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For this new full game report, there will be no strategic card used. The Coalition player will be highly on the offensive, with the intention of taking Turas quickly. On the French side, the plan is to completely turn the Coalition right.


Coalition plan.
General Buxhowden will be in command of the Coalition left wing, composed of the 1st Column (Dukthurov) and its vanguard (Kienmayer) and the 2nd Column (Langeron). The left wing will have to conquer Telnitz, Sokolnitz and hold the Schloss. Then, it will move on toward Turas. In order to protect the attacking wing flank, Bagration's Right Wing will move to Blaziowitz and the Guard will deploy around the Stare Vinorhady. To link the right to the left, the 3rd Column is to advance toward Koblenitz while Pratze will be hold by Kollowrat's 4th Column, supported by Lichtenstein cavalry of the 5th Column.

French plan.
Awaiting an attack on his right wing, Napoleon recalled Davout and his Division Friant to help win some time there. The Grande Armée is to attack on three main parallel lines : from the Santon to the Post House on the Coalition left will be Lannes' V Corps and Murat's Reserve Cavalry. From Girzikowitz to Blaziowitz will be Soult's IV Corps and the Imperial Guard. Last but not least from Puntowitz to Pratze will be Bernadotte's I Corps and Oudinot's grenadiers, led by general Duroc. This should give the opportunity to have enough space to deploy the troops and attack strongly on the most strategic points.
In a second time, Lannes will cut the Coalition retreat paths, Murat will move to support Soult and the Imperial Guard. The latters will, in a last breath, attack the Stare Vinohrady and help ruin the Coalition center.

TURNS 0600 to 0800
The Coalition starts its move. The attack on Telnitz starts at 0700, the Tirailleurs Corses being pushed back from the Vineyards. At 0730, O'Reilly leads Kienmayer's light cavalry into Telnitz, taking many prisonners among the remnants of the Tirailleurs Corses. However, the French resistance is harsh and a large group of cavalry and artillery is routed after some close shots from the 3ème de Ligne.


On the picture of the situation after a first activation of Davout at 0800, you can see how the Coalition forbid the bridge south of Telnitz - strategic to bring reinforcement. Of course, the bridge directly in Telnitz remains. But sending the 4/5 RAC now by this bridge into Telnitz is more dangerous, because it would leave the possibility for Kienmayer to turn the French line by the southern bridge, left unprotected.

Kienmayer's artillery ends up by routing the 3ème de Ligne : Kienmayer quickly orders his cavalry to pursue the Infantry before Davout could rally it : many men are killed or taken. Around the southern bridge, the Austrian infantry is slowly taking the edge, dispersing the cavalry and destroying several cannons. Bernadotte and Lannes starts their move, as Przybyzcewski, deploying his 3rd Column in front of Kobelnitz.


Here we can see the 3rd Column advancing toward Kobelnitz and how the French protects his troops from the Artillery by retreating in the west part of the town : the artillery will have to enter the city to have its lines of sight. The attacks will be difficult.

On the right, while Soult is advancing toward Blaziowitz, Bagration has already reached the town and set up his troops in order of battle to receive the IV Corps, quickly followed by the Russian Imperial Guard. In the south, the 1st and 2nd column are now ready to attack : Langeron attacks first, putting in line the 3,800 men of Kamenski's brigade against the Tirailleurs du Pô around the Fasen Garten and the Sokolnitz Schloss. Langeron himself leads the attack at the head of the Riazan infantry regiment : despite heavy losses from the Tirailleur sharpshooters, the Russian quickly seize the position : the Tirailleurs du Pô fall back before being totally overwhelmed.



TURN 0900
At 0900, Marshal Soult is ready to start his attack against the Russian lines in Blaziowitz. His divisions formed in a mix of columns and lines, Soult plans to attack Bagration on his right, in the nort-west part of the village of Blaziowitz and where Murat cavalry will be of better help to threaten the rear. The first attack, led in person by the Marshal, sees the 43ème and the 36ème de Ligne attacking frontally while the 10ème Léger and the 14ème de Ligne move to the flank. Dolgorouki's troops suffer heavy losses, but thanks to General Bagration, manage to hold themselves.
[the defensive fire was only a QFT with a French QT of 10. Then, the ratio was 4-1, the town gave +1, both sides used their generals in first line for a final DRM of -3. Dice gave a 7 - 3 = 4 : defensive stack is reduced in its hex. If not decisive, the first attack is encouraging with no losses to the French and Bagration's best stack reduced].

Bagration quickly organises a counter-attack. He first withdrew the 5th Jäger from Blaziowitz, replacing it with the Archangelsk infantry regiment. Then, while the latter frontally attacked Saint-Hilaire's left (where there were the 10ème Léger and the 14ème de Ligne), Bagration led the charge of the Marioupol Hussard and the Cuirassier de l'Impératrice. Only the professionalism and the presence of Soult saved the two French regiment from oblivion.
[Bagration attacked with 20 SP of Infantry and 13 SP of Cavalry which were doubled thanks to flanking bonus for a 46 SP vs 30 SP. Terrain was clear which gives -1 for the cavalry. The QT differencial was -1. Then both sides used their general. The final DRM was -4. Roll was 6 for a result of 2 which would be a complete disaster. The French player then used a tactical card to have the dice re-rolled for a new result of 9 - 4 = 5 which is a morale check that was easy to succeed.]

Then, Murat ordered to charge the line of Cossacks that covered Bagration's flank. The Cossacks were easily dispersed.
In the South, Dokthurov leads a slow but unsustainable attack based on overwhelming Davout with his 24 12-pdr cannons. And indeed, Davout quickly sustained some losses from long range artillery fire, while the troops were advancing toward Sokolnitz with two regiments moving to turn the defender's left, crossing the Goldbach just south of Sokolnitz.
With Bagration's heavy cavalry tired, Napoleon renews the attack on Blaziowitz. But despite incredible losses, the Russians stand still. [Still, that's a second stack reduced with only one unit flipped on Soult side. I do think I never saw an attack going so well for the French...]

Bagration is forced to reorganise his line of battle quickly in order to hold against Soult assault. In the center, the arrival of Bernadottes in the north of Kobelnitz put a decisive halt to Przybyzcewski attempt to overwhelm Legrand's troops. However, Bernadotte quickly finds that his task will be somehow difficult : two Coalition columns are deployed around his objectives and seem more than ready to receive his assault, behind their numerous cannons.

In the South again, Langeron tries to take advantage of his first success and pushes his troops forward. However, the ground is terrible and the moves are slow. Plus, Langeron makes a mistake by sending a battalion of the Riazan regiment too close to Margaron's cavalry, which charges back crushing the battalion.

But while the allies are pretty confident that they have won the fight around Telnitz and Sokolnitz, Marshal Davout starts proving them wrong. Terribly wrong. Napoleon's best Marshal has seen and understood the situation. He knows that as numerous as they are, the Russian troops deployed west of the Goldbach are already exhausted and without artillery. Hence, he directs the Tirailleurs du Pô and the Cavalry under Margaron to attack around the Sokolnitz Schloss while the 28ème Léger - despite its own losses - will attack the troops north of Sokolnitz. In a dozen of minutes, two Russians regiments are crushed and a third is close to be driven back by a crazy pursuing cavalry. [Margaron attacked in pursuit against a fully prepared regiment which chose not to use square, thanks to a +3 attack. But the dice are great : 3 ! Luckily, the Russian succeed in their QFT...] Plus, at last, the first troops from Friant division finally arrive on the battlefield : the 1er Dragons and the 48ème de Ligne.

But the Coalition is still very strong : Dokthurov, now ready, attacks Sokolnitz with six infantry regiments. Davout must risk himself at the head of his troops to save the situation, much compromised. In the end, the 26ème Léger is still in control of the bridge and the center of the town. Worse, for the Coalition, the Vladimir Infantry regiment, despite being greatly covered by the 5 Jäger, is out of control and routed. The men ran through two batteries, saying that "All is lost, to Moscow !" : the two batteries ended up running with them...

Around Blaziowitz, Soult renews his attack. This new attack will be decisive : Blaziowitz is taken by the 10ème and 24ème Légers and hundreds of Russians are taken, many others flees from the battlefield : the Right Wing is demoralised. [very big mistake : put all the reduce units in one stack in the second hex of Blaziowitz which was attacked with a -3 modifier...]

