begin with Davout's 4th Division approaching through the Town of Teugn from the North in the first turn, with Gudin arriving on the road from the South on Turn 2 and Friant from the north on turn 3. One scenario I found allows Gudin to arrive on the Austrian side of the ridge, but I decided to keep it all on one board edge for the first run through.
III Korps Hohenzollern 3/+1 (+0 to initiative)
Advance Vukassavich 2/-
1st Erz Karl Legion
Grenz Reget Peterwardeiner
Erz. Ferdinand Hussars
IR 56 Collerado
Division Saint Jullian
IR 12 Manfredini
IR 23 Wurzberg
IR 20 Kaunitz
IR 38 Wurttemburg
I reserveKorps; Charles (5/+2)
Grenadier BDE #1
Gren BDE # 2
Gren BDE #3
The Advance deployed in a blocking position overlooking Teugen. With Lusignan and the Korps commander to the south in the valley across from Heugen. Saint Julian approaching up the road from Thann and Charles w/ the reserve are parked in the South East.
For orders, Vukaasavich would hold his blocking position while Lusignan move to this Left to support. Both were to buy time for St. Julien to move North and Deploy on the heights overlooking Hausen. Charles would be kept in Reserve until The Austrian player succeeded in an activation roll following Friant deploying onto the board.
For the French, Davout would be with 4th Division (Main Effort) for an assault towards Haugen along the road. Gudin (Supporting Effort) would advance along the western edge in support, while Friant would have a follow and assume mission behind 4th Division.
|Turn 1 -French Advance towards the Austrian Blocking position|
|Turn 2 Both sides trade fire and the supporting divisions move into position.|
|Turn 3 - 4th Division gets stuck in for close combat with mixed results.|
|Two Austrian Regiments are forced back, one is broken.|
|Turn 4 - The Austrina Advance division is broken.|
|Turn 5 - Lusignan falls back after St Julien gets in position.|
|Turn 6 - Advancing French elements are smashed by Austrian artillery, Charles starts his move.|