Started by MengJiao, September 27, 2022, 08:46:53 AM
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Quote from: MengJiao on September 27, 2022, 08:46:53 AM It's a little odd how quickly things went downhill for Napoleon after he lost half a million men in Russia in 1812. After all, Stendal got back to Paris at about the same time as Napoleon and was surprisedwhen no one else turned up. Never mind, come summer of '13, Napoleon had a central position in Germany stretching from Silesia to Hamburg and 400,000 troops with plenty of artillery to man it. But notvery many horses and not much food or fodder. And then weird things started to go wrong. Marshal Oudinot heads for Berlin with thousands of Saxon, Wuerttemburger, Italian, Bavarian and French troops, forced marches around the defensive lines put up by ex-Marshal Bernadotte (now the Crown Prince of Sweden) and collides with some very scrappy, ill-trained Prussians who have lots of horses and even more artillery:
Quote from: MengJiao on September 27, 2022, 01:00:05 PM By 5pm, Buelow has repulsed one attack, but two more French (or mostly French allies) corps are coming up. He has reinforcements arriving a day early (good card pull that one), butit seems unlikely he can hang on to Grossbeeren long enough for the reinforcements (the Russian xiv corps) to save him from being overwhelmed by 3 enemy corps:
Quote from: W8taminute on September 28, 2022, 03:01:52 PMI really admire your patience Meng. What I mean is you're willing to play so many board wargames which means you need to read a lot of rulebooks. I so desperately want to play board wargames myself however I'm finding my aged brain just can't absorb and retain rules like I could when I was a teen. Dammit! Youth is really is wasted on the young.