While pursuing the Allied Army of Bohemia, on 16 October 1813 Napoleon finds himself at the centre of a concentration of Allied armies.
Napoleon's Battles provides a scenario for this battle spread over four tables.
Table C is the fight against the Allied Army of Bohemia. This is the big one we have been aiming to recreate and for which we did the setup today.
Table D is the fight against the Right Wing of the Allied Army of Bohemia (Kolmberg Hill?). See AAR from August 2012.
Table A is the fight against the Allied Army of Silesia (Mockern). See AAR from December 2011.
Table B is the fight against the Left Wing of the Allied Army of Bohemia (Lindenau) . See AAR from October 2011.
The scenarios are from the fabled red book. In the picture are the villages of Probsthayda and Meusdorf with the French First, Fifth and Fourth Cavalry Corps. The Galgenberg Hill is at the top right hand corner.
The left flank of the Allies resting on the River Pleisse. There are a few too many Poles (VIII Corps) facing the Prussian II Corps, one brigade and the Corps' artillery is actually not present in this scenario.
The Allied right with the Russian I Corps facing the French V Corps. In the centre is the Russian Guard light cavalry division backed by many, many Cossacks.
Russian II Corps featuring my recently acquired musketeers making up its two much reduced divisions.
I am trying out an alternative way of using labels based on dedicated stands. They are still in the prototype stage at present and this game will be the first trial of them.
The depth of field.
The table is 9 x 5 foot and all the action takes place at one end. The Russians are nearly all artillery. The village of Guldengossa is in the immediate foreground.
Russian Guard cavalry (figures are mainly Old Glory with some ABs, War Modelling and Essex miniatures).
Napoleon coming down the road.
Another shot of Napoleon, perhaps thinking he better attack quick...