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Fleurus August 29, 1622 reredux
« on: September 04, 2020, 01:24:34 PM »

  Hmmm...Cordoba stabilized things and won...so adding a tercio to both sides (Cordoba pulls some of the musketeers out of one of them), the battle begins to look like one of those late 30-years-war or even 7-years-war battles where an extravagent flanking move is attempted.  Cordoba deploys more forward and Mansfeld tries to go around the other flank on the Roman Road...that's the plan anyway:


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Re: Fleurus August 29, 1622 reredux
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 05:29:28 AM »

  Hmmm...Cordoba stabilized things and won...so adding a tercio to both sides (Cordoba pulls some of the musketeers out of one of them), the battle begins to look like one of those late 30-years-war or even 7-years-war battles where an extravagent flanking move is attempted.  Cordoba deploys more forward and Mansfeld tries to go around the other flank on the Roman Road...that's the plan anyway:

  Twenty minutes into the battle (start of turn 2) and things are happening all over the place:


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Re: Fleurus August 29, 1622 reredux
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 08:25:43 PM »

  Hmmm...Cordoba stabilized things and won...so adding a tercio to both sides (Cordoba pulls some of the musketeers out of one of them), the battle begins to look like one of those late 30-years-war or even 7-years-war battles where an extravagent flanking move is attempted.  Cordoba deploys more forward and Mansfeld tries to go around the other flank on the Roman Road...that's the plan anyway:

  Twenty minutes into the battle (start of turn 2) and things are happening all over the place:

   40 minutes in and Cordoba would have to get what was left of his army out of there.  I guess that suggests why, by the later 30-years war, sending flanking forces on very round-about approaches was all the rage.

   But in a small early war battle, it would be quite devastating:

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