APRIL 20th, Turn 6
JOURNAL: The day dawned with three Austrian corps marching down the road toward Landshut, aiming to unite with the rest of their army. But in the forests just west of Eggmuhl, a corps of Bavarians lay in wait. Heavily outnumbered, the Bavarians initiated the battle, confident in their orders from Napoleon that three-quarters of the entire Grande Armee was already en route to join the fray. Napoleon had indeed spent the last two days consolidating his army east of Abensburg, hoping for an opportunity to strike at the Austrians before they could unite. Could Charles hold Eggmuhl until nightfall, buying himself time to fall back under the cover of darkness? Or would the French overwhelm the Austrians and achieve their decisive victory?
The Battle of Eggmuhl