CAMPAIGN MAP TO WARGTAMES TABLE
Just before midnight on 2 May 1813 Marshal Augereau takes to his bed in the
As the last infantry brigade marches out of Seehausen, the brigade commander sights a body of Prussian hussars approaching Seehausen on the Madgeburg road. It is the advance guard of 2 Prussian corps, who have been ordered to attack Seehausen.
The battle of Seehausen has begun
The campaign map shows the position of both armies immediately prior to the battle.
The outlined area on the map will be the wargames table. It will be noted that 5 French corps are moving north to support the attack on Colbitz, which would leave the Elbe bridge, and the northern approaches to
The photograph of the wargames table is taken from the south. Seehausen is the village on the left centre. 5 French corps can be seen marching north from the village. 2 Prussian corps is approaching from the right on the
The terrain is flat and open, with small hamlets and farms dotted around the area and a small woods.
2 Prussian corps on the march from
The French can be seen top right marching north from Seehausen
The approaching Prussians can be seen at the top right.
For this reason the figures are on the table at the start of the game. A lot will now depend on who moves first, and how many command pips they throw. It should be noted that the French commander is Average, and will get 2 extra command pips to the 1 extra for the Poor Prussian commander.
The Prussians have a huge advantage in this game as they are already heading towards their objective.
If the French lose Seehausen they not only lose the battle, they also lose their supply base.