I set up the table for next weekend's Napoleonic game with Battle Command. Here we are looking South across the unfordable Stromschnellen river. The town of Sitzmark, with its vital bridge are in the foreground
A ways outside of the town is the Erdbeerenfeld farm, and the wooded areas of the Hasenhüpferwald
In the right foreground is the steep Mühleberg, and to the left and close to the river is the Harschberg hill.
Following the battle of Eckmuhl, the Corps of Austrian General Hiller became seperated from the main body of the Austrian army under Erzherzog Karl. In this version of history, the Emperor assigns hsi Imperial ADC, General jean Rapp, to command an ad hoc Corps composed entirely of troops from the Rheinbund.
Hiller needs to retreat across the river without allowing the vital bridge to fall into enemy hands. Unfortunately, he also has to get the vehicles of his Corps provisions train across the river before he can start to evacuate any of his troops.
Close up of a Bavarian brigade, reinforced by the troops of the Wurttemberg Royal Guard. The dice dictated that they would enter from the East
Entering from the South is a force composed of a brigade each of Baden and Hessian troops, with some supporting cavalry.
Finally, entering from the West are two Wurttemberg brigades, once again with their supporting cavalry.
Overview of the battle from the Southwest.