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DukeWacoan Fezian29 Sep 2011 7:38 a.m. PST

I've noted a lot of replays of Aspern-Essling on TMP, but I've yet to find a detailed OOB for those games.

Anyone have a battalion level OOB with suggested unit ratings for Aspern-Essling?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian29 Sep 2011 7:47 a.m. PST

There are several sites/books with the OOB for Aspern-Essling. What rules you are using will often determine the rating of the units.

Both Volley and Bayonet and Napoleon's Battles had published scenarios (the V&B one included more detail)

Most start with Bowden's "Armies on the Danube". IIRC there are OOBs in the Gill "Thunder on the Danube" series as well.

Steve6429 Sep 2011 9:33 a.m. PST

Half done so far :

French OOB for Aspern-Essling

Each 'base' represents 550 men, approx 1 battalion.

Allied OOB still a work in progress at the moment.

Good reference here to the Austrian OOB :


Includes information on uniforms as well – handy !

Gonsalvo29 Sep 2011 3:02 p.m. PST

There are scenarios for Day 1 and Day 2 of Aspern-Essling in my 1809 scenario book for Field of Battle, "Blunders on the Danube" hopefully to be in print momentarily.


Battle Report from the Day 1 Scenario (x2)on my blog at:


Volume 2 of John Gill's great book, "Thunder on the Danube" is probably the best English language source; IIRC, we used Ian Castle's OOB (Osprey)when we designed the scenario back in 2008.

The scenario I did uses half many troops as standard FoB would(i.e, one unit equals about 1200 Infantry, 800 Cavalry, or 14 – 16 guns). For Day One, that worked out to 32 Inf, 12 Cav, and 5 Arty for the French, and a whopping 71 Inf, 17 Cav, and 15 Arty for the Austria! For 28mm figures the table was 18 feet long by 6 feet wide!

Last Hussar26 Nov 2018 3:10 p.m. PST
HappyHussar26 Nov 2018 4:54 p.m. PST

Go with the OB listed in John Gill's 2nd volume on the 1809 campaign. The book is available on Kindle or hardbound and is well worth the investment.

Glencairn21 Dec 2019 6:19 a.m. PST

Essling, in the Histoire and Collections series, has really useful stuff at the end of the book. Also includes what infantry regiments the Austrian batallions were made up from.

Erzherzog Johann04 Jan 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

There's always this link

The page briefly discusses the different sources he used (Gill etc) and the different tabs give the various corps, French first, then Austrian.


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