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Leuthen

After some thought, on Saturday we'll be fighting the crucial action on the Austrian left flank at the Battle of Leuthen.

Leuthen:

Read here for an account + maps

http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=1757-12-05_-_Battle_of_Leuthen

The Austrians re-enforced their right flank, expecting Fred. to attack there but he counter-marched & hit their weakened left flank, targeting Nadasty’s Corps. We’ll be gaming *this* attack.
The Prussians need to take Leuthen village to roll up the Austrians before re-enforcements came to garrison the village. Our game will end when/if the Prussians reach Leuthen by Turn 8.
That’s their Objective. The Austrians simply (!!??) need to stop them. They get Ratowski's cavalry brigade as a re-enforcement on Turn 3. Otherwise, they'll be heavily outnumbered.
What happened after the Prussians reached Leuthen will be a game for another day.

I’ll have the table already set up as per history (scaling down the numbers used eg 17 battalions of Prussian infantry versus 10 of Austrian + requisite cavalry, artillery, staff & light infantry). Having the figures on table means the Austrians’ surprise at Fred.’s appearance can be simulated (ie they’ll be facing the wrong way!)

donald

Re: Leuthen

Sounds great, donald! That's a small(er) but crucial bit of a big battle..... Will you be posting some images (somewhere) of this re-fight?

Re: Leuthen

Minuteman
Sounds great, donald! That's a small(er) but crucial bit of a big battle..... Will you be posting some images (somewhere) of this re-fight?
With the forces I have, there's no way of doing the whole battle. Indeed, I think I'd like a few more units, especially for the Austrians.

I'll stick some photos & an account on Bennos & the HaT forum (including my frequent plea for SYW cavalry!).

donald

Re: Leuthen

Agreed...for the main Austrian army you'd need another c. 40 battalions of Infantry and, amongst other things, about a dozen regiments of Cuirassiers....!! So far as the latter are concerned, that's a lot of boxes of figures that do not yet exist.

Will look forward to photos when they are posted.

PS: have you decided whether you are the Austrian or Prussian commander??