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KS Napoleon Battle Wednesday, Oct 7th, 20:00BST, 15:00EST

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KS Napoleon Battle Wednesday, Oct 7th, 20:00BST, 15:00EST

Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:24 pm

All players will need to use version 1.13 of the KS Mod.


Someone will have to create the story line.

Unabhängige Korps Rüchel: General der Infanterie Ernst von Rüchel (27302 Inf.  2125 Cav.  48 Guns))

 Reserve-Division: Generalleutenant Wolfgang Moritz von Prittwitz (9767 Inf.  600 Cav.  16 Guns)
   2. Brigade: Generalmajor Dietrich von Schimonsky (4000 Inf. 5 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.8 )
   2. Brigade: Oberst Prinz Heinrich (3200 Inf. 4 battalions  Avg. Exp. 6.0)
   2. Brigade: Generalmajor Karl Wilhelm von Sanitz (2567 Inf. 4 battalions  Avg. Exp. 5.7)
   Polenz Dragonerregiment: Generalleutenant von Polenz ADC (600 Cav. 4 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 4.0)
   3. Reitende Batterie: Hauptmann Holtzendorff (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)
   19. Reitende Batterie: Hauptmann Meerkatz (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)

 2. Division: Generalmajor Balthasar von Larisch (8582 Inf.  700 Cav.  16 Guns)
   1. Brigade: Generalmajor von Tresckow (2397 Inf. 3 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.7)
   2. Brigade: Oberst Johann Matthias von Malschitsky (4005 Inf. 5 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.8 )
   2. Brigade: Oberst von Werder (2180 Inf. 3 battalions  Avg. Exp. 5.0)
   König von Bayern Dragonerregiment: Generalmajor von Pelet ADC (700 Cav. 5 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 6.0)
   26. Schwere Batterie: Hauptmann Bychelberg (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 4.0)
   2. Fußbatterie: Hauptmann Hose (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)

 Rechte Seite Division: Generalleutenant Julius von Grawert (8953 Inf.  825 Cav.  16 Guns)
   1. Brigade: Generalmajor von Burgsdorf (4130 Inf. 7 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.7)
   2. Brigade: Generalmajor Karl von Wobeser (2560 Inf. 4 battalions  Avg. Exp. 4.4)
   2. Brigade: Generalmajor Karl Gerhard von Pelet (2263 Inf. 4 battalions  Avg. Exp. 5.0)
   Kochtizsky Kürassiere Regiment: Generalleutenant Joachim von Zeschwitz (825 Cav. 5 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 5.0)
   21. Reitende Batterie: Hauptmann Lehmann (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 4.0)
   17. Reitende Batterie: Hauptmann Schorlemmer (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 4.0)

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Post  Mr. Digby on Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:51 pm

Are these Prussians? What year is it please?

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"I had forgotten there was an objective." - Generallieutenant Mikhail Borozdin I
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Post  Uncle Billy on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:29 pm

Yes, they are those wild and wacky 1806 Prussians.

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Post  Guest on Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:40 pm

WL or SOW?

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Post  Charmead on Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:23 am

It looks like I can make this game Weds. Yes, I know what you are saying: "oh crap, Pat wants to play ... I thought we got rid of him" ... Alas I will be there to brighten your otherwise regular Wednesday
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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:37 am

Mike - its WL. We don't use GB any more for Nap, just other mods like Custer, Reisswitz, Fontenoy now and then. Oh, and ACW. Very Happy

It'll be good to see you Pat.

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EDIT: Here's a quick background story.



It is late summer 1806 and already in the western and central areas of Prussia Napoleon has dealt our main field army a grievous blow at the twin battles of Jena-Auerstadt. The French have a corps besieging Konigsberg in the north-east (off the map) and their line of communication which runs along the Lenczyo Strasse to the main army (south-west, also off map) has become exposed.

The French have built an intermediate supply depot (marked) to support their operations at Konigsberg and have several divisions protecting it in this area.

General der Infanterie Ernst von Rüchel's Korps has been formed from reserve troops and fortress and depot battalions that were on the Baltic coast and has been tasked with capturing the supply depot. Failure to do so will mean the inevitable fall of Konigsberg and the loss of our nation's independence. If Konigsberg holds out more reserve forces can be gathered there and with the hoped-for Russian assistance from the east we can withstand the French tyrant.

Fur der Vaterland! Remember Rossbach!




TL;DR - capture the objective on the Lenczyo Strasse.




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Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:36 pm

Excellent. After we capture the depot, the little man will no doubt sue for peace. cheers

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Post  Iberalc on Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:50 pm

Impossible for me today, enjoy the game lads.
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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:35 pm

Very fun game tonight. The 1806 Prussians are always amusing to command. We just squeaked a victory, saved Konigsberg and Napoleon sued for peace. Our lessons learned from this are that Frederick the Great rocks. Linear tactics and funny hats are superior so we'll carry on using these and urge the Tsar and Austrian Emperor to do likewise. Napoleon is barking up an evolutionary dead end with his silly columns and skirmishers.  Wink

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Post  Charmead on Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:00 am

I think it is safe to say that the major Allied victory on this field is the very spark that will revolutionize Prussian fighting doctrine. As CInC it is my duty to outline the key elements of that doctrine as I relax by the campfire. The main elements are as follows:

1. All plans survive first contact. There will never be a reason to make significant adjustments to any plan once the shooting starts. Ever.

2. The enemy flank will invariably present itself. Therefore our formations should be as brittle, unresponsive and unwieldy as possible in order to prevent over anxious commanders from taking unwarranted initiative.

3. The commander never makes mistakes. Any slightest perception of any possible mistake will be ignored and, where necessary, suppressed

4. Artillery always to the front. Especially in the center of the line. You can't hit the enemy from far away.

5. Endeavor to keep cavalry in between infantry lines of battle such as to prevent any forward movement of the horses. After all, they are expensive to maintain.

I feel strongly that anchoring our doctrine on these 5 elements will ensure Prussian military dominance well into the future.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:40 am

Sir, with respect, you omitted to mention:

6. Silly hats, long heavy woollen coats and tight leather neck stocks. A soldier must be correctly attired at the moment of victory.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:30 pm

Indeed it was a fine victory for linear tactics. It has been shown yet again, no one can withstand the genius of Frederick, certainly not some peasant from Corsica.

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Post  Charmead on Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:41 pm

Seriously, is Corsica even a country? Sounds more like a fish or a spice. "Yes please, a little extra Corsica on my salad" .... "Hey did you catch any Corsica today? I heard the were biting just off the inlet."

Since it is clear that the Prussian army will continue to manhandle the Frenchies for decades to come, I am considering a branch transfer and joining the Prussian Navy. There is more doctrine to be written!
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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:53 pm

I think the Prussian balloon corps is probably where the most interesting future lies. At least until Lakehurst 1937...

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