Campaign map at start of move 7 0800 3 May 1813
Move 1 – 0800 1 May 1813
Prussian and French armies reach their concentration areas
Move 2 – 1200 1 May 1813
The Prussian Army nears the river Saale, and 3 corps secure the bridge at
The French Army have reached their concentration areas around Helmstedt.
Move 3 – 1600 1 May 1813
3 Prussian corps crossed the river Saale and entered
4 and 13 French corps both try to pass through
Move 4 – 0800 2 May 1813
The Prussians have now crossed the river Saale at Parey in the north and
The French traffic jam at
Move 5 - 1200 2 May 1813
The Prussians have crossed the river Saale and 2 corps is approaching
The French continue their advance towards
Move 6 - 1600 2 May 1815
The Prussians have crossed the river
Campaign starts again
The game has restarted with a new French CinC. Unfortunately I did not get a reply to my email from Chris, but John has offered to take over the French army.
And to start the second phase of the campaign, we have two battles already! So all movement will be suspended until we resolve both of them as wargames. I will set the first one, Colbitz, up tomorrow and will publish its progress on the blog. When that one is finished we will fight
1 Prussian corps have orders to attack Halbeck.
4 French corps have orders to attack Colbitz..
So this will be an encounter battle.
You can follow the progress of the battle each day on the blog.
2 Prussian corps have orders to move forward and attack Seehausen.
5 French corps have orders to attack Colbitz.
Because they come within two squares, and both are on attack orders, they will fight – even though they have orders to attack Seehausen and Colbitz.
Daily CinC and Movement Orders
There will be no map movement until both battles are resolved.
Jan and I will fight them as a wargame, and I will be publishing an update each day on the blog.
Do follow the battle reports, because the results will certainly mean a rethink on the part of each CinC, and possibly corps commanders also.