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June 28, 1815 on the Zorn North of Straussburg
« on: November 03, 2021, 05:25:55 PM »
  Rapp, commanding V Corps of the mostly defunct French Army, 10 days after Waterloo, is trying to delay the forces of Wurtemburg who are reinforced by Austrians and Hessians.  This is from the Napoleon's Last Gamble game from the Library of Napoleonic Battles by OSG.  The scale is 480 meters to the hex, brigades and one hour turns.  The Divisions of Albert and Rottenbourg are at the river crossings -- Albert by a Commandery of the Teutonic Knights (Or maybe the Hospitalers/Knights of Malta/Knights of St. John) and Rottenbourg by the Chapel of St. Wolfgang.  The tricolors indicate that the enemy has not got good reconnaisance info on formations under the tricolors.  The Wurtemburgers are approaching from north of the Zorn.  Rapp needs to concentrate his forces (not easy with the exacting command rules the game has).  The Divisions of Grandjean and Merlin are arriving from the south soon:

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Re: June 28, 1815 on the Zorn North of Straussburg
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 10:46:40 AM »
   The Divisions of Grandjean and Merlin are arriving from the south soon:

   As push comes to shove at about 3pm, Rapp's forces almost get cut in half.  As it happened, in this case he pulled things together and won big (even a bigger win than historically).  In a replay
with the "Mode" cards, he pulled a "late start" and got crushed.  Anyway, here's V corps at a better moment: