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Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 4:38 a.m. PST

How far would reckon the main supply and rear rea zone would be from the forward edge of the battle?
Probably in travel time for wagons than km, as rod net and terrain would be a huge factor.
As I have a table which makes it a 11km deep game zone, I think esp in defense scenarios it might be relevant.
So where to put these wgons, camps ambulances etc. Chrome.

Personal logo McLaddie Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 8:02 a.m. PST

One of the things that Napoleonic armies did on a regular basis was to send officers ahead of the march to buy supplies locally, ready for the troops when they arrived.

There were even efforts to mislead the enemy by buying up supplies in a area the army was not going to march to…this was done by the French during both the Ulm and Jena campaigns.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

My "base" or "hub"thing would be to see if artillery is " connected" for ammunition esupply, if the thing could get looted. It can'tbe really too far.

Brechtel19815 Mar 2019 4:08 a.m. PST

Napoleon always had a secure line of communications and along that route would be depots of both consumable supplies as well as the various artillery parcs at the corps and army level, along with the rear depots, where artillery commanders would send their empty caissons to be replenished and where the extra ammunition would be stored in order to be pushed forward when needed by a shuttle system.

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