Last time we posted a report of his re-fight of the combat around Wachau on the first day of the battle. This time we move to the west and slightly north for the allied attack on the French right flank in the southern sector.
Before I had over to Phil, here's a map of the battle, to help readers to orient themselves.
Extract of the Battle of Leipzig from The Public Schools Historical Atlas (1905) (Accessed http://www.emersonkent.com/map_archive/battle_of_leipzig.htm).
16th October 1813; South of Leipzig. It’s 10 am and the opposing forces are moving into position.
General situation from the allied positions: Connewitz on the left, Probstheida in front and Holzhausen on the right. As with my Wachau refight the ground scale has been reduced so I also reduced the movements only to find out at the end of the game that this had already been done (in my version of Volley & Bayonet) so everyone moved much slower than they should have in this game.
The Austrians finally get into action on the allied right; launching an assault on Holzhausen.
In the meantime; the Austrians are fighting hard around Holzhausen as the French counter attack goes in.
In keeping with the historical scenario (rather than game situation) the French begin to draw off towards Leipzig and Bennigsen’s army appears in force in the east, throwing back French counter-attacks and taking control of Probstheida.
The French infantry is however on its last legs and has suffered from poor dice luck throughout.
The allies hold all the main positions and I don’t see that changing (especially with Bennigsen’s troops arriving).