Sunday, June 30, 2013

Overall picture update from mid August

In an effort to give an overall picture of the campaign so far ... without giving away too many details:

Barclay de Tolly
Barclay de Tolly has pushed open a pass though the Bohemian mountains south of Dresden, though that path is not yet clear of French resistance.

The Marienburg battles have been a set of cavalry skirmishes followed by a general build-up for both sides in the narrow flat area near Marienburg.

Then on the 21st of August a great battle ensued, where the Prussians were able to force a passage while Austrians and Russians held off the supporting French allied nations corps of Germans and Italians.

GDK von Blucher
Blucher, using a flank force of Dragoons has pushed a crossing of the Bobr against Marshal Oudinot.

The exact details of this engagement are not clear as of this writing, though it is clear that Oudinot retreated with the greater part of his infantry and artillery, while Sebastiani and the light cavalry performed screening duties and thus were much more wounded.

Michel Ney
While at BERLIN, Marshal Ney has performed a heroic feat, the city is encircled and the defenders either pushed back or retreating, the situation in north Brandenburg and south Pomerania is unclear.

Ney has paid for these victories with his life.

What is known is that Potsdam is not secured and the General Bulow has come out swinging - gaining a victory south of the city and opening a wedge in the French lines.  Whether this will be enough to relieve Berlin is not clear.

 Still not yet seen are Schwartenburg and the main Austrian Armies along with the Allied Monarchs.

 Napoleon Bonaparte and the Imperial Guard has yet to be located, and so remains a constant threat to the Allied planning. 

Where will he appear and strike?


  1. Very interesting! Looking forwards to see

  2. Yes Rafa, I have decided to keep the details concealed for the moment as the players are doing some of the 'fog of war' with their actions and movements.

    So this means that the 'big story' may come in a follow-up after the campaign as something of a debrief.

  3. When this is all finally done it would be super interesting to see how everything moved on a day by day basis.

  4. Most certainly Penalt, the plan is to have a blow by blow account of the campaign ... after a conclusion is reached.