austerlitz (december 2, 1805)
The Emperor Alexander was to revenge the Austrian humiliation at Ulm defeating Napoleon
The order of battle (OOB) is based on the developed by Paul Edgar (member of the Yahoo group http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/napsbattles) slighly modified according to the Scott Bowden's book 'Napoleon and Austerlitz: the glory years. 1805-1807' (Emperor's Press, Chicago, 1997).
For space limitations of the game-table neither the French V Corps (Lannes) nor the Allied avant-guard (Bragation) have been used, although both corps are described in the OOB.
The second edition of Napoleon's Battles edited by Five Forks has been used with some modifications:
1) The cavalry scale is also 1/120
2) Units of infantry with less than four elements were allowed to display the French light infantry regiments and the units of the French III Corps (Davout)
3) All the optional rules have been used if necessary
|Austerlitz pdf file|
|Old map||Game map|
|Reserve Cavalry (Murat) and Infantry Reserve (Oudinot's Grenadiers and Old Guard) covering the left flank. At their right Bernardotte's I Corps and then the Soult's IV Corps covering the center-right with Legrand (3/IV) and the cavalry covering the Telnitez-Sokolnitz area|
|From left to right: (1) Napoleon and His escort, (2) the 'Tirailleurs Corses' and the 'Tirilleurs du Po' at Sokolnitz and (3) the Chasseurs a Cheval de la Garde with the Mameluks|
|Left: Austrian avantguard of the I Column. Center: Columns I, II and III descending from the Pratzen heights. Right: IV Column advances with some delay while part of the French deployment at the Telnitz-Sokolnitz area is also shown.|
|From left to right: (1) The V Column (Russian and Austrian cavalry): (2) the Russian Guard in the foreground and in the background the IV and V columns; (3) the Russian Guard awaits in reserve|
THE BATTLE IN PICTURES