POLL #1 French Forces Austerlitz

For each Corp please vote once and add a comment or suggested result.

Please refer to this link or the map below for formation locations etc.

http://wp.me/p1yz7I-75VAt8

5th Corps: attack up the Olmutz road.

The Poll format is a little whacky! Sorry about that.

Guard 5 Reserve

1Corps : attacks 4th Corps later in the day, as they fought the Russian Imperial Guard

C Corps Support 5th Corps.

4th Corps Take Pratzen Hill

3-4 Division hold Telnitz- Pheasant Guard zone.

3rd  Corp reinforce support 3-4.

Austerlitz orders and report French part 2

Le prince Murat s’ébranle avec sa cavalerie. La gauche, comemandée par le maréchal Lannes, marche en échelons par régiment, comme à l’exercice. Une canonnade épouvantable s’engage sur toute la ligne. Deux cents pièces de canon et près de 200,000 hommes faisaient un bruit affreux. C’était un véritable combat de géants. Il n’y avait pas une heure que l’on se battait, et toute la gauche de l’ennemi était coupée. Sa droite se trouvait déjà arrivée à Austerlitz, quartier général des deux empereurs, qui durent faire marcher sure le-champ la garde de l’empereur de Russie pour tàcher de rétablir la communication du centre avec la gauche. Un bataillon du 4e de ligne fut chargé par la garde impériale russe à cheval, et culbuté; mais l’Empereur n’était pas loin; il s’aperçut de ce mouvement, il ordonna au maréchal Bessières de se porter au secours de sa droite avec ses invincibles, et bientôt les deux gardes furent aux mains. Le succès ne pouvait être douteux: dans un moment la garde russe fut en déroute ; colonel, artillerie , étendards, tout fut enlevé. Le régiment du grand-due Constantin fut écrasé; lui-même ne dut son salut qu’à la vitesse de son cheval.

Prince Murat with his cavalry moves off. The left commanded by Marshal Lannes, walking steps per regiment, as in the exercise. A terrible cannonade undertakes all the way. Two hundred guns and about 200,000 men were making a terrible noise.

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Austerlitz Geography, Orders Scenario and Historical

Geography

French Orders :

Historical &  At Start Scenario-

5th Corps None, They however attacked up the Olmutz road.

Guard 5 Reserve

1Corps : ended up attacking with 4th Corps later in the day, as they fought the Russian Imperial Guard

 – Support 5th Corps

C Corps Support 5th Corps.

4th Corps Take Pratzen Hill

3-4 Division hold Telnitz- Pheasant Guard zone.

3rd  Corp reinforce support 3-4.

Allied Orders:

Left Wing:

A-GL & 1st Column capture Telnitz

[bottom right near the 3 Corp text]

2nd Column  Capture Sokolnitz

[ in between Pheasant Garden and Telnitz]

3rd Column advance and capture Pheasant Garden

[mid bottom right near 3-4]

Cav to move across the Pratzen Heights to defend Blaswitz

[to the right of 5th Corps FR]

Right Wing

Regiment Advance Guard capture Stanton redoubt.

[just below 5th Corps FR]

Cav to move across the Pratzen Heights to defend Blaswitz

[to the right of 5th Corps FR]

Russian Imperial Guard Reserve

Center Wing 

Capture and hold Kolbelnitz

[just above the lake at bottom of image middle]

Lieutenant General Miloradovich’s Report to General Kutuzov on the Battle of Austerlitz

Translated By Alexander MikaberidzeFINS

 

No. 76, 15 December 1805

On 20 November [2 December] 1805, I was assigned with the regiments: Malorossiiskii Grenadier, Apsheron, Smolensk and Novgorod Musketeer, Colonel Kudryavtsev’s battery company and forty Elisavetgrad hussar to the Austrian troops in the 4th Column. I broke the camp according to the disposition at around 8:00 a.m. and organized column’s advance guard from both musketeer battalions of the Novgorod regiment and grenadier battalion of the Apsheron regiments with two guns under command of Lieutenant Colonel Manakhtin with orders to occupy the village of Schlapanitz, located one mile from the camp.

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General Buxhöwden’s Report to General Kutuzov on the Battle of Austerlitz

Buxhowden of all the written reports does a fair bit of finger pointing.

He also claims to have’won’ or in the process of winning the battle. We would have expected his victory given the odds.

Whereas French reports clearly showed the arrival of the III 3rd Corps driving back, recapturing the town of Telnitz and stabilizing the French Right flank.

In our play this will be an interesting area to focus on.

Could the Austrian/Russo force have won the day? What would Box howden have required to carry the day on his wing?

If the Right Wing and Center had held versus’s attacking  would this have changed the situation?

Translated By Alexander MikaberidzeFINS

[date not indicated] December 1805

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