dresden (august 26, 1813)
The Allied Sovereigns attack the Saxon capital but Napoleon runs to sucoour it.
The order of battle (OOB) is based on the given by Lamont Anderson (Colorado Springs Games Association):
with small corrections according to the book of George Nafziger 'NAPOLEON AT DRESDEN: THE BATTLES OF AUGUST 1813' (Chicago Emperor's Press 1994). Due to space limitations of the game-table the Manconi field-works have benn not used.
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
|Dresden pdf file|
|Old map||Game map|
|From left to right (1) Dresden at the background up the valley of the Weiseritz stream; (2) Plauen at left, Dresden in the background with the Grossen Gartens; (3) The Weiretz stream joind the Elbe at Friedrichstadt suburb; (4) The Grossen Gartens with the Elbe in the foreground.|
|From left to right (1) French deployment; (2) The cavalry and the infantry deployed in Friedrichstadt suburb ; (3) Dresden and the Grossen garten; (4) Close view of a redoubt.|
|From left to right (1) The von Keist's Prussians; (2) The Gyulai's Austrians; (3) The Russian-Prussian under Wittgenstein.|
THE BATTLE IN PICTURES