This game was played back in March over a Friday night and Saturday. 28mm using Shako II rules.
The scenario was a section of the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 and featured the fight for the villages of Mockern and Gross and Klein Wiederitzch.
|Mockern in the foreground looking towards Gross and Klein Wiederitzch
|Prussian vanguard arrive.
|My command starts to arrive.
I had command of part of Yorcks' Prussian I corps tasked with capturing Mockern itself, vital to opening the road to Leipzig. Facing us were troops of Marmont's VI Corps. My troops formed the left wing of the Prussian force and the link to the Russians on our flank.
|Gross and Klein Wiederitzch
To our left the Russians of Langeron's IX Corps had the task of evicting the Poles of Dambrowski's Division, attached to the French III Corps, from Gross and Klein Wiederitzch.
The action licked off at 2pm (game time) with our Prussians advancing towards Mockern and it's environs and the Russians heading for the Poles. My troops had the job of attacking the French around the end of the high ground, to prevent them reinforcing those holding Mockern.
|Russians advance on the Poles
|Prussians assault Mockern
|My forces continue their advance
|My assault goes in
|The fighting around Mockern
At 5pm a final assault was launched by our Prussians, which despite a spirited counter by the French, saw the whole village of Mockern finally in our hands by 5:15 and the French finally forced to retire.
A great close fought game with a return to Leipzig and another sector of the battle on the table later in April.
A lot more photos, especially of the Russian sector, can be found in the Club's Facebook albums.
|Orders of Battle