My friend, Jerry, was in town recently. He and I started playing Napoleonic miniatures in 1972. Our most recent game, in which my son, Brady, also played, was a scaled down version of Dresden. I've been wanting to play a Dresden scenario for a while, but hadn't been able to pull a big game together.
For this game I cut down the armies for both sides; one French player, me, one Russian player, Jerry, and Brady played the Austrians.
The game was set up as a desperate French defense. It worked well.
|One of the French redoubts|
|Russian Cavalry division|
|Austrian Infantry division supported by a cavalry division|
|I seen confused by the scenario design. How am I supposed to hold off these overwhelming odds?|
The Russians were on the Allied right, the Austrians were their left. Both wings closed in on me from turn one. I received a Guard division as reinforcements and threw them into an attack immediately against the Russians. The Austrians pushed their artillery up to point blank range and started an assault against one of my redoubts. While that position held out, I attempted to deal with the Russians.
|The French Cavalry attempt to defeat the Russians.|
|The Allied line pushes forward|
On to the 1814 battles...