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Thursday, June 14, 2012

NAP: TARUTINO 18th OCTOBER 1812 (our Version)



This was a game based on the NAPOLEONIC BATTLE in RUSSIA: TARUTINO 18th OCTOBER 1812 (On a game played earlier in the month by my friends in Scotland link(s) here http://blenheimtoberlin.blogspot.com/p/nap-tarutino-18th-october-1812.html and here http://blenheimtoberlin.blogspot.com/2012/06/nap-tarutino-1812-game.html ) roughly on the Battle of Tarutino 18 October, 1812 played using Black Powder Rules. It was a surprise attack by the Russian Army on the vanguard of the French Army under Marshal Murat approx 65 miles south of Moscow. I based the OB on the troops I had available taking into account to some extent the proportions at the actual battle with the Russians having 2 more brigades and more artillery. What followed at his links are  notes on the troop ratings and BP rule changes, the player briefings, orders of battle and the scenario special rules.




Our Game developed a little differently as Andy deployed his French in typical "British" style of defense his walled manor hous absorbed the French assault much like Hugomont at Waterloo. (my thinking is that the walled manor for a Russian town should be reduced) But mistakes both in deployments and several key areas allowed the  Russian Surprise attack for three turns to falter without much success.


Battle was not finished in 4 hours due to redeployments and other delays in Scouting by Bavarian cavalry.

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