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MichaelCollinsHimself02 Jun 2013 6:23 a.m. PST

I`m just about to start testing the solo rules for the reactions of the automated, French (non-player) side in the battle of Raab.

What interests me in this are the actual historical "changes of situation"; the points in the battle of Raab at which tactical and grand-tactical events took place that might have led the French CinC or his subordinates to make new decisions and issue new orders, or try to change them by their own initiatives.

If you`ve a particular interest in this battle, or soloing in general, or in the nature of those new "changes of situation" (a VLB concept, but one which applies here I believe) then please feel free to contribute and let me know your thoughts.

With best regards,


If you`re interested then email me for a copy of the rules so far:

MichaelCollinsHimself08 Jul 2013 9:14 a.m. PST

Here`s a summary of the testing of situations in the battle so far:

1. Serras attack is repulsed (after some stubborn resistance at the fortified position at Kismegyer)

2. The French centre and left is repulsed.

3. Austrian Insurrection cavalry breaks.

4. French divisions pushed back (and possibly requiring tests of morale).
These divisions are taken to be in poor morale.

5. Johann pulls infantry back to refuse left flank (the Austrian cavalry retreating).

I have yet to test the following "situations":

6. Austrians come under pressure of attacks on centre (when Kismegyer surrenders to French/Allied assaults) and the French reaction when the Austrian flanks fall back.

7. The final withdrawal of all Austrian forces from the battlefield area.

MichaelCollinsHimself28 Jul 2013 7:45 a.m. PST

With the Raab test completed a little while ago, I will be updating the solo rules when I get back from a short vacation in a couple of weeks` time…

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