Battle of Golymin    
 
26 Dec 1806
  scale: 1:100, weather = snowstorm flurries, start 1pm, dark 5pm,time scale: 1 game turn = 30 min
     
 

Background:
While Lannes was unexpectedly engaging Bennigsen at Pultusk, Napoleon had planned to cut the Russian army off at Golymin. Buxhowden's rearguard under Prince Galitzin turned at Golymin, and in an astounding battle held off double his number of French until nightfall allowed him to withdraw. The relatively light casualties however perhaps indicate that the troops were too exhausted and weary to engage at full tilt. The French had not managed to bring any notable numbers of artillery to the battle.

Game Notes:
Battle conditions: A snowstorm intermittently lashed the battlefield, and thaw had reduced the roads to mudbaths. Roll a D% each game turn for snowstorm flurry: a score of 80,90 or 100 indicates there is a snowstorm flurry. This ends on a score of 10 to 50%

 
  The following factors apply to the battle:  
 
 
- Movement on roads now equals movement in good going.
- Artillery moves at half speed.
- Infantry reduces its movement by 25mm (1")
- Cavalry reduces its movement by 50mm (2")
- Visibility is reduced to 150mm (6") during snowstorm activity. Fire points are halved if firing beyond this visibility range.
- Artillery firing ball fires at half effect due to the soggy ground.
 
 
 

Dochtorov's brigade:
A source mentioned that infantry from Dochtorov's division was sent in support of Gallitzin as well, and to reflect this detail, the command listed below may be sent into the fray. From turn 3, a D% roll of 0 to 30% is needed to send the command. Its starting position is as indicated on the map.

Objective:
French: Prevent the Russians from crossing to the north of the river, and destroy their force. Russian: Gallitzin may not immediately cross to the north of the river. He must attempt to make his stand south of it, until 6pm. If the Russian army has not reached its breaking point by then, the game is a Russian victory.

 
     
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
French ARMY  uses French 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: Murat competent, bold, charismatic  
ADC: Vuslin competent, bold  
 
Light Cav Brig   
Gnl de Division Lasalle competent, bold, charismatic on at 10am  
5th Hussars LC 425 1   vet A 3/2/-      
7th Hussars LC 575 1   vet A 3/2/-      
Light Cav Brig   
Gnl Milhaud competent, bold,  on at 1pm  
1st Hussars LC 300 1   vet A 2/1/-      
13th chass a cheval LC 460 1   trained A 3/2/1     1
Dragoon Div   
Gnl Klein competent, bold on at 1pm  
Brig Fenerolz: 1st & 2nd Dragoons MC 800 2   vet A 5/3/2     2
Brig Fauconnet: 4th & 14th Dragoons MC 800 2   train A 5/5/2     2
Brig Picard: 20th & 26th Dragoons MC 700 2   train A 5/5/2     2
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3rd Corps d'Armee 
Marechal Davout superior, bold
1st Division 
Gnl de Division Morand superior, bold on at 3pm
1st Brigade 
Gnl de Brigade d'Honnieres competent, bold
51st Ligne C/O 1800 1   veteran A 6/4/2   all 2
61st Ligne C/O 1300 1   veteran A 4/3/1   all 1
2nd Brigade   
Gnl de Brigade Brouard competent, bold  
13th Legere S/O 1500 1   veteran A 5/3/2   all 2
17th Ligne C/O 1900 1   veteran A 6/4/2   all 2
30th Ligne C/O 1900 1   veteran A 6/4/2   all 2
 
Light Cav Brig   
Gnl Marulaz competent, bold,  on at 3pm  
2nd chass a cheval LC 350 1   vet A 2/1/-      
1st chass a cheval LC 350 1   vet A 2/1/-      
 
Attached: Gnl Rapp competent, rash on at 3pm  
Dragoon regiment MC 400 1   train A 3/2/1     1
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7th Corps d'Armee 
Marechal Augereau competent/poor, cautious all on at 1:30pm
1st Division 
Gnl de Division Desjardins competent, bold
1st Brigade 
Gnl de Brigade Lapisse competent, bold
16th Legere S/O 1900 1   vet A 6/4/2   all 2
14th Ligne C/O 1300 1   vet A 4/3/1   1 1
2nd Brigade   
Gnl de Brigade Lefranc competent, bold  
16th Legere S/O 1900 1   vet A 6/4/2   all 2
14th Ligne C/O 1300 1   vet A 4/3/1   1 1
 
2nd Division   
Gnl de Div Heudelet competent, bold  
3rd Brigade   
Gnl de Brigade Amey competent, bold  
7th Legere  S/O 2100 2   train A 7/5/4   all 4
3rd Brigade   
Gnl de Brigade Sarrut competent, bold  
24th Ligne C/O 2800 2   train A 9/7/5   2 5
63rd Ligne C/O 1700 1   train A 6,5,3   1 3
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