hagelberg (august 27,1813)
scenario for divisional napoleon's battles
This battle was fought between the French Girard’s Garrison (or
Division) of Magdeburg and the Prussian Hirschfeld corps. Whereas the
goal of Girard’s force (composed by French 3rd battalions and some
Rheinbund troops) was to join Oudinot in the advance towards Berlin,
the Hirschfeld's force (Prussian Reserve and Landwher and Cossacks) was
posted to the right wing of the Army of the North (Bernadotte’s own) to
cover its flank watching, precisely, the approach of the Magdeburg
The Scenario is loosely based on this battle and is intended for
Divisional Napoleon’s Battles (NBd).
The order of battle and maps are adapted from the Nafziger’s book
‘Napoleon at Dresden. The battles of August 1813’ (see Bibliography).
All this Scenario is a House Rule.... As said above, the Scenario uses
my own divisional variant NBd, that try to translate the feeling of
Napoleon's Battles to divisional combats, without the need to learn a new
ruleset. See the NBd page for a
more detailed discussion.
Standing orders for all Cossack forces at that time included the
watching of enemy units and avoiding and evading, if necessary, the
combat with formed enemy units. However, disordered and supply
enemy units were always prime targets. In this battle the Russian General Czenichev, commanding the Cossacks,
is an independent
combat leader strategically subordinated to General Hirschfel. To be
able to appear in the battlefield (D5 area) both Czenichev and Hirschfel must pass a command control test (D10≤5 and
D10≤5 respectively). After his arrival, Czenichev will depend only upon
their own command test .
The total number of objective points is 193 (NB1) or 77 (NB2) and
the multiplier for the weaker side (French) is 1.3. The objectives are
(1) the Farm/bridge complex (10%), (2) the Windmühlberg heights (20%),
(3) the four buildings of Hagelberg (@ 10% each) and (4) the road end at
D1 (30%) All objectives are French controlled at the start of game. .
Nafziger G., ‘Napoleon at Dresden. The battles of August 1813’,
Emperor’s Press, Chicago, 1992
Smith, D., 'The Greenhill Napoleonic Wars Data Book', Green-Hill
Books, London, 1998
THE BATTLE IN PICTURES
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