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Fleurus August 29, 1622 Redux
« on: September 02, 2020, 05:38:25 AM »

  Given that this battle probably had some influence on the Spanish campaign against the Dutch, either side might have been wise to reinforce the largely mercenary forces involved.  So here that is supposed.  Cordoba is outnumbered, but has better troops in a defensive posture.  It's true the position has a few problems, but he has good musketeers to hold on at the walled farm and in the central woods.

  Mansfield has more men, but they are not as professional as the troops under Cordoba.  Still he has to attack if he is going to get paid by the Dutch again so here goes:


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Re: Fleurus August 29, 1622 Redux
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 03:28:34 PM »


  Mansfield has more men, but they are not as professional as the troops under Cordoba.  Still he has to attack if he is going to get paid by the Dutch again so here goes:

  About half an hour into the battle, and things are getting pretty wild -- Mansfeld's musketeers are getting into the walled farm on Cordoba's right and things are all over the place on the left (but a few bad rolls have left Cordoba's cavalry close to collapse).  The central part of Cordoba's army is fine, so maybe things aren't as bad as they look:

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Re: Fleurus August 29, 1622 Redux
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 02:02:55 PM »


  About half an hour into the battle, and things are getting pretty wild -- Mansfeld's musketeers are getting into the walled farm on Cordoba's right and things are all over the place on the left (but a few bad rolls have left Cordoba's cavalry close to collapse).  The central part of Cordoba's army is fine, so maybe things aren't as bad as they look:

  But Cordoba seems to be getting things under control.  His musketeers are holding part of the walled farm on the right and things aren't totally bad yet on the left.  Mean while...if Mansfeld advances his infantry in the center, he may be in for a nasty surprise or two from Cordoba's veterans:


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Re: Fleurus August 29, 1622 Redux
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2020, 11:39:23 AM »

  But Cordoba seems to be getting things under control.  His musketeers are holding part of the walled farm on the right and things aren't totally bad yet on the left.  Mean while...if Mansfeld advances his infantry in the center, he may be in for a nasty surprise or two from Cordoba's veterans:

  But the left remains a problem and Mansfeld shifts his infantry that way.  If Cordoba advances he walks into a big trap and if he says where he is...that might not work either:


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Re: Fleurus August 29, 1622 Redux
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 11:46:43 AM »

  But the left remains a problem and Mansfeld shifts his infantry that way.  If Cordoba advances he walks into a big trap and if he says where he is...that might not work either:

   So I let Cordoba break the rules, assign a new commander and put a tercio in column to go patch up the situation on the left (Cordoba's cavalry is more or less gone).  If Mansfeld advances in the center, Cordoba's veterans should prevail: