Is this the longest ongoing "centennial" celebration ever? Since 2014 our club has been playing through the battles of 1914 and here we are, in May 2016, just finally opening the Battle of the Marne! Tonight's scenario represents the action on the far western edge of the German line, closest to Paris on September 5, 1914. Here, von Gonau's Reserve Korps discovers the French are not retreating, but actually probing forward. Like any good German, von Gronau decides his best course of action is a spoiling attack of his own. Heavily outnumbered, he bumps into the French 6th Army in what will become just one sector of the massive Battle of the Marne.
At long last, the 1809 Danube Campaign draws to a close. The church spires of Landshut are in sight for both armies, but the Austrians are well positioned for either a defensive stand or an orderly withdraw back to the city.
"Let us meet them here," announces Archduke Charles on a cloudy, grey morning north of Landshut. Napoleon's Grande Armee is camped directly across from the Austrians, ready to give battle on the ground Charles selected several days beforehand. Was his battlefield well chosen? Is an over-confident Napoleon playing right into Austrian hands? The largest engagement of the campaign is about to erupt with terrible fury....
OCCASSIONAL BATTLE REPORTS, WHEN WE OVERCOME OUR LAZINESS & SEE FIT TO POST THEM HERE!