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C03 (abens3i1a1f1) Battle of Abensberg - HPS/JTS Campaign Eckmuhl

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C03 (abens3i1a1f1) Battle of Abensberg

By Bill Peters
French (Nap) 6 - 0 - 3 Austria (Nap)
Rating: 6.97 (6)
Games Played: 9
SM: 4
Turns: 48
Type: Custom
First Side: French (Nap)
Second Side: Austria (Nap)
After the success of the 19th Charles gets reports that a major turning movment is underway against his left flank. Leaving the III and V Corps near Abensberg he rushes to the south with the I and II Reserve Corps to meet the VI Corps to fight what he thinks is the decisive battle of the campaign. Meanwhile Davout has found himself cut off from the rest of the army and faces a dilemna. Napoleon orders Marshall Lannes newly arrived from Spain to take command of two of Davout's divisions and march to attack the right flank of the Austrian army near Bachl. His advance guard is just arriving on the field as the battle starts. The Austrians will be attacked from both sides! Can they command the central position to their advantage? A vast majority of the III Corps lies strung out after marching for over three days through the muddy roads of Bavaria. Charles is with the two Reserve corps awaiting the arrival of a division from VI Corps.
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KAreil Frid Aug 30, 2019 8:41 am
All in all I don't think the Austrians have any chance in this scenario. With unrealistic fore-knowledge of the French forces they could abandon their inital positions and maybe concentrate at Rohr. Alone this moves the VPs to a Draw and V. corps won't have a chance to escape if the French attack from the start like you did. Together with the long turn count this will result in a Minor or Major Victory for the French.
"Tapfer. Standhaft. Treu." - PzGrenB.13 Ried/Innkreis
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krmiller Frid Aug 30, 2019 12:04 pm
Austrians start with the numbers but French reinforcements will balance that. If played blind the French can send forces into the Austrian rear to cut off retreat and they appear to have better class troops.