M15-113. The Battle of Hanau - JTS Campaign Leipzig
M15-113. The Battle of HanauBy Bill Peters
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|First Side:||French (Nap)|
|Second Side:||Allies (Nap)|
30 October 1813 - Historical - Intended to be played Head to Head - Important: Uses 15 Minute Turns - After Leipzig, Napoleon attempted to hold back the Allies but he knew that his army was defeated and would have to retreat to France to replenish its formations. He chose to retreat to Frankfurt with the main body of his army and their path went near the city of Hanau which was held by the Bavarians. GdK Wrede had received reports that only about 20,000 French were approaching and decided to put his forces in the field north and east of the city. His Austro-Bavarian forces held very well until mid-afternoon when the majority of the French forces made it evident that the recon report was not trustworthy. The French were able to crush the line and force the Bavarians back to the west or into the city. This scenario covers the battle starting at 11am when the early French assaults on Wrede's lines began.