While Dukthorov was facing a dangerous and bloody stalemate around Sokolnitz, Langeron moves forward and orders the Fanagorie infantry regiment - awaiting in the Fasen Garten - against the Tirailleurs du Pô, which are severelly pushed back. However they remain in good order.
In the center, Bernadotte decided to move swiftly to the 3rd Column left flank to force it to move back. Hence, the French Marshal orders the 27ème Léger to attack the hill east of Kobelnitz. In less than a quarter an hour, the Russians are driven back and the 27ème Léger is threatening Przybyzcewski's flank. But this success was of short duration : the French light troops were butchered at close range by the artillery and routed. The overall corps sustained some losses from the 3rd Column artillery.

In the South, while the commander-in-chief of the Coalition forces - Kutusov - is occupied with rallying the routed troops of the 1st Column ; Davout pursues his efforts to counter the Coalition attacks : the Fanagorie infantry regiment - one of the few highly trained units of the Russian army - suffers heavy losses in a combined attack by the Tirailleurs du Pô riflemen and the Chasseurs under Margaron ; the Kiev infantry regiment - another good regiment - is weakened by close range artillery fire and the Viatka and Briansk infantry regiments are severely pushed back with heavy losses by a counter-attack led by Davout with the 26ème Léger.

Bernadotte pursued his efforts too, despite the loss of the 27ème Léger. Putting his guns in position in front of the 3rd Column, he opens a gap in the line, and rushes to envelop the enemy's left flank : the Russians still hold their positions but their losses are extreme and the 3rd Column will not be able to hold much longer...
In the North, Murat believes he can deal the final blow against Bagration and orders a charge...but the Russian cavalry, in fewer number, manages to hold the ground and repel the charges !

Analysis at 1000 : The Russian attack hasn't progressed well against Davout. Yet, there is still a bit of time and now, Kutusov is on the front line to help pushing forward. Davout has sustained high losses and despite his incredible resistance, he will not be able to hold forever. So the Coalition plans is still in order with the hopes to gain an automatic victory with the capture of Turas. The right flank is now held by the Imperial Guard and should be able to hold longer than Bagration. The latter will be used to gain some time. The center should hold without problem : the loss of the 3rd Column is not such a great problem, as Kienmayer should turn the tides and drive Bernadotte back. As of Duroc, its a powerful but one-shot formation : it will not be enough to attack the 4th Column, highly entranched in difficult terrain with cannons everywhere. Main problem for the Coalition is just to quickly kill the remnants of Davout's formation and run to Turas for the automatic victory, while Lannes is turning the entire Coalition army with no-one to hold him...An interesting battle with a very interesting defense from Davout, using every single kind of combat : cavalry flank attacks, infantry and artillery fire, infantry attacks, etc.

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VinceBGG wrote:
...The Coalition player will be highly offensive...

What? Did he have body odour? whistle

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TURN 1000

Order phase : 1 order for the French (Murat -> Stare Vinohrady) - 0 order for the Coalition

In the South, the hour starts with Langeron starting to move forward and desesperately trying to push the Tirailleurs du Pô back. But the light troops manages to hold despite the arrival of the Dragoons of St Petersburg. Meanwhile, Soult gather the 3ème Division de Dragons (dragoon division) and leads it on a great charge against the Vieille Ingrie infantry regiment - the last regiment standing from Bagration's corps. Attacked from the town by the elite light troops and envelopped by the cavalry, the regiment is quickly routed, loosing all its artillery. In the pursuit, Marshal Soult battles the Cuirassiers de l'Impératrice led by Bagration but no side manages to take the edge.

In the vicinity of Kobelnitz, Marshal Bernadotte put and end to the resistance of the 3rd Column which is obliterated, thanks to the close range fire of the horse artillery. Meanwhile, Marshal Murat still struggles against Bagration's cavalry, incredibly tough. The Russian talented commander even considers to lead a counter charge with an exhausted cavalry to save some of his light horsemen. Despite Bagration's cavalry incredible resistance (to be contrasted with the infantry...), the Tsar ordered Bagration to move back to the Stare Vinohrady.

In the South, the battle is still very tense : the 48ème de Ligne manages to drive the Austrians light troops from the bridge south of Telnitz, while the 1er Dragons routs the Cossacks from Kienmayer's vanguard. But Margaron is crushed in attack against the Fanagorie regiment. The losses are too high and Margaron's cavalry is almost completely annihilated.

The cavalry battle around Blaziowitz is still undergoing, and still, despite an incredible advantage, Murat cannot take the edge. Moreover, Milhaud's cavalry division is even crushed by the Cuirassiers de l'Impératrice thanks to Bagration's bravery and leadership. [Napoleon's activation, attacking an exhausted 13 SP QT 10 with Bagration with 26 SP of fresh cavalry QT 8 : basic DRM -2, then 0 thanks to Bagration involvement, die roll is 11] Milhaud's division will be obliterated quickly after by Bagration's counter-charge. But Soult will end this incredible resistance : the 10ème Léger will harass the horsemen from the village, while the 28ème de Ligne advance from the west and Soult charges with the 3ème division de Dragons. The Cuirassiers de l'Impératrice are finally all killed or wounded and the remnants of Bagration's cavalry completely surrounded. Meanwhile, Soult's artillery is butchering the Russian Imperial Guard at long range fire.

Around Telnitz, the Coalition attack is a complete failure : Kienmayer is on the defense with his cavalry surrounded by the III Corps dragoons and new regiments from Friant's division are arriving and the battlefield and entering Telnitz by the South, soon ready to start counter-attacking. At Sokolnitz, the Tirailleurs du Pô (or what remains of them) falls back into the western suburbs while the 14/5 RAP is still dealing a heavy price to the Russian for each meter.

In the center, Bernadotte reorganises his line of battle to face the 5th Column and its nice cavalry regiments and orders division Rivaud to take the westerly position of the 4th Column. This attack will be a complete disaster with one regiment routed after being shot at very close range by the Russian artillery and one battalion severely repulsed.

At Sokolnitz, thanks to a grand battery gathered by Langeron which will break havoc in the 26ème Léger lines, the French troops defending the town are routed. Langeron will quickly send the Viborg regiment to stop them and deal a final blow with the St-Petersburg dragoons. Davout escaped miraculously from the slaughter. And at last, the Riazan first battalion is able to kill the last defenders of the Tirailleurs du Pô : Sokolnitz has fallen to the Russian columns. Back in the center, Lichtenstein orders his cavalry forward, after his horse artillery opened several large gaps into the French I Corps. In a quarter an hour, despite losses among the excellent Kaiser kurassier regiment, the division Drouet is all taken, killed and routed. Even Marshal Bernadotte is captured. On the road between Kobelnitz and Sokolnitz, the 18ème de Ligne, moving south to help Davout, was attacked by the Nassau and Lothringen carabiniers regiments supported by many cossacks. The regiment quickly formed square and sheltered itself against the numerous horsemen.

In an attempt to bring the situation back to normal, Duroc starts his first attack...but the amazing density of cannons in the Coalition line reduces a regiment to pieces...but the Austrian IR 29 & 40 are routed quickly, abandonning their artillery. A good new at last around Blaziowitz where after hours of heavy fighting, Murat finally deals the final blow to Bagration, who is captured with the honours of war.

The last minutes of the hour see another attempt by Duroc which is a failure and an advance of Dokthurov toward Telnitz and the new lines of defense of Davout. On the other side of the Pratzenberg, Lannes has reached Austerlitz and completely cut off the entire Coalition army from its bases.

analysis of the situation at 1100 : There are three turns left for the Coalition to at least take a French exit and try to add to the French losses. Otherwise, the French player will have more than the 300 VP needed to cancel a sudden death. Hence, a possibility is to counter-attack seriously around Kobelnitz and open the way for the 5th Column so that it will try to rush toward Zhuran and the secondary French exit. If this could be achieved, it should be enough to get the sudden death. And if the sudden death cannot be reached, the French should be able to win the battle. But they will still have to rush things around the Stare...

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Excellent work, Vincent!!!
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Fantastic, thanks for posting!
Can you increase picture size?
Many thanks and keep'm coming!
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Sorry, you have to click on the pictures and select the full size to see them at the right size. I don't know how to put the images directly into the post at the right size. Not sure it is even possible. But if anybody knows how to do it, it would sure be cool
 
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TURN 1100

Order phase : 1 order for the French (I Corps -> Defence order) ; 2 orders for the Coalition (4th Column -> Kobelnitz ; 5th Column -> Bellowitz)

