The Battle of Bautzen AAR

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DCRBrown
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The Battle of Bautzen AAR

Post by DCRBrown » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:06 pm

General d'Armee Napoleonic rules had another large scale outing when the Battle of Bautzen was refought at the Wargames Holiday Centre last weekend.

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The game saw a French army of ninety-four infantry battalions, thirty cavalry regiments and twenty artillery batteries under the command of six players. The respective corps of Oudinot, MacDonald, Soult, Ney and Lauriston were scaled down to represent large divisional commands each under a general with his own varying supply of ADCs.

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The defending Prussian and Russian armies, consisting of seventy-six infantry battalions, thirty-three cavalry regiments (including ten cossack regiments) and eighteen artillery batteries were under the command of five players, divided into the commands of Mildoravich, Gortschakov, Barclay, Kleist and Blucher, while Wittgenstein took overall command of the allied army and also the combined Russian and Prussian Guard reserves.

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Bautzen had played out much like its historical equivalent, a bloody grinding match, with the allies contesting every inch of ground. However in this battle Ney had managed to inflict a resounding defeat upon Blucher, thus assisting to secure a French victory, but akin to history the French army was in no position to mount an effective pursuit.

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For the full AAR see the thread over on the General de Brigade forum:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/general ... t6638.html

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Re: The Battle of Bautzen AAR

Post by bvera » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:55 pm

Quite impressed, to say the least
What scale did you play?
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Re: The Battle of Bautzen AAR

Post by DCRBrown » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:23 am

B,

All the figures are 28mm from the WHC collection.

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