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Monday, November 28, 2016

23 May 1813 - Central Germany

Davout still has major supply problems
His army is too far east for their supply base at Kassel
To fully resupply his army he must either retreat or move his base to Eisenbach
To move his base, and complete resupply, will take four days.
He has managed to supply all four corps, but only with a couple of day supplies
Rather than delay longer, he has ordered an attack on Dolstadt
14 corps will threaten Gotha
2,5 and 6 corps will attack Dolstadt

Wittgenstein has completed his redeployment
All four corps are close to his supply base at Gotha
All four have been resupplied with four days supplies
He is aware that 14th French corps are isolated
He orders 4th corps to attack them
Although 1st corps is ordered to support them
3rd and 4th corps are ordered to hold and resupply

1 corps hold and resupply                                          
2 corps hold and resupply                                                      
3 corps hold and resupply
4 corps hold, resupply and reorganise    

The Russians suffer a comprehensive defeat at Dolstadt
They lose 2200 casualties and nine brigades in rout
Their communications to Gotha are cut
Wittgenstein orders 2nd and 3rd corps to retreat east
The French have lost 100 casualties and one brigade in rout
The Russians have lost 3300 casualties and eight brigades in rout

The battle of Meiningen has ended in a draw
The French still hold the city
The Russians have lost three brigades in rout
The French have lost 800 casualties
The Russians have lost 1300 casualties

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