The hour begins with a new attack of Duroc's grenadiers which manages to gain the woods south-west of Pratze from the Salzbourg IR 23. Confident of what can happen around Pratze, Kutusov orders Langeron to move to Turas. At the same time, Soult begins his attack on the Stare Vinohrady. But the cannons of the Imperial Guard create large gaps in the advancing columns : two regiments are routed, another one suffers heavily. Still, the French are able to take a first position, obliterating the Preobrajenski guard infantry regiment. [wow. The French had two attacks going on with a big pile on each QT 8 against a lone unit of 5 SP, QT 8 and 9, each defended by an artillery. First roll is 2 : use of card to reroll. Roll of 5, the stack hold and will win the melee. Second roll is 5 also, the stack routs !]. These lucky shots from the Russian artillery will soon prove to be exceptionnal, as the artillery will quickly show its limits...[activation of Constantin, 5 artillery fires : 10, 10, 10, 10, 11...better to put the ammunition in the cannon before firing...] However, the counter-attack of the infantry of the Russian Imperial Guard gives far more results but the French retreat in order. Better, a grand battery assembled by Soult manages to hold while attacked by the Jägers of the Guard.



Analysys of Turn 1100 : Nothing to say...the turn was really really quick ! Not a good one for the Coalition obviously.

TURN 1200

Order phase : 1 order for the French (V Corps -> Stare Vinohrady) ; 0 order for the Coalition

A grand charge of the 5th Column begins at 1200 against the I Corps, weakened by several hours of fighting. But if the 8ème de Ligne is routed, the 45ème de Ligne (still fresh) will resist all assaults despite being encircled by the Coalition cavalry. Around Blaziowitz, Soult tries to renew its attacks. But the Guard is tough and pays an heavy price for their resistance.
However, Soult situation is suddently tricky after his charge at the head of the 3ème division de Dragons : attacked on its rear by the whole Guard Cavalry of Constantin, the battle seems desesperate. But that was without considering the Marshal's bravery : as tough as could be Bagration earlier, Soult will lead the Dragons in an incredible - but true - cavalry battle and eventually rout half of the Guard Cavalry !
At this moment, the French player needs Napoleon for two things but has only one activation left... : rallying Soult's piles and ordering the Imperial Guard to attack the Stare Vinorhady...In the end, there's no much choice, it will be rallying...

In the South, while Langeron is now moving toward Turas, Marshal Davout is seriously counter-attacking, taking back Telnitz from Kienmayer. But his cavalry fails to crush three weakened russian regiments from the 1st Column. Seeing that the situation can become difficult if nothing is done, Kutusov draws his sword and direct the Nouvelle Ingrie and the Moscow infantry regiments against the 15ème Léger in Telnitz. But the French light troops, deployed in skirmishers all around the place, will almost kill the Russian commander-in-chief : his troops will quickly move back to save Kutusov ! [defensive fire was a natural 2 with a 11 to the QFT which was not a rout thanks to Kutusov and the special result roll was 6 for no result]

In the North, Soult pursues his efforts : two regiments attack the horse artillery batteries covering Constantin's right, while two elite regiments attack in the center against the Grenadiers, 500 yards west of the Stare Vinohrady. Soult himself decides to charge the Austrian troops on his rear : their morale is very low and should easily be butchered and routed, letting Soult escape from the deadly trap. On the right of the Russian line, the attack doesn't go that well : only one battery is forced to retreat, loosing 3 cannons. In the center, the French light troops are very precise and the Grenadiers of the Guard do suffer a lot, but still hold their position. However, for Soult, it is close to disaster : the Marshal himself is shot and falls from his horse, quickly rescued by his Aide de Camp.

Around Pratze, Kollowrat has started his own advance pushing Duroc's Grenadiers back. However, it should be noticed that the Grenadiers didn't suffer any losses during these fights. Duroc even launch a quick counter-attacking, slaughtering the very good Petite Russie regiment, which will manage to hold the ground despite enormous losses.

Meanwhile, Langeron's cavalry reached Turas suburbs while the Russian Imperial Guard - weakened but still with an incredible artillery, drove the IV Corps back. Only the 3ème division de Dragons managed to repel the Guard Cavalry counter-attacks.



