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TodCreasey

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Leipzig Lasalle Campaign
« on: March 04, 2013, 06:07:01 AM »
Note this is a work in progress - details to be filled in over the next few months.



Scenario: Leipzig 1813

This scenario uses the Firestorm concept from the Battlefront Flames of War game. As Leipzig itself is far outside the means of many gamers this scenario is a framework for playing the great battle over 5 sessions, one for each day.

Basic concept
Each corps will start one of the areas below. When an attack occurs a Lasalle battle if fought comparing the strength points of the order of battle of your choice - I am using the Grande Armee scenario from Neil Smith.
See http://www.deepfriedhappymice.com/GA_Scen_Leipzig.pdf


If one army is at least 50% larger than the other it should get a bonus support (if playing with one support). Of course you can adjust as you see fit for the size of battle you prefer as you may be playing multi division battles if your club has the resources.

Army lists will be taken from the main Lasalle rules with restrictions mentioned below.  Strength values and lists to choose from will be added over the next few months. If you attacked over a river all supports are reserve whether or not the list says they are organic.

Battle results
Major victory - no losses
Minor victory - 25% losses
End of day/ draw  - 25% losses
Minor defeat - 50% losses
Major defeat - 75% losses

All results are rounded down

Rolling for it
Sometimes you cannot get together so you may want to roll of a battle instead.
Both sides roll a d6 (+1 if you are 50% larger than the enemy).
Difference of 0 or 1 - draw
Doubled opponent - Major victory
Other results - Minor victory


Movement
Movement is one area per turn, Allies first then the French
Both sides may then exploit into an area if they encountered no enemy and there is no enemy in the area
You may not exploit over rivers.
You may not exploit in or out of cities (gray) or swamps (yellow)

Victory conditions
There are two victory conditions
Control of Leipzig
Control of retreat route off of the Western table edge for the French.

The campaign is a major victory for anyone who satisfies two of the conditions, minor if they have one. Control of the retreat route take presidence over control of Leipzig. The game should end by October 19 in game time. Historically nothing happened on the 15th as the Allies await re-enforcements.

Starting positions
Grande Armee (Napoleon I)

14th October
Unit 
Strength
Attachments Permitted  Start 
2nd Corps - Victor
40
Line, LightPleisse River
5th Corps - Lauriston
34
Line, Light, Light CavalryPleisse River
8th Corps - Poniatowski
25
All PolishDer Raths Hotz
9th Corps - Augereau
26
Line, LightGalgenberg
Leipzig Observation Corps - Arrighi
31
Polish Line, Confederation Line, Leipzig
4th cavalry Corps - Kellerman
17
Polish Light Cavalry Pleisse River
5th Cavalry Corps - Pajol
15
Light Cavalry,DragoonsGoselbach or Der Raths Hotzr


15th October
Unit 
Strength
Attachments Permitted  Start 
3rd Corps - Souham
60
Line, Light, Light Cavalry, Dragoon, Confederation DragoonsPartha River
4th Corps - Bertrand
27
Line, Light,Italian Infantry, Dragoon, Italian Light Cavalry, Confederation Light CavalryPartha River


16th October
Unit 
Strength
Attachments Permitted  Start 
6th Corps - Marmont
53
Line, Light, Light Cavalry, Confederation Light CavalryBirkholz
11th Corps - Macdonald
51
Line, Light, Light Cavalry, Confederation Light Cavalry, Confederation ElitesPartha River
1 Cavalry Corps - Latour-Maumberg
33
Light Cavalry, Italian Light Cavalry,Cuirassiers, Saxon CuirassiersGoselbach
2nd Cavalry Corps - Sebastini
24
Light Cavalry, Cuirassiers, CaribinersTauscha
3rd Cavalry Corps - Arrighi
22
Light Cavalry, DragoonsBirkholz
Guard Cavalry - Nansouty (Infantry from Guards list)
44
Any Guard CavalryDer Harth
Imperial Guard (Infantry from Guards list)
42
Guard InfantryDer Harth
1st Young Guard (Infantry from Guards list) - Oudinot
39
Guard InfantryDer Harth
2nd Young Guard (Infantry from Guards list) - Mortier
40
Guard InfantryDer Harth

