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Post  Mr. Digby on Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:56 pm

I can play today at the usual time, 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT.

In case no-one else has anything ready for us, I offer this for your delectation:

= = = = = = = = = =

Situation:

Eastern Bavaria, September 1809

The great battles of May and July near Vienna at Aspern, Essling and Wagram stopped Napoleon's offensive on the Danube. Erzherzog Karl's brilliant counterattack on the second day at Wagram comprehensively smashed our enemy. His field army wrecked, the French Emperor abandoned our capital and withdrew along the Danube to winter his tired troops in Bavaria. Erzherzog Karl has conducted a close pursuit along the river, pressing upon the French rearguards all the way. The IV Armeekorps of von Rosenberg-Orsini is now leading the pursuit and yesterday, after crossing to the south bank of the Danube at Landshut on the Bavarian border, the lead divisions have encamped overnight on the bluffs overlooking the river. The next morning our cavalry screens reported encounters with fresh enemy units.

Intelligence:

It appears that once again the Emperor has magicked up a new force to feed the war machine. Our patrols have captured a few cavalry troopers from regiments we have not encountered previously and the general trend of reports is that the retreating enemy with all his vulnerable baggage is passing along the Dingelfingen Strasse and covered by this fresh rearguard formation which we should assume is of corps strength.

Objectives:

No matter. The Archduke commands that we press on. Perhaps this new enemy screen is just a thin crust and one hammer blow will shatter it, sending it reeling back with the rest of the broken Grande Armee. Von Rosenberg-Orsini has been tasked by Imperial Headquarters with probing forwards and conducting a reconaissance in force. We are to operate along the axis of the Dingelfingen Highway, our right flank secured on the Danube, our left no further south than Pfetrach, Giberskirchen, Aw, Nandestatt and Halspach. We must operate on a concentrated front to apply maximum pressure and divisions must adhere to narrow frontages, exchanging brigades as necessary to maintain momentum. Additional cavalry has been attached to the divisions of the corps to exploit any breakthrough we may achieve.

Our objectives are therfore threefold:

1) Test the strength of the new enemy facing us and find a weakness, breaking through his position.
2) Pursue the already retreating French along the river valley.
3) Secure the Dingelfingenstrasse.

We can achieve the first objective by means of military results today.

We can achieve the second objective by pushing pursuit forces all the way to the western map edge where the Dingelfingenstrasse passes close against the south bank of the Danube.

We can achieve the third objective by securing the following road junctions:

#1) North-West of Gibers-kirchen.
#2) North-West of Aw.
#3) West of Aw.
#4) Further west of Aw where a T junction is formed near the river.

To be secure a road junction must be free of the enemy and well behind our fighting line.

Forces:

4. Armeekorps: FML Franz von Rosenberg-Orsini (38489 Inf. 10015 Cav. 80 Guns)

Division Nordmann: Generalmajor Armand von Nordmann (14639 Inf. 1594 Cav. 20 Guns)
Bde Paar: Generalmajor Karl Fürst von Paar (6531 Inf. 9 fusilier btns Avg. Exp. 4.9)
Bde Reinwald: Generalmajor Joseph Reinwaldt von Waldegg (2006 Inf. 4 fusilier btns Avg. Exp. 4.7)
Bde Wacquant: Generalmajor Theodor Wacquant-Geocelles (6102 Inf. 7 fusilier btns Avg. Exp. 4.7)
Kavallerie Bde Sachsen-Coburg: Prinz Ferdinand zu Sachsen-Coburg (792 Cav. 1 hussar regt Avg. Exp. 5.0)
Kavallerie Bde Kerekes: Generalmajor Timotheus von Kerekes (802 Cav. 1 hussar regt Avg. Exp. 3.0)
3. Brigade Batterie: Hauptmann 3. Brigade Batterie (8 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 5.0)
1. Schwere Batterie: Hauptmann 1. Schwere Batterie positionieren (6 12pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 5.0)
2. Batterie positionieren: Hauptmann 2. Batterie positionieren (6 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)

