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Saturday, February 11, 2017

03 June 1813 – Southern Germany – End of Erlangen Campaign

Tactical Map
The campaign opened with both armies marching towards Erlangen.
Oudinot suffered a major defeat at the first battle near Erlangen.
He also lost a minor battle at Weiden, but defeated the Austrians at Gremsdorf.
The Austrians won again at Erlangen, and took possession of the city
Oudinot launched a major counter attack, but again lost at Erlangen
By the end of the campaign both armies had suffered major casualties
But the Austrians held Erlangen, and thus won the campaign.
Strategic Map
The Erlangen campaign was the fifth phase in Southern Germany between the Third French and the Austrian armies.   It lasted 10 days and there were five battles.  The French won one and the Austrians won four.

The Austrians won the Erlangen campaign phase.

The campaign started on 6 December 2016 and ended on 11 February 2017.

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