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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

18 May 1813 - Central Germany

Wittgenstein must hold his main supply depot at Gotha at all costs
To do so he must rally his army and retreat east
However to rally a corps they must halt for a full day
2nd corps is already out of supplies, and will suffer attrition casualties until resupplied
3rd and 4th corps are running low

1st corps hold Gotha at all costs
2nd corps retreat to Dollstadt
3rd corps retreat to Rosdorf
4th corps retreat to I04

Davout must reorganise his corps and his supply depots before he can advance
He has sufficient supplies, but they are widespread
14th corps are almost out of supply, and too far east
All four corps ordered to hold and resupply

Monday, October 24, 2016

17 May 1813 - Central Germany

Davout is determined to hold Eisenbach
However a major redeployment is necessary before he can resume the offensive
5th corps is ordered to occupy Eisenbach and secure the Russian depot
2nd corps will advance in support
14th corps will rally and hold Meiningen
6th corps will hold Haaren

Wittgenstein must decide whether to hold Barchfeld or retreat to Dollstadt
Two corps are in rout and a third too far west and very exposed
1st corps rally and hold Gotha at all costs
2nd corps retreat in rout
3rd corps advance and occupy Friedland
4th corps retreat in rout

Saturday, October 22, 2016

16 May 1813 - Central Germany

The French suffered a major defeat at the battle of Friedland
All of 6th French corps are in rout
3rd Russian corps suffered heavy casualties but are still combat ready
The French have lost 4500 casualties and 6 brigades in rout
The Russians have lost 3000 casualties and 2 brigades in rout

This was balanced by a decisive French victory at Eisenbach
The French suffered light casualties
Both 2nd and 4th Russian corps were routed
The Russians have lost 3300 casualties and 7 brigades in rout
The French have lost 1700 casualties and no routed brigades