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Malefric Inactive Member06 Jan 2015 5:22 a.m. PST

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Research is done on maneuvers for several the combats at
"Eichberg" and Konigswartha just prior to Bautzen in 1813.

Should end up with four scenarios, two historical and two counter-factual "what if?"s at the end of this series along with several playtests.

marshalGreg06 Jan 2015 2:08 p.m. PST

Very interesting malefric!
I have Scotty's book and never gotten to that period yet. Look forward to the upcoming reports!

MG

Malefric Inactive Member07 Jan 2015 4:42 a.m. PST

Thanks. I was surprised by the size of the forces involved in these minor combats on the day before Bautzen begins.

Konigswartha is up:
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This is the more minor of the two historical scenarios and someone less apt to gaming as described in blog. I will hopefully get Eichberg done by the end of the week which we did a play through with.

Malefric Inactive Member11 Jan 2015 11:49 p.m. PST

Eichberg is up: link

Next up finally some battle reports.

Malefric Inactive Member12 Jan 2015 1:27 p.m. PST

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Found new local historical society's summary and photos for eichberg and kinigswartha. The account varies somewhat from the historians cited in my first post and finally identifies the location of the Eichberg.

Hopefully this posts, had difficulty getting the boards to work this morning.

Malefric Inactive Member22 Jan 2015 4:00 a.m. PST

Eichberg Playtest AAR is up:

(I should have cross-posted this scenario thread in battlereports to)

TMP AAR Thread Link:
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Direct Blog link:
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James Arnold30 Jan 2015 5:37 a.m. PST

Dear All,

I agree with Malefric,so much so that I will be speaking on this topic at Cold Wars in connection with the release of my new book "Napoleon 1813: Decision at Bautzen"

Saturday: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Convergence on Bautzen: The Combats of Königswartha and Weissig

Drawing upon three years of work devoted to Napoleon 1813: Decision at Bautzen, author James R. Arnold describes the buildup to the pivotal Battle of Bautzen. Historians have overlooked the influence of a pair of sharp combats that took place one day before the battle. Napoleon depended on Marshal Ney's flanking force to arrive on the field and sever the allied line of retreat. In an audacious stroke, the allies launched a pre-emptive strike against Ney. The surprise attack shattered an entire division and checked Ney's march. How this happened and what it meant, including tidbits from the Russian State Archives with special focus on the combat capacities of the rival forces.

The Emperors Own Inactive Member30 Jan 2015 11:21 p.m. PST

When will the book be released ?

The Emperors Own Inactive Member30 Jan 2015 11:22 p.m. PST

The computer program by John Tiller Software also covers this battle with a great map and OB

James Arnold31 Jan 2015 3:49 p.m. PST

Dear Emperor's Own,

The cargo ship carrying the books is due in NYC on Feb. 2. Customs Clearance is always a guessing game but we should have the book available by mid-to late Feb. Send me your e-mail if you would like to be included on the announcement list. My email: napoleonbooks.com

James

Malefric Inactive Member03 Feb 2015 3:09 a.m. PST

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The first counter-factual scenario for a combat at Milkel is up.

Next Up: Milkel Playtest AAR and Counter-factual Scenario Two: Milkel-Allied Disaster!

Malefric Inactive Member04 Mar 2015 9:47 a.m. PST

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The final planned scenario for the series is up: Milkel De Tolly's Disaster!

Still have some AARs to put up. Special thanks to Ravenfeeder for giving Eichberg a try.
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