Mösskirch    
  5 May 1800   scale: 1:100, weather = fine, start: 6am, dark: 9pm, time scale: 1 game turn = 1h
 

Background:
On 25 April, Moreau crossed the Rhine and invaded the German Rhinelands. A strong feint into the black forest meant to keep Kienmayer occupied. As it was, Moreau used too many troops for it and his feint ended up being held by far less Austrian troops; hardly economy of force. Still, his thrust to Schaffhausen was too quick for the Austrians and he managed to concentrate a large force for a strike against the Austrian left. Kray responded in kind and battle was joined on 03 May around Engen. It was a struggle of attrition. Casualties were equal and neither side gained the upper hand. However, Kray had assembled large stores at Stockach, close to the Swiss border. Switzerland had been in French hands since 1799 and when Lecourbe's Corps struck at the town, its defenders were defeated and the place fell to the French. Fearful now for his line of retreat, Kray retreated. Lacking the relentless energy of a Napoleon, Moreau was slow to pursue. Kray meanwhile, instead of crossing the Danube, had concentrated powerful elements of his army to make a stand at Mösskirch and it was Lecourbe's Corps, again spearheading Moreau's thrust, that ran into the Austrian army in a strong position.

Game notes:
Austrian cavalry operate in single line only (marching in column of march) All Austrian Horse Artillery is slow horse artillery - SHA

Objectives:
French: defeat the Austrians
Austrian: avoid defeat and halt the French advance

Historical outcome:
French victory.

 
     
 
 
     
 
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  
ADC - competent, bold  
 
Reserve - Gnl Moreau competent, bold  
1st Division  
Gnl de Division Delmas competent, bold  
Brigade Jacopin  
14th Legere Demi-Brigade S/O 1317 1   veteran A 4/3/1   all 1
46th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2503 2   trained A 8/6/4   4 4
Brigade Grandjean 5
50th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   trained A 6/5/3   3 3
57th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   veteran A 6/4/2   3 2
108th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   trained A 6/5/3   3 3
1/3rd Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1     1
Brigade Lorget 9
4th Hussars LC 332 1   veteran A 2/1/-      
11th Chasseurs a cheval LC 448 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
1/6th Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
10675 1
2nd Division
Gnl de Division Leclerc competent, bold
Brigade Bastoul
14th Legere Demi-Brigade S/O 945 1   veteran A 3/2/-   all  
53rd Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2098 2   trained A 7/5/4   4 4
Brigade Desperrieres 4
89th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2191 2   trained A 7/5/4   4 4
Det/5th Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
Brigade Walther 4
10th Chasseurs a cheval LC 458 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
23rd Chasseurs a cheval LC 505 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
Det/8th Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
6197 2
3rd Division
Gnl de Division Richepanse superior, bold
Brigade Digonnet
Converged grenadiers C/O 1500 2   veteran A 5/3/2   3 2
4th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2321 2   veteran A 8/5/3   4 3
50th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2321 2   trained A 8/6/4   4 4
100th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2011 2   trained A 7/5/4   4 4
3/5th Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
Brigade Durutte 13
5th Hussars LC 468 1   veteran A 3/2/-      
13th Chasseurs a cheval LC 200 1   trained A 2/-/1     1
17th Dragoons MC 519 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
2/3rd Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
9340 2
 
     
 
Cavalry Reserve Division
Gnl de Division d'Hautpoul superior, bold
Brigades d'Espagne & Devrigny
1st Carabiniers HC 435 1   veteran A 3/2/-      
2nd Carabiniers HC 449 1   veteran A 3/2/-      
8th Cavalry HC 283 1   veteran A 2/1/-      
9th Cavalry HC 337 1   veteran A 2/1/-      
Det/3rd Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
1504 0
Right Wing - Gnl Lecourbe competent, bold
1st Division
Gnl de Division Vandamme superior, rash
Brigade Jardon
1st Legere Demi-Brigade S/O 1835 2   veteran A 6/4/2   all 2
36th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   trained A 7/5/4   4 4
16/1st Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
Brigade Laval 6
83rd Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   trained A 6/5/3   3 3
94th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2810 3   trained A 9/7/5   4 5
4/2nd Foot Artillery FA 3 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
2/6th Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
Brigade Molitor 8
8th Hussars LC 540 2   veteran A 4/3/1     1
7210
2nd Division
Gnl de Division Lorges competent, bold
Brigade Goulus & Bontemps
10th Legere Demi-Brigade S/O 1800 2   veteran A 6/4/2   all 2
84th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2731 3   veteran A 9/6/4   6 4
17/1st Foot Artillery FA 3 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
Brigade Goulus & Bontemps 6
37th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   trained A 6/5/3   3 3
109th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   trained A 6/5/3   3 3
5/2nd Horse Artillery HA 6 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
9th Hussars LC 467 1   veteran A 3/2/-      
9048 6
3rd Division
Gnl de Division Montrichand competent, bold
Brigade Daultanne
10th Legere Demi-Brigade S/O 1200 1   veteran A 4/3/1   all 1
38th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   trained A 7/5/4   4 4
67th Demi-Brigade de Ligne C/O 2025 2   trained A 7/5/4   4 4
5250 9
Reserve Division
Brigade Nansouty superior, bold
Converged grenadiers C/O 1500 2   veteran A 5/3/2   3 2
12th Chasseurs a cheval LC 557 2   trained A 4/3/2     2
11th Dragoons MC 462 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
6th Cavalry HC 251 1   veteran A 2/1/-      
18/1st Foot Artillery FA 9 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
5/6th Horse Artillery HA 3 x 6 pdr     veteran   1      
2770 5
 
