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timurilank06 Apr 2021 1:57 a.m. PST

The background leading up to this battle has been posted.
There is also a map (rough) of the situation on the morning of battle.


Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2021 2:57 a.m. PST

That certainly was a strange battle, with guns playing the central role on both sides. Just read about that two days ago (strange coincidence – again).

Looking forward to your setup :-)

timurilank06 Apr 2021 10:02 a.m. PST

Montlhéry was a chaotic battle with both commanders becoming unhorsed and rescued by their guard.
The three French sources used sketch a better picture than any I could find in English, but the hard task is yet to come, translating the events into an enjoyable game for both sides.

LorenzoMele07 Apr 2021 5:50 a.m. PST

Well, now eager to read the scenario and the game :-)

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2021 9:14 a.m. PST

I read the passage in "The Artillery of the Dukes of Burgundy" and here it seems that Charles positioned his artillery better to to lure the French knights into a charge. It worked, the knights charged, but ran over his forces and conquered some of his guns, which Charles then won back by charging himself. A good deal of the losses on both sides (Smith mentions some 1200) was caused by guns, the rest being a more or less organized knightly exchange.
Well, I should not be surprised that a book on artillery focused more on the usage and effect of artillery in that battle :-)
Strangely, the Wikipage offers not much on its usage.

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