Division Rohan: Feldmarschalleutnant Prinz Viktor Rohan (7716 Inf. 2570 Cav. 20 Guns)
Bde Steyrer: Generalmajor Karl Steyrer von Edelberg (3764 Inf. 5 grenadier btns Avg. Exp. 6.0)
Bde Neustädter: Generalmajor Johann von Neustädter (3952 Inf. 8 fusilier btns Avg. Exp. 4.0)
Kavallerie Bde de Fielandt: Oberst Goswin de Fielandt (550 Cav. 1 chevauleger regt Avg. Exp. 6.0)
Kavallerie Bde Rothkirch: Oberst Leopold Rothkirch (1302 Cav. 2 dragoon regts Avg. Exp. 5.0)
Bde Hardegg: Generalmajor Anton Leonhard Graf von Hardegg (718 Cav. 1 uhlan regt Avg.Exp. 4.0)
18. Wurst Batterie: Hauptmann 18. Wurst Batterie (6 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)
3. Batterie positionieren: Hauptmann 3. Batterie positionieren (6 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)
22. Brigade Batterie: Hauptmann 22. Brigade Batterie (8 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)

Division Dedovich: Feldmarschalleutnant Martin Dedovich (13355 Inf. 2009 Cav. 18 Guns)
Bde Provenchères: Generalmajor Dollmayer von Provenchères (1599 Inf. 2 freikorps btns Avg. Exp. 4.4)
Bde Lilienberg: Generalmajor Wenzel Vetter von Lilienberg (5270 Inf. 8 fusilier btns Avg. Exp. 5.4)
Bde Weid-Runkel: Generalmajor Prinz Friedrich zu Weid-Runkel (6486 Inf. 7 fusilier btns Avg. Exp. 4.7)
Kavallerie Bde von Mayer: Oberst Joseph von Mayer (801 Cav. 1 chevauleger regt Avg. Exp. 5.0)
Kavallerie Bde Lederer: Generalmajor Ignaz Paul von Lederer (1208 Cav. 2 kurassiere regts Avg. Exp. 5.0)
2. Wurst Batterie: Hauptmann 2. Wurst Batterie (6 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 5.0)
4. Batterie positionieren: Hauptmann 4. Batterie positionieren (6 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)
13. Wurst Batterie: Hauptmann 13. Wurst Batterie (6 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)

Leichte Division von Vincent: Feldmarschalleutnant Karl von Vincent (2779 Inf. 3842 Cav. 22 Guns)
Bde Lutz: Generalmajor Peter von Lutz (1457 Inf. 4 grenadier btns Avg. Exp. 7.0)
Bde Wratislaw: Oberst Emanuel Wratislaw (1322 Inf. 2 btns landwehr Avg. Exp. 3.0)
Bde Hirsch: Oberst Georg von Hirsch (280 Cav. 1 dragoon regt Avg.Exp. 5.0)
Kavallerie Bde d'Hurbal: Generalmajor Roussel d'Hurbal (1034 Cav. 2 kurassiere regts Avg. Exp. 5.0)
Kavallerie Bde Vécsey: Generalmajor Peter Vécsey de Hajnácskeö (2528 Cav. 3 hussar regts Avg. Exp. 4.7)
5. Brigade Batterie: Hauptmann 5. Brigade Batterie (8 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 5.0)
14. Wurst Batterie: Hauptmann 14. Wurst Batterie (6 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 4.0)
16. Brigade Batterie: Hauptmann 16. Brigade Batterie (8 6pdr Guns Avg. Exp. 5.0)

Map:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lh8s8h1yph258fp/Austrian_Situation.jpg
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Post  Uncle Billy on Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:38 pm

I'll be there.  For a moment I was concerned that Dedovich wasn't part of the grand fox hunt.  But I see now, all is well. By the way, how did we manage to secure the city?
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Post  Charmead on Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:58 pm

When it comes to matters of daring feats of arms, Kevin, chances are the answer lay in the capacity of a dashing officer named von Charmead. That name is typically synonymous with words like “victory” or “reset the game and reduce enemy strength if victory was not achieved the first time”
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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:16 pm

I can play today at the usual time, 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT.
Sunday's battle saw the complete defeat of the French rearguard by an Austrian Korps led by the military genius of Erzherzog Johann. Clearly superior generalship is necessary for any victory. king
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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:19 pm

