Scenario - Markkleeberg & Wachau, 16 Oct 1813

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Scenario - Markkleeberg & Wachau, 16 Oct 1813

Post by shadowdragon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:19 pm

The last Leipzig scenario is their "Table C" scenario which involves the fighting in the south from the Pleisse River (Mark-Kleeberg) to Liebertwolkwitz. As one scenario this would be massive and involve about 5-6,000 points per side. I've decided to break that battle into two halves - (a) the western part which is the sector between the Pleisse River and Wachau and (b) the eastern part - the sector from Wachau to Liebertwolkwitz. This scenario is (a), the fighting between the Pleisse River up to (and including) Wachau. I found it necessary to do both at the same time in order to balance both scenarios. There are a lot of troops that arrive as reinforcements that could have been involved in either half - and in some cases, such as the III Russian (Grenadier) Corps did have an influence on both halves during the battle on the 16th. In doing both halves, I've allocated those reinforcements to try to provide a balanced game for both halves.

Absent from the reinforcements are Friant's Old Guard infantry division and the two Young Guard cavalry divisions (Ornano and Lefebvre-Desnouettes) of Nansouty's Guard Cavalry Corps. I have included Walther's Old Cavalry Division in part (b). Sources seem divided if Walther's division was involved in Murat's cavalry charge or not, but since the Old Guard Dragoons were definitely involved and it helps to balance the scenarios I have included Walther.

Both scenarios (a) and (b) are still big - about 2,500-ish points each. One could include Friant's old guard infantry division or Nansouty's two young guard cavalry divisions. These two (the old guard infantry and the young guard cavalry) would give the French an extra 500 points. I will "model" these formations along with the missing III Corps divisions (who spent the day wandering about) in a separate post so that players can allocate them in any of the scenarios as a "what if" option.

Southern Battle: Mark-Kleeberg to Wachau

Allied Order of Battle


Kleist's Column - II Prussian Corps - Kleist (skilled)

12th Prussian Brigade - Preussen (competent)
1 small line infantry unit
1 small reserve infantry unit
1 small superior conscript Landwehr unit
1 small Uhlan unit
1 small heavy artillery unit
2 skirmisher attachments
1 medium artillery attachment
1 cavalry attachment
1 officer attachment

14th Russian Division - Helfreich (skilled)
1 small average conscript line infantry unit
1 small average drilled jager unit
1 small average drilled cuirassier unit
1 small average drilled medium artillery unit

Total Points for Kleist's Column = 546

II Russian Corps - Eugene of Wurttemberg (skilled)

3rd Russian Division - Schachefskoy (competent)
1 small average drilled line infantry unit
1 small average conscript line infantry unit
1 medium artillery attachment

4th Russian Division - Puschnitzki (competent)
1 small average conscript line infantry unit
1 small average veteran jager unit
1 medium artillery attachment

Corps Artillery (each infantry division to be assigned one of the following units)
1 small average drilled horse artillery unit
1 small average drilled heavy artillery unit

9th Prussian Brigade - Klux (competent)
1 small line infantry unit
1 small superior conscript Landwehr unit
1 small reserve infantry unit
1 small horse artillery unit
1 howitzer attachment
1 cavalry attachment
2 rifle attachments

Total II Russian Corps = 618 points

Austrian Grenadier Reserve Corps - Hessen-Homburg (skilled)

1st Grenadier Division - Furstenwarther (skilled)
1 small superior veteran grenadier unit
2 small average veteran grenadier units
1 small medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment

2nd "Hungarian" Division - Bianchi (competent)
2 small average veteran Hungarian infantry units
1 small average drilled Hungarian infantry unit
2 small average drilled German infantry units
1 small medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment

Austrian Grenadier Corps = 494 points

Austrian Cuirassier Corps - Nostitz (excpetional - charismatic)

1st Cuirassier Division - Klebelsberg (competent)
2 small superior drilled cuirassier units
1 small average veteran cuirassier unit
1 small horse artillery unit
1 attached officer

2nd Cuirassier Division - Civlaert (competent)
1 small superior drilled cuirassier unit
1 small average veteran cuirassier unit
1 medium artillery attachment

Austrian Cuirassier Corps = 588 points

III Russian (Grenadier) Corps - Raevsky (exceptional - charismatic)

1st Grenadier Division - Pissarev (skilled)
1 small superior drilled grenadier unit
2 small average veteran grenadier units

2nd Grenadier Division - Tchoglokov (competent)
1 small superior drilled grenadier unit
2 small average veteran grenadier units

Corps Artillery (one unit to be assigned to each of the above divisions)
1 small average veteran medium artillery unit
1 large average veteran heavy artillery unit

III Russian (Grenadier Corps) = 642 points

Total Coalition Points = 2888

Deployment: Only Kleist's II Prussian and Eugene's II Russian corps are deployed on the table at the beginning (as attackers). The Austrian Grenadier and Cuirassier corps and the III Russian Grenadier corps arrive as reinforcements.
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Re: Scenario - Mark-Kleeberg & Wachau, 16 Oct 1813

