Combat of Greussen    
  16 October 1806    
       
      scale: 1:100, weather = fine, start: 3pm, dark: 7pm, time scale: 1 game turn = 30 min

 

Background:
2 days after the debacle at Jena and Auerstadt, the retreating reserve corps of General Kalkreuth, joined by remnants of the troops under Generals Blucher and von Tauentzien, was overtaken by Marshal Soult's Cavalry. When Soult demanded the surrender of the Prussian troops, von Kalkreuth began negotiations under the pretext that the Prussian King and Napoleon were discussing terms of a general end to hostilities, in an effort to make good his escape with the troops under his command. At 3.30 pm, approximately 3 hours after Soult had caught up with the Prussians, his infantry, and reinforcements from the Reserve Cavalry were approaching, and offered him the means to force the capitulation of the delaying Prussians.

Objectives:
The Prussians must move off the Northern table edge with at least 55 stands (excluding General's stands) of Prussian troops that are not routing nor fleeing, to achieve a victory. Saxon troops do not contribute to this result. Failure to achieve that target results in a French victory.

Historical outcome:
The Prussians got away. Prussian victory.

 
     
 
 
     
 
FRENCH ARMY  uses French system Initiative 3  ( troops tired from pursuit)
                    Army
  troop men sub bn status training stands + 1st  skir- Breaking
  type   units art?   class factors fire? mish? Point
C-in-C: Marshal Soult competent, bold Arrives on turn 2  
ADC competent, bold  
IV CORPS   
1st Division   
Gnl de Div Saint Hilaire superior, bold Arrives on turn 2  
Brig de Candras: 27th Legere & 35th Ligne mix 3000 2   vet A 10/7/4   all 4
Brig Ware: 43rd & 55th Ligne C/O 3000 2   vet A 10/7/4   5 stands 4
12/5th Foot artillery FA 6x6 pdrs     vet   1      
17/5th Foot artillery FA 6x6 pdrs     vet   1      
8
2nd Division 
Gnl de Div Leval competent, bold Arrives on turn 2
Brig Schinner: 24th Legere S/O 1700 1   vet A 5/3/2   all 2
Brig Ferrey: 4th & 28th Ligne C/O 3400 2   vet A 11/7/5   5 stands 5
Brig Vivies: 46th & 57th Ligne C/O 3400 2   vet A 11/7/5   5 stands 5
13/5th Foot artillery FA 6x6 pdrs     vet   1      
17/5th Foot artillery ? FA 6x6 pdrs     vet   1      
12
3rd Division 
Gnl de Div Legrand competent, bold Arrives on turn 2
Brig des Essarts: 26th Leg + Tiraill Corses S/O 3400 2   vet A 11/7/5   all 5
Brig Levasseur: 18th & 75th Ligne C/O 3400 2   vet A 11/7/5   5 stands 5
14/5th Foot artillery FA 6x6 pdrs     vet   1      
3/5th Horse artillery HA 6x6 pdrs     vet   1      
10
Corps Artillery 
16/5th Foot artillery FA 8x6 pdrs     vet   1      
Corps Cavalry  Starts on the battlefield
Gnl de Brig Margaron competent, bold
8th Hussars & 22nd Chass a cheval LC 900 2   vet A 6/4/2     2
Gnl de Brig Guyot competent, bold  
11th & 16th Chass a cheval LC 900 2   train A 6/5/3     3
4/5th Horse artillery HA 6x6 pdrs     vet   1      
5
Detached from the Cavalry Reserve
4th Dragoon Division
Gnl de Div Sahuc competent, bold Arrives on turn 2
1st Brigade: 17th & 27th Dragoons MC 1280 2   train A 8/6/4     4
Brig Laplanche: 18th & 19th Dragoons MC 1280 2   train A 8/6/4     4
3rd Brigade: 15th & 25th Dragoons MC 1280 2   train A 8/6/4     4
Horse Artillery too few guns to record a stand          
12
 
     
 
PRUSSIAN ARMY  uses Prussian system Initiative 3
                    Army
  troop men sub bn status training stands + 1st  skir- Breaking
  type   units art?   class factors fire? mish? Point
 
C-in-C: Gnl Ltnt von Kalkreuth competent, cautious  
ADC competent, bold  
 
RESERVE KORPS   
1st Reserve Div   
Gnl Ltnt von Kuhnheim competent, bold  
Brigade von Pletz   
Grenadier bns von Rabiel & Prinz August C/O 1200 1   vet A 5/3/2     2
Musketeer regiment Konig  C/O 1200 1 yes train B 5/4/2     2
Alkier Howitzer Battery FA 6x6" how     vet   1      
Brig v. Hirschfeld   
Grd Grenadiers, Lifeguard & Guard regts C/O 2400 2   vet A 9/6/4     4
Foot Artillery  too few guns to record a stand          
Cav Brig v Kraft   
Garde du Korps HC 750 1   vet A 5/3/2     2
Gendarmes HC 750 1   train B 5/4/2     2
Kurassiers von Beeren HC 750 1   train B 5/4/2     2
Scholten Horse Artillery HA 6x4 pdr     vet   1      
14
2nd Reserve Div 
Gnl von Arnim competent, bold
Brig v Malschitsky 
Grenadier bns von Schlieffen & Hulsen C/O 1200 1   vet A 5/3/2     2
Musketeer regiment Zenge C/O 1200 1 yes train B 5/4/2     2
Von Bychelberg Foot Artillery FA 8x8 pdr     vet   1      
Brig von Zenge   
Grenadier bns Gaudy & Osten C/O 1200 1   vet A 5/3/2     2
Musketeer regiments Arnim & Pirch C/O 2400 1 yes train B 9/7/5     5
Heiden Foot Artillery FA 8x8 pdr     vet   1      
11
Avant Garde Div 
Gnl Maj von Blucher competent, rash, charismatic
Wurttemburg Hussars LC 700 1   train B 5/4/2     2
Blucher Hussars LC 700 1   train B 5/4/2     2
Irwing Dragoon regt MC 450 1   train B 3/2/1     1
Schorlemmer Horse Artillery HA 6x4 pdr     vet   1      
Brig von Oswald   
Sachse-Weimar & Greiffenberg Fusiliers                    
   and Musketeers Oswald & Kloch C/O 1200 1   train B 4/3/2   2 stands 2
7
Flank Korps 
Gnl Maj von Tauentzien competent, cautious
Werner & Kronheim Jager & Rosen Fusiliers S/O 900 1   train B 2/-/1   all 1
Brig v Zweiffel   
Gren bn Herwarth + Zweiffel inf C/O 1200 1 yes trained B 4/3/2     2
Saxon Brig v Schoneberg  
Gren bn Winkel + Rechten & Maximilian inf C/O 1200 1 yes conscr B 10/8/6     6
Cav Brig von Bila   
Prinz Clemens Chev Legers & Bila Hussars LC 700 1   trained B 5/4/2     2
11
 
     
 
 
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