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KS Napoleon Game Wednesday, Sept 2nd, 20:00 BST, 15:00EST

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Post  Uncle Billy on Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:54 pm

I've thrown together a scenario to try with the next step in our mod testing.  It requires KS Mod version 1.12x.  Replace the Modules sub-folder in the mod with this one: Modules From Version 1.12.  It is the same Modules folder that is in the KS Nappy Mod v1.12.

The town of Alagon sits at an important road junction.  Roads crossing the Rio Elbro and Rio Jalon all meet at this strategic point.  An Austrian corps is reported to the west, marching very rapidly to take possession.  Maréchal Davout's Corps of 25,000 men has been tasked with a similar objective.  The corps has just crossed the Elbro without incident.  The town is only a few kilometers away.

The objective is to capture and hold the town by the end of the day, (18:00).

Maréchal Louis-Nicolas Davout (20737 Inf.  3580 Cav.  36 Guns))

 Général de div. Jean Boudet (7670 Inf.  1364 Cav.  12 Guns)
   Général de brig. Guillaume Latrille de Lorencez (3477 Inf. 6 battalions  Avg. Exp. 5.3)
   Général de brig. Pierre Boyer  (4193 Inf. 6 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.7)
   Général de Division Jean-Marie Defrance (1364 Cav. 8 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 6.0)
   Kapit Werner (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)
   Capit – 1e Co/7e Artillerie à pied (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)

 Général de div. Jean Victor Tharreau (7150 Inf.  1474 Cav.  12 Guns)
   Generalmajor Karl von Vincenti (3875 Inf. 5 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.4)
   Generalmajor Karl von Stengel (3275 Inf. 4 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.0)
   Général de brig. Albert-Louis Fouler (1474 Cav. 4 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 4.5)
   Capit – 5e Co/5e Artillerie à cheval (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)
   Capit. 8e/7e Artillerie à pied (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 6.0)

 Général de div. Gabriel Jean Joseph Molitor  (5917 Inf.  742 Cav.  12 Guns)
   Général de brig. Raymond Viviès de La Prade  (3675 Inf. 5 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.Cool
   Général de brig. Florentin Ficatier  (2242 Inf. 5 battalions  Avg. Exp. 3.6)
   Général de brig. Jean Doumerc (742 Cav. 4 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 5.0)
   Hauptmann  Württemberg Artillerie à cheval (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)
   Capit – 2e Co/2e Artillerie à cheval (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 6.0)

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Post  Mr. Digby on Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:11 pm

I can be there. When you say the Austrians are moving from the west, did you mean to say east?

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Post  Uncle Billy on Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:53 pm

Oops, yes I did. The schnitzel eater are coming from the east.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:12 am

Players are going to need Gettysburg and the Antietam add-on for this as well aren't they?

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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:53 pm

Yes, it requires the SOWGB Antietam expansion.

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Post  Iberalc on Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:14 pm

Is it by chance a foggy day? Question
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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:18 pm

No, the skies are partly sunny and the air is clear.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:52 pm

I predict that after this battle, the CinC will be assembling a board of inquiry for his cavalry commanders. Twisted Evil

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Post  Iberalc on Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:54 am

Great performance in the battlefield by everyone, all commanders are promoted one grade upwards. Like a Star @ heaven
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Re: KS Napoleon Game Wednesday, Sept 2nd, 20:00 BST, 15:00EST

Post  Martin on Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:05 pm

And well-commanded, Pepe. It was an unusually overwhelming victory.

We seem to be (finally) getting the measure of the AI. I think having several brigade commanders probably helped to.

For as long as we are testing against the AI, perhaps we need to stretch the human team a bit more? We could give the AI more men, or better troops, or make the overall forces larger so the human team are more thinly-spread?

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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:21 pm

Remember the human team has Evil!Kevin, so we are handicapped enough I think!

I agree, it was a very good game and an unusually overwhelming victory. As you say Martin, it helps to have a brigade commander in each division and in our case you taking the cavalry of 4e division was extremely useful, allowing me to focus on battering the enemy down while you did the necessary fine surgery.

Thanks Kevin for another good scenario, I assumed things were going to get hairy pretty fast when I saw the objective marker wasn't where we'd been briefed it was. Those Austrian batteries on the far ridge and the cavalry brigades of all three of their divisions moving against mine and Tom's front were pretty damned annoying!

I really won the fight on my flank with my two skirmisher battalions, the two had scores of nearly 800 and 600 at the end and having to withdraw them to my gun line in square because those enemy cuirassiers were sat in front of us really hurt my ability to defeat the enemy. I also lost around 600 men to long range artillery pounding as well due to the need to keep squares beside and behind my guns to protect them. By the end of the game both my brigades were shaky because of this early pounding I think.

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Re: KS Napoleon Game Wednesday, Sept 2nd, 20:00 BST, 15:00EST

Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:22 pm

Some screens:

1 - 4: The Austrian light cavalry attacks my left. After some initial gains, Martin J's Carabiniers drive them off.

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0001.jpg

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0002.jpg

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0003.jpg

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5 - 10: To my front Austrian cuirassiers charge; One of Pepe's cuirassier squadrons attempts to charge the Austrian guns but attacks a square instead and is destroyed; my skirmish lines; more Austrian heavy cavalry moves up; Pepe's revenge - one of his cuirassier squadrons destroys an enemy column.

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0005.jpg

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0006.jpg

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11: On my left flank the fight for the SW corner of the forest.


http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0011.jpg

12: My division and Tom's Bavarians steamroller forwards in an unstoppable mass.


http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0012.jpg

15: On my extreme left Martin's carabiniers deal with some annoying jagers.

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0015.jpg

16: Some time later on the east side of the woods we deal with the final Austrian resistance. This pic is called "Behind You!" as Martin J crushes a wavering enemy line from behind.

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0016.jpg

17 - 19: The last square of Austrian grenadiers and those two very irritating "magic" batteries are dealt with.


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20: Austrians bleating for help. Aww, shame.

http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/22426/screen0020.jpg

24: Victory! And an interesting message from Defrance, my cavalry commander.


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Post  Uncle Billy on Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:33 pm

We seem to be (finally) getting the measure of the AI. I think having several brigade commanders probably helped to.
One victory and we are now all incarnations of Boney.  In that case, I want a pay raise or even better, the movement schedule of Digby's baggage train.

I've been giving the human side an advantage in manpower for several weeks to try to give us a fighting chance.  That has given us some very tense battles.  In yesterday's it was a a combination of being able to split the enemy line, isolating one of AI's divisions and not giving them a very good ground advantage that helped us significantly.  The next battle will likely be different. Twisted Evil

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Post  Martin on Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:48 pm

"My second shall call upon General Defrance today."

Excellent. This iced-tea outrage will be dealt with once-and-for-all.

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