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Fleurus, 8 am June 25, 1794
« on: November 06, 2021, 11:42:06 AM »

  So the OSG Library of Napoleonic Battles includes Fleurus as an extension to the Ligny map.  So here we go.  It's a hypothetical day earlier and the Coalition is trying to catch the French Army of the Sambre et Meuse before it can capture Charleroi (which has just surrendered).  I skipped the "Mode" cards because they are a bit extreme and just pulled during the battle type cards.  The Coalition pulled a "Reinforcements change their arrival" and got a minor traffic jam.  The Sambre et Meuse pulled a March Order and assembled faster than expected:


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Re: Fleurus, 8 am June 25, 1794
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2021, 03:40:24 PM »

  So the OSG Library of Napoleonic Battles includes Fleurus as an extension to the Ligny map.

  Late morning,  the Dutch attack is flanked by the French reserves and pulls back.  The main thrust by the coalition will be (as it was historically the next day) on the French right where Beaulieu (the Coalition column commander) has not yet arrived:


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Re: Fleurus, 8 am June 25, 1794
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2021, 10:48:15 AM »

  So the OSG Library of Napoleonic Battles includes Fleurus as an extension to the Ligny map.

  Late morning,  the Dutch attack is flanked by the French reserves and pulls back.  The main thrust by the coalition will be (as it was historically the next day) on the French right where Beaulieu (the Coalition column commander) has not yet arrived:

   Late Afternoon, with more Coalition forces arriving, the Balloon not seeing much, a cavalry probe failure and the advanced guard in a muddle -- time to make sure the Sambre et Meuse can escape across the Sambre if necessary.  The bridges are burned at Charleroi so the most central bridge to use for a retreat is at Chatelineau -- three potential strongpoints there too: