The Austro-Russian Army surged forward in our fourth ESR game of Historicon 2018. The Austrians sought to control the center of the battlefield by screening off Bernadotte with their Avantgarde while manuevering Vincent’s hussar brigade into the center to stop any junction of the two French corps. Lannes took hisRead More →

Our third game of ESR Napoleonics was our second game in the Game Hall. Hohenlohe would move against Lannes, while Hiller used part of his korps to tie up Vandamme; the rest to threaten Lannes’s second division. The French decided Lannes should hold a line beginning on his left atRead More →

Our games at Historicon 2018 filled in the first week, so we added additional games in our vendor booth in order to accommodate as many players as possible. This is the first of two engagements we ran in our vendor booth. This bloody action ended in a draw after approximatelyRead More →

Lannes reached the field from the northwest, while Vandamme decended with elements of his corps from the southwest. Slowed by a tributary to the Danube River, Lannes was less advanced when Vandamme’s light cavalry reported contact with the Austrians of Hiller’s corps. Hiller’s hussar brigade under Vincent was the firstRead More →

Vandamme setup a defensive position along a ridge above a sprawling village with his light cavalry joining his two small brigades. There he sat, waiting for the Austrians to come on. North of him, Lannes immediately deployed before crossing the small tributary flowing north to the Danube. He swung SaintRead More →

It was a race for control of the crossroads. The Hohenlohe’s korps setup north of the cross roads with his line division covering his flank and his grenadier division laid out along a road at the base of the heights. Hiller placed his hussars on his extreme left to provideRead More →

Our first game at NashCon featured the French and Austrians meeting north of the Danube. The Austrians struggled to coordinate as Hiller chose to setup his korps ahead of a stream, effectively hampering his potential route of withdraw should things go poorly. Meanwhile Hohenlohe observed Hiller’s actions and took noneRead More →

Meeting at a river crossing of the Danube, the Austrians had recently forced Lannes to retire and taken the town of Großeüberfahrtstadt. Now the French marshal returned, with the support of General Vandamme who crossed the Danube just south at Kleineüberfahrtstadt. Hiller and Hohenlohe agreed that Hiller would hold GroßeüberfahrtstadtRead More →

The Austrians poured onto the battlefield in three columns, from north to south: Ulm’s line infantry division supported by an integrated regiment of chevaulégèrs, an elite grenadier division, and Vincent’s hussar brigade followed by a second line infantry division. Hohenlohe commanded the first two columns while Hiller commanded the latterRead More →

Both sides took an aggressive stance in our second game at AdeptiCon. On the French right there was significant early success, as the French send their cuirassier division charging directly into an Austrian division that had not yet deployed from its road column. The Austrian infantry was nearly swept fromRead More →