Analysis of the situation at 1300 : we're approaching from the decision. One turn is left for the Coalition. The Losses haven't been counted yet, but are really high and I am pretty sure that it will be almost impossible to have the Sudden death available. Plus, Davout managed to take back one objective. On the other hand, the coalition still has a chance to do something against Duroc, Bernadotte and Soult : the latter is encircled against the Chevalier Gardes with the two third of his corps routed. But the French Imperial Guard hasn't fought yet and the cannons of its russian counterpart will be the only line of defense when it will move on : the Stare should fall during the 1300 turn.
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TURN 1300

Order phase : 1 order for the French (Imperial Guard -> Stare Vinohrady) - 2 orders for the Coalition (Imperial Guard -> Defence)

Lichtenstein takes the initiative by strongly attacking the remnants of the I Corps. Only the 54ème de Ligne still barelly holds the line, completely encircled by the 5th Column. At the same moment, Davout tries to push Kutusov back from the Vineyards east of Telnitz, but fails. However, the 19ème Dragons and the 3ème de ligne manage to take back the crossing west of the two strategic villages. Not for long, as the 1/7 Jägers takes it back five minutes later. Around Telnitz, the Russians are pushing forward but still can't take the town back, heavily defended by Davout. Without even mentionning the arrival of the 108ème de Ligne and the Elite companies of the 15ème Léger.
In the North, Murat is gathering his cavalry for the grand charge against the batteries covering the Stare Vinohrady.




At this moment, it is already the end of turn. Now is time to see whether the suddent death victory conditions are met or not. I would say no, but let's count.
French VP :
6 Geographic hexes = 120 VP
2 Russian exits = 200 VP
2 French exits = 200 VP
Losses = Infantry 133 VP ; Cavalry 96 VP ; Artillery 90 VP ; Routed units 27 VP
Bagration captured = 20 VP
Total French VP = 886 VP

Coalition VP :
8 Geographic hexes = 160 VP
Losses = Infantry 104 VP ; Cavalry 40 VP ; Cavalry 18 VP
Soult injured = 10 VP
Total Coalition VP = 332 VP

French has 554 VP more than the Coalition and furthermore, controls Austerlitz, forfeiting the sudden death victory conditions. It is undeniable that the Coalition has lost the game at this stage : the Coalition will not score much more VPs while the French could easily win a bunch more.
But lets have a look at what the Coalition could have achieved if there were not three very quick turns that greatly favored the French player in this clock game. The Coalition could have taken Zhuran and the French exit in the vicinity with Lichtenstein cavalry, butchering some of the I Corps troops that remained there [+146 VP Coalition -120 VP France] ; it would sure have ended up by taking back Telnitz from Davout [+42 VP Coalition -20 VP France]. And maybe a counter-attack by the whole Russian Guard cavalry would have been possible with the destruction of 15 SP worth of good cavalry [+30 VP Coalition]. Let say that the French would have destroyed the artillery on the right of Constantin and taken the Stare Vinohrady [+44 VP France -20 VP Coalition]. At this moment the Coalition player would have controlled 10 objectives against 8 French with a differential in VP of 260 VP in favor of the French player : sudden death condition would apply with a Coalition marginal victory.
Yet, it didn't happen and we can say that Bagration initial order was dangerous as it left a high way for Lannes to rush the objectives. Sure, the battle would have been different if the French did have to fight Bagration to threaten the lines of communications = The coalition would have certainly lost the northern exit but saved Austerlitz ; with a quick loss of both the Stare Vinorhady and Blaziowitz.
Anyway, the final point is : against an aggressive French player, knowing the game, if you want to have fun with the Coalition by winning via the Sudden death conditions, you have to accept to risk all your army in a game of bluff : you must send enough troops to overwhelm the French where you want to attack him while also sacrificing troops for time where the French will attack -> cover the main objectives areas and your lines of communications.


I hope you enjoyed this quick AAR. I intend not to continue this game as the overall Coalition plan has completely failed. But if anyway you want to see the final result, just drop a comment.
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VinceBGG wrote:
Sorry, you have to click on the pictures and select the full size to see them at the right size. I don't know how to put the images directly into the post at the right size. Not sure it is even possible. But if anybody knows how to do it, it would sure be cool

Try this: when you upload the photo, it gives you a tag like this:

["ImageID=some_number"] (I have put quotation marks in there to prevent BGG from interpreting this as a real image tag.)

If you will add the word "large" immediately after the number value, it will protray the photo in a large size. Other terms that work are: micro/square/small/medium/large/original
With modern cameras, "original" is pretty obnoxiously large and so is not recommended. "Large" offers zoom in and out buttons that give the reader easy access to an even larger version.
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VinceBGG wrote:
Sorry, you have to click on the pictures and select the full size to see them at the right size. I don't know how to put the images directly into the post at the right size. Not sure it is even possible. But if anybody knows how to do it, it would sure be cool


Not a problem -- smaller pictures make the text easier to read in my opinion, and its no big deal to click on pics to enlarge and go back and forth to text as desired.
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