18th October
Unit 
Strength
Attachments Permitted  Start 
7th Corps - Reynier
33
Line, Light, Confederation Line, Confederation Light CavalryPartha River


Army of Bohemia (Barclay de Tolly)

14th October
Unit 
Strength
Base divisionsAttachments Permitted  Start 
Wittgenstein
28
Russian LineRussian Line, Jager, CossackGoselbach
1st cavalry Pahlen III
49
-Cuirassiers, Russian Guard Heavy Cavalry, Prussian Guard cavalryGoselbach
2nd cavalry - Galitzin
12
-Cuirassiers, Russian Guard Heavy CavalryGoselbach
Cossacks - Platov
9
-CossacksGoselbach
4th Corps - Kleinau
66
Austrian Avante Garde, LineAustrian Line, Grenz, Cuirassier, Light CavalryGoselbach

16th October
Unit 
Strength
Base divisionsAttachments Permitted  Start 
2nd Corps - Meerveldt
39
Austrian Avante Garde, LineAustrian Line, Grenz, Dragoon, LandwehrDer Harth
3rd Corps - Gyulai
52
Austrian Avante Garde, LineAustrian Line, GrenzElster
Grenadier Corps - Hessen-Homburg
66
Austrian Grenadier, LineAustrian Grenadier, LineDer Harth
2nd Prussian Corps - Kleist
72
PrussianLine, Landwehr, Light Cavalry, Landwehr Cavalry, CuirassiersGoselbach
Russo - Prussian Guard and Reserve - Konstantin
98
Russian GrenadierRussian Guard, Prussian GuardElster

18th October
Unit 
Strength
Base divisionsAttachments Permitted  Start 
1st Corps - Colloredo
56
Austrian Avante Garde, LineAustrian Line, Grenzleisse River

Army of Silesia (Blucher)

16th October
Unit 
Strength
Base divisionsAttachments Permitted  Start 
Russian Army Corps - Langeron
75
Russian LineRussian Line, Jaeger, Dragoon and CossacksBirkholz
Russian Army Corps - Sacken
41
Russian LineRussian Line, Jaeger,Hussar, Dragoon and CossacksBirkholz
1 Prussian Corps - Yorck
65
PrussianPrussian Line, Elite ,Light  CavalryBirkholz

Army of Poland
18th October
Unit 
Strength
Base divisionsAttachments Permitted  Start 
Russian Army Corps - Doctorov
69
Russian LineRussian Line, Jaeger, Dragoon and UhlanPartha River
Austrian Light Division - Bubna
23
Austrian Avante GardeAustrian Line, Grenz, Hussars and UhlansPartha River
Advanced Gaurd  - Stroganov
23
Russian LineRussian Jaeger, Hussar and UhlansPartha River

Army of the North (Bernadotte) is left out of this scenario as they arrived too late to participate
« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 04:57:28 PM by TodCreasey »

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Re: Leipzig Lasalle Campaign
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 12:43:04 AM »
Hi Tod, Interesting idea, I've always wanted to do Leipzig. I am working on a similar project for playing the Waterloo campaign in one day.

Regards Phil.

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Re: Leipzig Lasalle Campaign
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 01:12:13 AM »
It's a good idea, especially with the bicentennial of the battle coming up this year. If I'm not mistaken, Le Grand Fromage is working on a set of rules (Blucher) to be employed on a similar scale of things. The comparison with this scenario should help him with the final touches (?) of his game.

TodCreasey

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Re: Leipzig Lasalle Campaign
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 05:57:06 AM »
Hi Tod, Interesting idea, I've always wanted to do Leipzig. I am working on a similar project for playing the Waterloo campaign in one day.

Regards Phil.

So are we - I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with. We all wanted to do Leipzig but there was no way we were going to do it in a day so this is what we came up with after 3 good Firestorm campaigns with FOW.