Post by shadowdragon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:54 pm

French Order of Battle

II Corps - Victor (exceptional - charismatic)

4th Division - Dubreton (exceptional)
1 small average veteran line infantry unit
1 small average drilled line infantry unit
1 small average veteran light infantry unit
1 small average veteran medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment

5th Division - Dufour (competent)
1 small average drilled line infantry unit
1 small average conscript line infantry unit
1 small average drilled light infantry unit
1 medium artillery attachment

6th Division - Vial (competent)
1 small average veteran line infantry unit
1 small average conscript line infantry unit
1 small average veteran light infantry unit
1 small average drilled medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment

II Corps = 772 points

IX Corps - Augereau (skilled - at one time exceptional, but now is past his prime)

51st Division - Thurreau (skilled)
3 small average conscript provisional line infantry units
1 small average drilled medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment

52nd Division - Semele (competent)
2 small average conscript provisional line infantry units
1 small average conscript provisional light infantry unit
1 small average drilled medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment

Part of 26th Polish Division - Uminski (skilled) (VIII and IX corps shared the defence of the Pleisse River and Mark-Kleeberg. I've rationalised the corps with most of the VIII corps in Pleisse River scenario and the IX corps in this one but it still left 1 Polish infantry brigade and the corps cavalry for this scenario. Uminski was the cavalry brigade commander.)
1 small average veteran Polish infantry unit
1 small average drilled Polish infantry unit
1 small average veteran Polish cuirassier unit
1 large Polish medium artillery unit

IX Corps total = 704 points

IV Cavalry Corps - Sokonicki (skilled)

7th Light Cavalry Division - Tolinski (competent)
1 small Polish chasseur unit
1 large average veteran Polish uhlan unit

8th Light Cavalry Division - Sulkowski (competent)
2 small average drilled Polish uhlan units

Corps Artillery (1 artillery unit can be assigned to either of the above divisions and the attachment to the other division)
1 small Polish horse artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment

Old Guard Cavalry - can be assigned to either of the above Polish cavalry divisions
1 small French Old Guard dragoon unit
1 officer attachment (Letort - the commander of the Dragoons)

1st Light Cavalry Division - Berckheim (competent) (attached from I Cavalry Corps)
1 small French hussar unit
1 small Italian average drilled chasseur unit
1 small French chevau-leger unit
1 medium artillery attachment

IV Cavalry Corps = 624 points

I Young Guard Corps - Oudinot (exceptional - charismatic)

1st Young Guard Division - Pacthod (skilled)
2 small Voltigeur units
1 small Tirailleur unit
1 small Young Guard medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment
1 officer attachment

2nd Young Guard Division - Decouz (competent)
3 small Voltigeur units
1 small Young Guard medium artillery unit
1 medium artillery attachment
1 skirmisher attachment
1 officer attachment

I Young Guard Corps = 662 points

French Total = 2,762 points

Deployment:
All of the II Corps, the Polish Division that's assigned to IX Corps, and the IV Cavalry Corps (except for the 1st light cavalry division) are deployed on the table at the start - as defenders. The 51st and 52nd divisions of IX corps, the 1st Light Cavalry division assigned to IV cavalry corps and the I Young Guard corps divisions all arrive as reinforcement.

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Re: Scenario - Mark-Kleeberg & Wachau, 16 Oct 1813

Post by shadowdragon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:31 pm

The map - a 4' wide by 6' deep table! The top is North.

ImageWachau on Flickr

The river is impassable except at the broken bridges (road segment marked with an "x"). A CMT is required to cross the two broken bridges nearest Markkleeberg. The bottom bridge is assumed to be sufficiently repaired for troops to cross in march column without penalty.

The French II Corps, the Polish 26th division from IX Corps (and Augereau) and the IV Cavalry Corps (minus the 1st Light Cavalry Division) deploy on the table (as defenders) on the line from Wachau to Markkleeberg (along the road or behind). The Polish deploy in and around Markkleeberg, the II Corps to the left of the Polish and the IV Cavalry Corps to the rear. The remaining French forces can arrive as off table reserves. Oudinot (I Young Guard Corps) can arrive separately from his divisions or can attach himself to one of these divisions so that this division can be activated using Oudinot's leadership rating. The remaining IX corps divisions and the 1st Light cavalry division arrive anywhere on the east edge of the table north of Wachau. The I Young Guard corps arrives anywhere on the north edge of the table.

The II Prussian Corps (Kleist) and the II Russian Corps (Eugene) deploy on the table (as attackers) at least 16 MU from the line of French deployment with Kleist on the left half facing Markkleeberg while Eugene deploys on the right facing Wachau. The Austrian Grenadier and Cuirassier Corps and the III Russian Grenadier Corps all arrive as off-table reserves. The Austrian Cuirassier Corps and the III Russian Corps arrive on the bottom table edge, east of the river. The Austrian grenadier corps can arrive anywhere on the bottom edge or the left side edge up to the river.

Victory conditions are based on defeating the enemy - not terrain objectives.

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