Scenario - East of Liebertwolkwitz, 16 Oct 1813

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Scenario - East of Liebertwolkwitz, 16 Oct 1813

Post by shadowdragon » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:01 pm

Here is "table D" of the Leipzig scenarios found in the Napoleon's Battle scenario supplement. Based on other sources, I've made some changes to the formations used in the Napoleon's Battle supplement. On the Coalition side I've deleted Pahlen's Cavalry Corps but added Roder's Prussian cavalry brigade since Pahlen, at least initially support the central sector of the Southern front, and there are references to Roder's cuirassiers engaging Sebastiani's cuirassiers. Also, I've deleted the 2nd LIght Division (Bubna) from the IV Corps since it wasn't in action until the 18th.

This scenario involves the combat between the French and Coalition forces east of Liebertwolkwitz. There's always a challenge in breaking up a battle into sectors. For example, some of the troops end up being in engaged in one sector, regrouping and engaging in another sector; reserves potentially could have been committed to any number of different sectors. Nevertheless, here's a go at the action between Macdonald's XI Corps (an interesting mix of nationalities and troop quality) and Sebastiani's II Cavalry Corps on the French side and Klenau's IV Austrian Corps supported by elements of Kleist's II Prussian Corps and Platov's cossacks. Victory is based on attrition. The side the defeats the other can turn the enemy's flank and win the battle.

Allied Order of Battle
IV Austrian Corps - Klenau (competent)

1st (mixed) Division - Mohr (skilled)
1 large Grenzer unit
1 small Hungarian line infantry unit [Note: this is the Erherog Karl regiment from the 3rd division. It was in the front line so I put it with Mohr's division to make it a "legal" mixed division.]
1 large Chevauleger unit
1 large average Hussar unit [Note: this regiment and the Chevauleger unit represent 1 chevauleger regiment and 2 hussar regiments. If you prefer you can choose 3 small unit - 1 chevauleger and 2 hussar - in place of 2 large. The option of 2 large units was made to make this a "legal" mixed division (i.e., maximum of 2 cavalry units).]
1 medium artillery attachment
1 attached officer

2nd (infantry) Division - Hohenlohe-Bartenstein (skilled)
1 small Hungarian line Infantry unit
2 large German drilled line infantry units
1 large German conscript line infantry unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment
1 cavalry attachment

3rd (infantry) Division - Mayer (competent)
1 large German drilled line infantry unit
1 small German drilled line infantry unit
1 large German conscript line infantry unit
1 skirmisher attachment
1 cavalry attachment

2nd Cavalry Brigade/2nd Cuirassier Division - Desfours (competent) [Note: attached from the Reserve Corps.]
1 small average veteran cuirassier unit
1 small chevauleger unit

Corps Artillery (artillery units to be assigned to the infantry divisions - 1 unit per infantry division)
1 small medium artillery unit
1 small heavy artillery unit

IV Corps Points = 848

Prussian Contingent - Ziethen (skilled, charismatic) [Note: this is a virtual corps.]

11th Brigade - Carnall (competent)
1 small line infantry unit
1 small superior conscript landwehr unit
1 small reserve infantry unit
1 small superior dragoon unit
1 small medium artillery unit
2 rifle attachments
1 cavalry attachment
1 attached officer

Cavalry Reserve Brigade - Roder (skilled)
1 small veteran cuirassier unit
1 small drilled cuirassier unit
1 small landwehr (lance armed) unit
1 small horse artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment

Prussian Contingent total = 596

Cossack Corps - Platov (skilled, charismatic)

1st Brigade - Bergmann (competent)
2 small cossack units

2nd Brigade - ??? (competent)
3 small cossack units

Cossack Total = 260 points

Coalition Sector Total = 1,704 points

Klenau and Zeithen are deployed on the table at the start of the game. Platov's brigades (FoG divisions) arrives as a flank march on the Coalition's right flank.
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Re: Scenario - East of Liebertwolkwitz, 16 Oct 1813

Post by shadowdragon » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:56 am

French Order of Battle
XI Corps - Macdonald (skilled)

31st Division - Bourmont (skilled)
1 small French average conscript provisional line infantry unit
1 small Westphalian line infantry unit
1 small Neapolitan light infantry unit
1 small Westphalian medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment

35th Division - Gerard (skilled)
1 small French average conscript line infantry unit
1 small Italian line infantry unit
1 small Italian medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment

36th Division - Charpentier (competent)
1 small French average drilled line infantry unit
1 small French average veteran light infantry unit
1 small French average drilled light infantry unit
1 small French medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment

39th Division - Marchand (exceptional)
1 small Baden average veteran line infantry unit
1 small Hesse Darmstadt Guard infantry unit
1 small Hesse Darmstadt line infantry unit
1 small French heavy artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment

Corps Cavalry (can be assigned to any division)
1 small Italian & Neapolitan average drilled chasseur unit

XI Corps - 1,046 points

II Cavalry Corps - Sebastiani (skilled)

2nd Light Cavalry Division - d'Hurbal (competent)
1 small French average drilled chasseur unit
1 small French hussar unit
1 small French chevauleger-lancier unit
1 medium artillery attachment

3rd Light Cavalry Division - Exelmans (skilled)
2 small French average drilled chasseur units
1 small French chevauleger-lancier unit
1 medium artillery attachment

2nd Heavy Cavalry Division - St. Germain (skilled)
1 small French carabinier unit
2 small French average drilled cuirassier units
1 medium artillery attachment

II Cavalry Corps - 494 points

French Sector Points - 1,540

Both corps are deployed on the table at the game start.
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Re: Scenario - East of Liebertwolkwitz, 16 Oct 1813

Post by shadowdragon » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:44 pm

The game table - a big 5' X 9' (for 15-18mm figures) - lots of space to accommodate the cavalry action on the flank of the armies. If that's too big, then trim the map according to what size you have available but make sure that you keep the line of Gross Possna-Kolmberg-Klein Possna within the Coalition deployment area.

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The difficulty of the stream (Parthe River) should be diced for strength of flow before deployment. Roll according to page 98 of the rules with a -1 modifier.

Deployment depths are anywhere up to 10 MU from the centreline (i.e., it's a meeting engagement and both sides are "attackers"). The exception is that the Coalition player can occupy all of the Kolmberg height.

French Deployment: Both XI and II Cavalry Corps are deployed on the table at the beginning of the game.
Coalition Deployment: Both IV Austrian and Ziethen's Prussian contingent are deployed on the table at the beginning. Platov's Cossack corps will arrive on the Coalition's right flank. Platov can either roll to enter the table separately ( :lol: ) from his cossack brigades or can join one of the brigades so that this brigade will roll for entry with Platov's leadership level and not that of the brigade commander's.

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