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Scenario#: 113     Date: 11/26/1809     Location: Alba de Tormes, Spain

After the victory at Tamames, Del Parque’s Army of the Left advanced from its mountain sanctuary, sparring with French forces. By mid November, Del Parque’s 32,000 Spaniards were on the verge of attacking Kellerman’s 16,000 man force when news of …

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Scenario#: 107     Date: 5/23/1809     Location: Alcañiz, Spain

After the capture of Zaragoza, the majority of French forces in the area withdrew to France, for trouble with Austria was brewing. General Suchet, the newly arrived French commander, led a force of 20,000 men on paper. Sickness, lack of …

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Scenario#: EPIC04     Date: 5/21/1809     Location: Aspern, Austria

Slowed by having only one bridge to cross, Napoleon had less than a third of his army across the Danube, when Charles attacked. The Austrians were formed into five attack columns with the Grenadiers and the majority of the cavalry …

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Scenario#: 7     Date: 1809/05/22     Location: Aspern, Austria

In the Battle of Aspern-Essling, Napoleon attempted a forced crossing of the Danube near Vienna, but the French and their allies were driven back by the Austrians under Archduke Charles. The battle was the first time Napoleon had been personally …

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Scenario#: 315     Date: 5/21/1809     Location: Aspern, Austria

Slowed by having only one bridge to cross, Napoleon had less than a third of his army across the Danube, when Charles attacked. The Austrians were formed into five attack columns with the Grenadiers and the majority of the cavalry …

Commands & Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #3: Austrian Army
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Scenario#: 316     Date: 5/21/1809     Location: Essling, Austria

In a series of uncoordinated attacks, the infantry of the Austrian fourth column could not take the granary, a massive bastion, and pulled back. D’Espagne’s French cavalry, returning from its unsuccessful attack against the guns of the Austrian third…

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Scenario#: 306     Date: 4/15/1809     Location: Pordenone, Italy

On 10 April 1809, Archduke John’s Army invaded Italy. Aware of Austria’s intentions, Napoleon had already reinforced the Army of Italy and sent many letters to advise his adopted son, Eugene, who had little battle experience, how to best defend …

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Scenario#: 4     Date: 1/16/1809     Location: Corunna, Spain

Though Sir John Moore had orders to assist the Spanish army in 1808, he soon realized that the Spanish were beaten and ordered a retreat to evacuate his forces. He managed to keep ahead of the pursuing French, but was …

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Scenario#: EPIC03     Date: 4/22/1809     Location: Eggmühl, Germany

On the morning of the 22 April, a thick fog covered the entire valley of the Grosse Laaber. When the fog cleared around 8:00 AM, Austrian General Rosenberg became concerned with the lack of movement by Davout’s troops. He assumed …

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Scenario#: 310     Date: 4/21/1809     Location: Eggmühl, Germany

Napoleon was about to repeat the mistake he had made at Jena. On the evening of the 20th, he ordered Davout to advance, attack and destroy the enemy before him. Meanwhile Napoleon would take the greater part of the army …

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Scenario#: 314     Date: 4/22/1809     Location: Eggmühl, Germany

As the infantry of the beaten Austrian army passed northwards, Schneller’s exhausted Austrian Cuirassier brigade reformed yet again. They were joined by Stutterheim’s light cavalry, which included some of the very best troopers in the Hapsburg army.…

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Scenario#: 311     Date: 4/22/1809     Location: Eggmühl, Germany

Upon his arrival at the front, Napoleon was determined to capture the village of Eggmühl, using Wurttembergers, German allied troops who had fought very well over the past two days. Capturing Eggmühl would unhinge Charles’s line, and possibly lead to…

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Scenario#: 312     Date: 4/22/1809     Location: Eggmühl, Germany

On the morning of the 22 April, a thick fog covered the entire valley of the Grosse Laaber. When the fog cleared around 8:00 AM, Austrian General Rosenberg became concerned with the lack of movement by Davout’s troops. He assumed …

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Scenario#: 313     Date: 4/22/1809     Location: Eggmühl, Germany

While the Württembergers were fighting for Eggmühl, Napoleon had been building up his cavalry just south of the Grosse Laaber. Once Eggmuhl was secure, he ordered his squadrons forward. Austrian General Rosenberg could see the developing threat, and…

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Scenario#: 108     Date: 6/15/1809     Location: María de Huerva, Spain

After the defeat at Alcañiz, Suchet fell back to Zaragoza to reorganize his dispirited troops, while Blake lingered for several days at Alcañiz waiting for reinforcements. Once his reinforcements arrived, Blake cut west across the mountains with…

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Scenario#: 106     Date: 3/28/1809     Location: Medellín, Spain

General Cuesta’s army was retreating in the face of Victor’s advance after being forced out of its defensive positions on the Tagus River. On the 27th of March, Cuesta’s army was reinforced by the Duke of Albuquerque, and Cuesta decided …

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Scenario#: 112     Date: 11/19/1809     Location: Ocaña, Spain

The Spanish campaign of fall 1809 was unfolding successfully. The subsidiary Army of the Left had beaten the French at Tamames. Now the 55,000 man Army of La Mancha commanded by Juan de Aréizaga was a mere 35 miles from …

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Scenario#: 111     Date: 11/18/1809     Location: Ocaña, Spain

As the French and Spanish armies converged on Ocaña on the morning of the 18th, the French cavalry vanguard under Milhaud encountered three of General Freire’s Spanish cavalry divisions. The French deployed with Paris’ light cavalry in front of…

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Scenario#: EPIC05     Date: 6/14/1809     Location: Raab, Hungry

Archduke John made a fateful decision after his sharp defeat at the Piave River. He unwisely split his army into detachments to defend the southern approaches to the Austrian Empire. Jerome and Marmont took full advantage and mauled or destroyed …

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Scenario#: 309     Date: 4/20/1809     Location: Abensberg, Germany

Davout and his redoubtable III Corps should have been crushed by superior Austrian forces, but instead had won a hard-fought victory at Teugen-Hausen, allowing Napoleon the time to concentrate. Leaving Davout to occupy Archduke Charles, Napoleon…

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Scenario#: 307     Date: 4/16/1809     Location: Sacile, Italy

Undeterred by the loss at Pordenone and still believing his French enjoyed a numerical superiority, Eugene attacked the Austrian army east of Sacile. Covered by artillery, the French moved forward around 9:00 AM and started to push the Austrians back…

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Scenario#: 317     Date: 5/25/1809     Location: Obersteiermark, Austria

Following the Austrian defeats in Bavaria and Northern Italy, Archduke Charles ordered Jellacic’s isolated division at Salzburg to join Archduke John’s retreating forces at Graz. At the same time, Eugene’s French army was marching northeast with the…

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Scenario#: EPIC06     Date: 7/28/1809     Location: Talavera, Spain

Sir Arthur Wellesley crossed into Spain and on July 20th and joined with General Cuesta’s beaten Spanish Army to oppose the French. On the evening of 27th July, the British and Spanish were deployed around Talavera. Victor’s approaching army had …

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Scenario#: 5     Date: 7/28/1809     Location: Talavera, Spain

Sir Arthur Wellesley crossed into Spain and on July 20th joined with General Cuesta’s beaten Spanish Army to oppose two French armies under Soult and Victor. Hearing of the allied advance, Soult proposed that Victor attack to hold the British …

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Scenario#: 109     Date: 7/28/1809     Location: Talavera, Spain

Victor’s reinforced French army faces off against a larger British/ Spanish army in superb defensive positions. The French solution—attack! Ruffin’s French division is wrecked in two unsupported assaults on the British positions atop the Cerro de…

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