Sunday, 30 August 2009

The Austrians Attack Plancenoit

Played another GdB game today with a mate Mitchell at 1:40 Ratio. The game was Plancenoit which was out of the GdB Scenario book 2. We decided to use Austrians as i had no where near enough Prussians to fight this battle. The game was 24 turns which gave us plenty of both scope and time.

This is a view looking down the table from the Austrian side. Both sides started with a small division each which escallated fairly quickly into a Corps for the Austrians.

The Initial Austrian Attack force starts the advance towards the town. Turn 4 will see some 7 more Battalions arrive to reinforce the attack.

French Troops occupy the church grounds and prepare an artillery battery for firing at the white coated colums approaching

The first Austrian attacks start to go in and clear the outlying buildings of French troops. The main defensive line was sitting waiting for the on rush of Austrians. Mitch's French did not have long to wait.

Turn 4 saw the arrival of the bulk of the Austrian attacking force. I think the French took a breath when they appeared and started to look to their rear for any reinforcements. Unfortunately there were none in site.

After fresh Austrian troops arrived attacks renewed on the main town centre and the church. It took about 4 turns to capture the Church and the Buildings occupying the French Right. The town Centre was captured onlt to have the Austrians thrown out in a renewed French assualt. The arrival of fresh troops saw it safely back into Austrian hands.

The only cavalry to be seen around town was a unit of line lancers and some Austrian Dragoons. The French lancers were lucky to see off an Austrian Grenzer Square only to be driven off by the Dragoons.

Austrian Forces clear the trees in the centre of town and start to move through the Church yard. An Austrian Battalion was thrown back in the woods around the church but once again the French were driven off by fresh reinforcements. Turn 9 saw the arrival of 4 Austriaan Grenadier battalions which added some weight to the assualts.

The town was by now lost and at about turn 15 the French reinforcements arrived. There was another 7 battalions for the

Unfortunately we ran out of time at about turn 20 with 4 more turns needed to finish the scenario. Not to worry all in all it was a great game and a great scenario, one i would love to play again. I hope you enjoy the pictures and look forward to our next game.

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