Engen    
  3 May 1800   scale: 1:100, weather = fine, start: 9am, dark: 9pm, time scale: 1 game turn = 30 min
 

Background:
With Lecourbe striking at Stockach and occupying the attention of the Austrian left wing, Moreau launched his corps against the centre of Kray's troops. The corps of St-Cyr and Sainte-Suzanne were to attack the Austrian right with overwhelming numbers and crush Kray's army. But the troop concentration had not materialised as planned and Moreau found the Austrian centre in fine fighting mettle.

Game notes:
Austrian cavalry operate in single line only (marching in column of march) All Austrian Horse Artillery is slow horse artillery - SHA Because the battle was largely an affair of manoeuver over a fairly large area, this game lends itself to setting up terrain and deploying as per your ruleset. The photograph below gives a good indication of the varied terrain arounf Engen, a country infinitely more reminiscent of peace and abundance than of war and suffering.

 
     
 
 
     
 

Objectives:
French: defeat the Austrians and end the war.
Austrian: repulse the French attacks and force Moreau on the back foot.

Historical outcome:
Draw

 
     
 
FRENCH ARMY uses French system Initiative 4
                    Army
  troop men sub bn status training stands + 1st  skir- Breaking
  type   units art?   class factors fire? mish? Point
 
C-in-C: Gnl Moreau competent, bold  
 
Reserve Corps  
1st Division  
Gnl de Division Delmas competent, bold  
Brigade Jacopin  
14th Legere Demi-Brigade S/O 1450 2   veteran A 5/3/2   all 2
46th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2600 3   trained A 9/7/5   6 5
Brigade Grandjean competent, bold 7
50th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2100 3   trained A 7/5/4   4 4
57th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2100 3   veteran A 7/5/3   4 3
108th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2100 3   trained A 7/5/4   4 4
1/3rd Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
Brigade Lorget competent, bold 11
4th Hussars LC 332 1   veteran A 2/1/-      
11th Chasseurs a cheval LC 448 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
6th Cavalry HC 300 1   trained A 2/-/1     1
1/6th Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
2
2nd Division
Gnl de Division Bastoul competent, bold
Brigade Desperrieres
14th Legere Demi-Brigade S/O 945 1   veteran A 3/2/1   all 1
53rd Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 1800 3   trained A 6/5/3   4 3
89th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 1800 3   trained A 6/5/3   4 3
5th Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
Brigade Walther competent, bold 7
10th Chasseurs a cheval LC 450 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
23rd Chasseurs a cheval LC 450 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
8th Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
2
3rd Division
Gnl de Division Richepanse superior, bold
Brigade Durutte
4th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2321 3   veteran A 8/5/3   5 3
5th Hussars & 13th Chass a cheval LC 650 1   veteran A 4/3/1     1
2/3rd Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
Brigade Digonnet competent, bold 4
Converged grenadiers C/O 1500 2   veteran A 5/4/2   3 2
50th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2321 3   trained A 8/6/4   5 4
17th Dragoons MC 519 2   trained A 4/3/2     2
3/5th Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
8
Cavalry Reserve Division
Gnl de Division d'Hautpoul superior, bold
Brigade d'Espagne
1st Carabiniers HC 435 1   veteran A 3/2/-      
2nd Carabiniers HC 449 1   veteran A 3/2/-      
Brigade Devrigny 0
8th Cavalry HC 283 1   trained A 2/-/1     1
9th Cavalry HC 337 1   trained A 2/-/1     1
3rd Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
2
From Centre Corps, 1st Division arrives at 4pm on left of French table edge
Brigade Salligny competent, bold
1st Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2400 3   veteran A 8/5/3   5 3
23rd Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2400 3   trained A 8/6/4   5 4
48th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2400 3   trained A 8/6/4   5 4
3rd Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
11
 
     
 
AUSTRIAN ARMY uses Prussian system Initiative 2
                    Army
  troop men sub bn status training stands + 1st  skir- Breaking
  type   units art?   class factors fire? mish? Point
C-in-C: FZM Paul Kray competent, bold  
 
Advance Guard  
FML Nauendorf competent, cautious  
Brigade GM O'Donnell competent, bold  
IR 31 Benjowsky C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
IR 42 Erbach C/O 2100 3 yes trained B 7/5/4     4
7
Kinsky Light Dragoons LC 900 3   trained B 6/5/3     3
Latour Light Dragoons LC 910 3   trained B 6/5/3     3
Horse Artillery SHA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
6
Right Wing
Brigade FML Lindenau competent, bold
IR 3 Erzherzog Karl C/O 2400 2 yes veteran B 8/5/3     3
IR 41 Bender C/O 2400 2 yes trained B 8/6/4     4
IR 50 Stain C/O 2400 2 yes trained B 8/6/4     4
11
Reserve - Centre
FML v. Kollowrat-Liebsteinsky competent, bold
FML Karl Lothringen competent, bold
1 Kaiser Kurassier regt HCC 900 3   veteran B 6/4/2     2
3 Herzog Albert Kurassier regt HCC 900 3   trained B 6/5/3     3
Horse Artillery SHA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
5
GM Spannochi competent, bold
Grenadier battalion Flemming C/O 800 1 yes veteran B 3/2/-      
Grenadier battalion Ruffer C/O 800 1 yes veteran B 3/2/-      
Grenadier battalion Fitzgibbon C/O 800 1 yes veteran B 3/2/-      
0
GM Candiany competent, bold
IR 2 Erzherzog Ferdinand C/O 2400 2 yes veteran B 8/5/3     3
Grenadier battalion Schulz C/O 800 1 yes veteran B 3/2/-      
Grenadier battalion Folseis C/O 800 1 yes veteran B 3/2/-      
Grenadier battalion Tegetthoff C/O 800 1 yes veteran B 3/2/-      
Grenadier battalion Wouvremanns C/O 800 1 yes veteran B 3/2/-      
Grenadier battalion de Ligne C/O 800 1 yes veteran B 3/2/-      
3
Left Wing
Brigade FML Kienmayer competent, bold
Wurmser Freikorps 'red mantles' O/O 1700 2   trained B 6/5/3     3
Merveldt Uhlans LCL 900 3   trained B 6/5/3     3
Blankenstein Hussars LCL 900 3   veteran B 6/4/2     2
Horse Artillery SHA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
8
 
 
 
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