A week of careful maneuver led to this--our very own Battle of Eggmuhl! You read that correctly. At nearly the same moment in the historical campaign as the original Battle of Eggmuhl, we've managed to wind up fighting at the same place, on almost the same day. Historically, Napoleon secured a victory over the Austrians, but the circumstances surrounding our version of this battle were quite different. Read on for a full report of the final maneuvers leading to the battle, as well as a photo-filled report of what would become an epic engagement, involving well over 150,000 troops!
Five wet, muddy days into the Danube campaign, the emperor and the archduke have waged a war of maneuver instead of muskets. Not a single pitched battle has taken place but many miles of marching have drawn the armies within engagement range. Will Napoleon or Charles finally strike? (Teaser: YES)
Cavalry pickets have made contact both north and south of the Danube near Ratisbon. Both Napoleon and Charles received some limited intelligence, leading each to realize the other is operating in force around Ratisbon. Will either side be drawn into battle, or will the game of maneuver continue another day?
OCCASSIONAL BATTLE REPORTS, WHEN WE OVERCOME OUR LAZINESS & SEE FIT TO POST THEM HERE!