Post by damnitz on Apr 26, 2016 7:30:06 GMT
To recreat the battle of Wissembourg in the summer (5th of july) of 1744 can be a very dull Thing because there were a lot of entrenchments. The French got a bloody nose. They celebrated this fight as a great victory. In fact they needed the complete army under Coigny to break throu the lines of the small force under Nadasdy. To make it not to difficult for the French I put only one redoubt on the table.
all other commanders could be Chosen by dice
French left wing
1 Brigade of two regiments of horse
1 Brigade of 2 bn. of foot
Hessian right wing
1 Brigade of
3 bn. of musketeers
1 ad hoc bn. of Grenadiers (although the hessians had not such bn.s)
1 Brigade of 2 Units of dragoons
all other commanders could be chosen by dice
Austrian left wing
1 Brigade of cavalry of
1 unit of horse
2 Units of hussars
1 Independent unit of grenadiers
Austrian right wing
1 Brigade of infantry of
2 bn. of fuseliers
2 bn.s of Grenadiers
The french win immediately when they cross the Bridge A and hold the crossroad C and Bridge B for one round.
The hill is a very small one.
The stream is fordable (half move) - you can cross the bridges in column only.
The redoubt in front of the village gives hard cover. The enclosure near the small building is made of fences (no hard cover).
We fought it as a very hard battle. The tricky thing for the french is to rely on their hessian allies as they have to hold the austrian horse at bay. The hessians were the most reliable part of the army under Coigny and they lost a lot of men in the bloody fighting in a village during the battle.
The real battle was very bloody for the French:
Austrian casualities: 293 Dead, 343 Wounded, 450 Prisoners
French and Allies: 3.000-4.000 Dead and Wounded, 398 Prisoners