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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian29 Sep 2011 8:38 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 8:47 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 10:33 a.m. PST

Half done so far :

French OOB for Aspern-Essling
link

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 :

link

Includes information on uniforms as well – handy !

Gonsalvo29 Sep 2011 4:02 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.

link

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

link

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 4:10 p.m. PST
HappyHussar26 Nov 2018 5:54 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.

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