The fifth version of this engagement took a great turn when Hohenlohe and Hiller took the opportunity to coordinate entirely against Lannes, who, strangely, obliged them. Vandamme was shocked to see that Hiller turned his entire korps right, moving away from him and exposing their flank and rear. However, whileRead More →

The French racked up another win when Vandamme boxes in Hiller and Lannes defeats Hohenlohe, again with a battle turning on Gelbmitroterdachstadt. After an initial clash between Saint Sulpice’s cuirassiers and Vincent’s hussars in the central battlefield, the southern sector went largely quiet as Lannes slowly maneuvered while Hiller concentratedRead More →

Marshal Lannes arrived early and looked over the area, he determined where the battle would take place, and issued the appropriate orders to concentrate his Force on Gelbmitroterdachstadt. Seeing the route of the Hohenlohe’s advance in his sector, he knew it was key to prevent them from capturing the riverRead More →

Our second game was marked by French aggression on both wings. Lannes sent forward his light cavalry which was quickly defeated, causing him to take pause and draw up his Force before renewing his attack. On the right, Vandamme did not have an early defeat to learn from and pushedRead More →

Neither Lannes nor Vandamme were in a hurry to begin this engagement. Lannes’s light cavalry under Bruyère gave the Austrians a bloody nose in the south but exhausted themselves. From then on, there was a slow deliberateness to their movements. In the north, Vandamme similarly avoided contact until his entireRead More →

Normally we run different terrain at every game, but at AdeptiCon 2019 we were running two games a day on the same table and decided to see how the battles would change if the variables were limited to the players and some minor alterations of troop locations. So, with thatRead More →

The French opened the battle in the north by immediately seizing the initiative, risking their only cavalry to buy a forward position to deploy while simultaneously denying it to Hohenlohe’s Korps. By doing so, Lannes separated Hohenlohe’s two divisions and was able to prevent them from ever reconnecting. In theRead More →

In a curious turn of events the Austrians arrived from the south and west while the French approached from the north and east. With a battlefield of approximately five by nine miles, the opposing Armies had to quickly decide if they would attempt to fight two parallel battles or consolidateRead More →

Our second game at Fall-In embraced the ‘gutsy move’ philosophy demonstrated by Pajol’s cavalry in game one. With all four players sending their troops pellmel into the perceived choke points between the two lines. On the Austrian right the aggression paused as soon as the two Forces realized how closeRead More →

Four new players opened our initial engagement at Fall-In 2018. As Vandamme’s brigades broke out cross country, three Austrian columns advanced towards his wing. Lannes halted his Force almost immediately and began deployment on the French right, concerned that if he did not push early, he could be screened off,Read More →