     
 
 
     
 
AUSTRIAN ARMY uses Prussian system Initiative 1
                    Army
  troop men sub bn status training stands + 1st  skir- Breaking
  type   units art?   class factors fire? mish? Point
C-in-C: FZM Baron von Kray competent, cautious  
ADC poor, cautious  
Left Wing  
Prinz von Lorraine-Vaudemont competent, bold  
Hungarian & Palatinate infantry C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Austrian infantry C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Tyrolean & Palatinate jagers S/O 900 1   conscr B 3/-/2   all 2
Hussars LC 675 2   veteran B 4/3/1     1
Wing Foot Artillery FA 6 x 12pdr     veteran   1      
Wing Foot Artillery FA 6 x 12pdr     veteran   1      
5175 9
Centre
FML Nauendorf competent, bold
Erbach IR C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Erzherzog Ferdinand IR C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Franz Jellacic IR C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Schroeder IR C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
7200 12
FML Baillet de la Tour  poor, rash
Erzherzog Karl IR C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Von Kerpen IR C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
3600 6
GM Rosenberg competent, bold
Von Stein IR C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Clairfat & Calemberg IR C/O 2400 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Hussars LC 450 1   veteran B 3/2/-      
4650 6
Reserve
FML Karl von Lotharingen  poor, bold
Coburg Dragoons MC 800 2   trained B 5/4/2     2
Modene Dragoons MC 800 2   trained B 5/4/2     2
Hohenzollern Kurassiers HCC 800 2   veteran B 5/3/2     2
Kaiser Kurassiers HCC 800 2   veteran B 5/3/2     2
Albert Kurassiers HCC 800 2   trained B 5/4/2     2
Kurassier regt Lotharingen HCC 800 2   trained B 5/4/2     2
Horse Artillery SHA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
Horse Artillery SHA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
4800 12
FZM Graf von Riesch poor, cautious
Anspach Kurassiers HCC 800 2   trained B 5/4/2     2
Nassau Kurassiers HCC 800 2   trained B 5/4/2     2
Erzherzog Frederik Kurassiers HCC 800 2   trained B 5/4/2     2
Horse Artillery SHA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
2400 6
FML Kollowrath competent, bold
Grenadier Brigade Spannochi
4 combined grenadier bns C/O 2100 2 yes veteran B 7/5/3     3
Grenadier Brigade Beyer
4 combined grenadier bns C/O 2100 2 yes veteran B 7/5/3     3
4200
Right Wing
FML Erzherzog Ferdinand poor, cautious
Austrian infantry C/O 1500 2 yes trained B 5/4/2     2
Palatinate infantry C/O 1500 2 yes trained B 5/4/2     2
Hungarian infantry C/O 1500 2 yes trained B 5/4/2     2
Manteaux Rouges (Red Capes) mixed 600 1   trained B 2/-/1   all 1
Uhlans LCL 600 2   trained B 4/3/2     2
Horse Artillery SHA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
5700 9
FML Graf von Giulay competent, bold
Austrian infantry C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Austrian infantry C/O 1800 2 yes trained B 6/5/3     3
Wallachian Grenz mixed 1500 1   trained B 5/4/2   3 2
Tyrolean Jagers S/O 1200 1   conscr B 4/-/3   all 3
Hussars LC 750 2   veteran B 5/3/2     2
Horse Artillery SHA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
7050 13
Bavarian Brigade
Brigade Gnl Wrede competent, bold
Light infantry S/O 360 1 yes veteran B 1/-/-   all  
Dallwigk & Pompei IR C/O 1440 2 yes trained B 5/4/2     2
Preysing & Bureck IR C/O 1440 2 yes trained B 5/4/2     2
Foot Artillery FA 6 x 6pdr     veteran   1      
3240 4
 
 
 
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