Today I went over to Dave's to play a 7YW battle and teach him the Honours of War rules. I decided to fight the battle of Lutterberg but swap the sides to be Prussian and Austrian from the French and Allies.
Friday, 7 January 2022
Disaster at Lutterberg
Basically the Austrian are on a low ridge to the SW of Lutterberg and are facing a larger Prussian army who have managed to out flank them with a large force. This should be pretty easy for the Prussians to roll up the flank. I was playing the Prussians
The battle field with the turned flank closest
The Prussians advance on the meagre Austrian defenders
The centre, fairly even although the Prussians have a grenadier brigade.
On the austrian left 2 brigades of cavalry face off against each other
The prussians advance and the Austrians throw in a desperate cavalry charge into the Prussian infantry
THe cavalry are annihilated. With another Prussian brigade to the front the Austrians are doomed
Over on the Austrian left the cavalry brigades have clashed and both brigades are blown. No hope for Austrian reinforcements from here. No long now, nothing can go wrong from here
I launch an all out attack. In honours of war each brigade is activated on a D6, throw a 6 and you get a double move but throw a 1 and you can't advance. Over the next turn and a half I threw 8 1s in 11 throws. My advance halted, the flanking brigade and supporting cavalry remained stationary for 3 moves. The consequence of this is that my brigades advance piecemeal and the Austrians were able pick off the Prussian brigades with greater localised firepower
This happened across the table
and here. The Prussian centre is smashed
At last the Prussian Cavalry as turned up but it is too late and it is a clear victory to the Austrians
It was good day and a good battle but I am never borrowing Dave's dice ever again