Or perhaps merely a scenario not penned by a rabid sadist? Razz
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Post  Uncle Billy on Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:47 pm

I can play today at the usual time, 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT.
Tuesday's battle was a fine victory for the French side. Two, French divisions held off and defeated 5 Russian counterparts, while the other three French divisions just strolled about the map looking at all the pretty scenery. Typical. Embarassed
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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:31 pm

Are you sure you are playing in the same games as us Kevin? Wink

My division broke through the Russian centre and occupied all three objectives. Our cavalry arrived to secure the area we were tasked to take. Its not my fault if you chose to bludgeon your head against the strongest part of the enemy position in a frontal attack. Tsk, tsk.
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Post  Miko77 on Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:53 pm

Uncle Billy wrote:
Tuesday's battle was a fine victory for the French side. Two, French divisions held off and defeated 5 Russian counterparts, while the other three French divisions just strolled about the map looking at all the pretty scenery. Typical. Embarassed

So you grant me a victory??? That's nice... I'm taking screenshots and Digby as a witness, before you change your mind Smile)
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Post  Uncle Billy on Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:25 pm

I can play today at the usual time, 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT.
Friday's battle against the French showed that with proper leadership, no bridge is too far. Miko had another hard day of it, but sacrifices had to be made for the glory of the Motherland. Maybe today he'll get a bit of a respite. Crying or Very sad
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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:43 pm

I can play today at the usual time, 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT.
Sunday's battle ended in defeat for the French. While one objective was captured after a prolonged fight between cavalry divisions, the 2nd was not, due to a blatant disobedience to orders. The court marshal proceedings are due to begin this week , with the execution to be performed immediately afterwards. Twisted Evil
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Post  Grog on Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:06 pm

What map are we using. Possibility my mate could join
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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:56 pm

We are using the Montebello map. It's one that comes with the mod.
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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:11 pm

I can play today at the usual time, 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT.

If Kevin or anyone else has a scenario, all well and good. I have a PvP scenario ready to go for 8 players, France-Russia 1812. I also have the opening game of the campaign if people are in the mood for that. Its quite a small action on a 2.5 mile map. That can be played either vs the AI or PvP. Both games use maps supplied with the mod so no need for payware add-ons.
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Post  Uncle Billy on Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:25 pm

I'll be there. Either scenario is fine with me.
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Post  Charmead on Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:18 pm

I should be there also

Ready with my injection of mediocrity that I humbly provide. Snatch defeat from jaws of victory
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Post  Uncle Billy on Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:00 pm

I can play today at the usual time, 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT.
Friday's battle was an embarrassing loss for the Prussians. Try as they might to outrun the French pursuers, they were caught and held fast, except for our rear guard. They turned and showed the white feather within seconds of the start, passing the division to their rear. They couldn't get away fast enough and never fired a shot in anger the entire battle. Disgraceful. Mad
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Post  Mr. Digby on Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:36 pm

Lies. Damn lies. You should work for Robert Maxwell. Laughing
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Post  Martin on Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:33 am

I've always assumed he is Robert Maxwell.

All that stuff about falling off his luxury yacht 30 years ago is classic Kevin.  And so strange that he's never posted a photo...........

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Post  Grog on Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:37 pm

Is there a game tonight? I can play and host if needed
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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:56 pm

Yes, game today if we get enough people.
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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:18 am

I can play today at the usual time, 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT.

Shall we try and get the La Souffel map working? I suggest we all make sure we've downloaded the updated version; the one that has intact bridges.
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Post  Uncle Billy on Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:42 pm

We can try.
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Post  Mr. Digby on Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:37 pm

It was good to get the Souffel map working in KS MP. Its a very nice looking map. We just need to remove the huge floating fort markers and perhaps make up a better jpeg for use as the in-game map.

I'm going to do another scenario based on yesterdays game but with the players defending, we'll see what sort of chaos that produces. It was a pity the AI yesterday chose to form a "rearwards" defence instead of a forward one which I think would have given a better game.
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Post  Uncle Billy on Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:49 pm

I modified the csv files to get rid of the airborne, fortress icons.
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Post  Mr. Digby on Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:08 pm

Excellent.
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