Just setup for the next battle, in this one I want to test out my new Command and Control HouseRules to allow my Allied forces to engage in a limited pinning attack on the main French position
All going well, the pinning attack in the centre should not be too bloodily contested, so the lower quality Russo-Prussian mob in the middle should survive the action without running off the table in panic.
Hopefully the French will also get delayed long enough to allow the main hammer blow to fall. (Austrian 1st Corps on the right wing)
|Between Jenastaedt and the Allied camp there are a number of important villages and farming communities such as AchtzenHeiligen farm.
These are populated (yay - railway civvy figures !!), and offer class B defense bonuses for combat.
Although solo, I will be playing this from the Allied position, and see if the additional rule variations to attacker intensity do the job.
As far as the plan goes, I think it is a reasonable plan ... simple enough, risks are mitigated and there is some tactical flexibility built into the plan in case of extreme good luck and opportunity.
But will it work ?
For the French commander, I will keep his forces fairly mobile, and avoid serious engagements in all areas except for the Grand battery position. Knowing the deployment and weakness of the Allied troop quality .. I think if I can allow them to destroy one of those central Divisions against the Grand Battery, then the whole lot might just have to call off the attack.
Also with the French left wing, if there is a glaring opportunity to race forward with the Dragoons again and take out the Austrian commanders, then I will let the French do that as well.
Part 2 is now online :
Part 2 - the Advance to Contact