The third installment of Jerome Bonaparte's ‘Epic Adventures in Russia’. We played this one a while back, but I’ve took my time editing the pictures. Spav took the role of Jerome & yours truly the Russians.
The Emperor has tasked his brother with protecting the right flank of advance in Russia. Jerome has come across a sizable Russian force defending the approach to the city of Mohilev. The Emperor has reinforced Jerome with a Corps sized force of Poles & German Allies. Jerome with his own Corps (weakened by the two previous battles) must destroy the Russians. A sting in the tail for poor Jerome, the survivors of the previous Russian forces have banded together & are marching into the flank of Jerome’s force (a random role for force size & which side of the board they would arrive). We also included a Sub-General for each side, ‘to help the flow of the game’...
Westphalian Corps – King Jerome(CaP -1)
Guard(E)x 1, Muskets x 5, Muskets(M)x 3,Light x 1,
Heavy Cav(E) x 1, Light Cav x 1, Light Cav (M) x 1,
Foot Arty x 1.
Allied Corps – General Slobodovski (CaP 0)
Muskets (Polish) x 6, Muskets (M)(Anhalt) x 4,
Light Cav x 4, Foot Arty x 2.
+ General Baguette(D1-3 CaP).
Total Force = 26 Points
Russian Corps – Baron DooKu (CaP 0)
Grenadier (E) x 2, Muskets x 4, Muskets (M) x 8, Levee x 4, Foot Arty(M)x3, Cossacks x 4.
Relief Russian Corps – General Poppadomov (CaP 0)
Muskets x 4, Light x 3, Light Cav x 2, Cossacks x 3.
+Prince Brewski (D1-3 CaP)
Total Force = 27 Points
(E =Elite troops, M=Militia troops)
|View from behind the Allied Corps|
|View from behind the Westphalian Corps|
|The Russians hold the Valley.|
A strong position between slopes, Artillery on both flanks.
A massed column attack.
|The Poles would attack the main Russian line.|
The Anhalt troops would take the farmstead.
|Ze Germans attack....|
|A lovely sight, massed Westphalian troops backed by|
Heavy Cavalry & the Guard.
|The Polish Infantry, another splendid sight.|
|The Anhalt troops take the farmstead.|
The FULL Russian Reinforcements arrive on the Polish left flank.....
|The Polish Cavalry hold the flank.|
|The Allied Corps will have to fight on two sides...|
|Polish Lancers & Hussars will have to re-deploy.|
|Just what you need on the CaP die when you are attacked in the flank|
& have to re-deploy your troops...
|As cool as Fonzy,|
Baguette is sent to help.
|The farmstead would be an anchor point on the flank.|
But the Polish Infantry advance comes to a halt, under fire of the Russian guns.
|The Polish Cavalry has the quality....|
|The Westphalian column rolls on...|
|However the Russian troops inflict losses..|
|Musketry proves too much for the head of the column.|
|Cossacks are great for those 'Deep Strikes'|
General Slobodovski is the target.
|The cavalry scrap starts...|
|'evens' for the first round...|
|The Westphalian column hits the Russian line.|
|Some Polish Hussars are sent to halt the Cossack Deep Strike!|
|However, that shortens the Polish line....|
|The Anhalt troops are sent to bolster the line...|
|Another Westphalian casualty!|
|View from behind the Russian flanking force.|
|Can the Russians flank the Poles...?|
|View from behind the main Russian line.|
|Again, the cavalry casualties are even.|
|The Polish Hussars destroy the Cossacks though...|