Author Topic: Planning for the Battle of Leipzig (Work-in-Progress)  (Read 3811 times)

Hallarno

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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2017, 10:31:23 PM »
Can't wait really for the whole thing but agreed it's daunting. Perhaps you could release into the wild some "mini' Scenarios that could be played over just one afternoon as a teaser to the real thing.

mikepfanenstiel

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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2017, 09:06:20 AM »
I have been working on our refight of Leipzig.
I use the OSG game by Kevin Zucker as the basis. They start with Parade states and then use primary sources to improve the accuracy. From the parade states, you add the replacements and reinforcements and subtract attrition, detachments for garrisons, etc. and of course battle losses. The units are brigades and each strength Point is 400 to 800 men. Each 5 hexes is a 2' x2' grid at 3" BW scale. If the block is highlighted in yellow, it means that units is cavalry or horse ART. If the unit has a red tint, that means the unit has reduced elan by 1 from the starting elan. That represents battle losses in the last few days. I have include the units that could arrive at the battle on Oct, 14, 16 and 18.  I have attached the map for the 14th refight.
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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2017, 09:09:04 AM »
These are the maps. I think the battles of Mockern and Wachau will have to be separate battles unless you have a 20' x 24" table. I think the fight of the 18th and 19th on a 8' x 12'
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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
Scenerio rules

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Re: Planning for the Battle of Leipzig (Work-in-Progress)
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2017, 04:20:48 PM »
This is the detail map that I am going to use.
Our group decide to game the 18th, give a chance to ammunition resupply and game the 19th.
We talked about doing the 16th at 1.5" BW , but you are looking at 10' x 12' table and if the French Win in either sector or the Allies just pull back some,
it will make for a very different battle on the 18th.
I have tabs for the 18th only OOB in the first post.

Our table will shift the grid 2 BW to the west of the "4" grid line. Our table is roughly E4 to H9.

We talked about Saxon defection on the 18th. Depending on which source, 30 to 60% of the Saxons defected, the rest remained loyal. So parts of few units, Several Austrian BN's & SQ escorted them, again parts of units. In a battle with several 100 units, this was to small to be significant, so we ignored it.

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Re: Planning for the Battle of Leipzig (Work-in-Progress)
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2017, 07:04:24 PM »
Ross,
I have finished my prep for the battle on the 18th. We are doing separate battles for the 14th and two for the 16th (Wachau and Mockern). I think if any of those three were clear victories for either side, the battle on the 18th/19th would not have happened. I have included the maps with starting positions for a noon start. Basically the French pulled back their positions during the 10 AM to noon time slot, so I could fit the battle on a 8’ x 12’ using a 3” BW. I used the OOB from the game, because it shows me where the units were during different days and which ones had suffered losses or were effectively eliminated.  I know some gamers will try and come up with an exact OOB, my opinion is that there is probably not enough info to do so for any battle, so pick one that is close and go with it. I hope the info is of some use to you and you finish your scenario.
 
Mike P
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Re: Planning for the Battle of Leipzig (Work-in-Progress)
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2017, 06:26:59 PM »
maps were too large had to make two files.

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Re: Planning for the Battle of Leipzig (Work-in-Progress)
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2017, 06:19:18 PM »
Ross
If you need any info from me
Just let me know
Mike p