The Battle of Eckmuhl 1809 -
We are playing the scenario from Dave Brown's "General de Brigade" volume 1 scenario book. We aren't
using GDB, but my own homespun version of big battalion DBX style rules. If I ever find the time I will post the rules here on the blog! The battle is pretty straight forward in that a smaller, attacking, elite French
division is trying to capture two villages and a wooded hill that are held by a larger Austrian division. Oh, and the French don't have any cavalry! These pictures represent the first few turns of the game. I'll be posting more pictures soon!
Here is a Wikipedia link for more information on the battle:
|Austrian infantry defending Ober Laichling. These are old Heritage/Empire figures and |
Architectural Heritage buildings.
|Austrian Infantry defending Unter Laichling.|
|The elite 10th Legere have been repulsed from Unter Laichling. We use cotton balls|
to represent "shaken" morale status.
|The Austrians holding the wooded ridge. The commanader decided to move off the ridge and support |
the fight for the villages!
|French line infantry moving from the area around Unter Laichling to support the |
attack on Ober Laichling. 18mm Old Glory figures.
|Th fight for Ober Laichling - The French have captured a section of the village. The French|
are old true 15mm Naismith figures....some of my favorite figs!
|The Austrian counter-attack! All of my 15mm Napoleonic figures are for |
the 1809 Danube campaign.
|The Bavarians - marching to the sound of the guns! They will show up in |
a few turns to help their French allies.
|The scenario book - great scenarios!|