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Monday, September 1, 2014

4th April 1814 – Campaign Diary

Campaign Map
First French and Prussians start Hasselt campaign phase
Second French and Russians fight battle of Bad Kreuznach
Third French and Austrians fight battle of Arracourt
Fourth French and Bavarians fight battle of Besancon
Fifth French and British withdraw after battle of Salvatiere
Sixth French and Spanish, guerrilla routed by garrison of Hostalrich
First French and Prussian Army
Initial corps deployment at the start of the Hasselt campaign phase
Second French and Russian Army
4 French corps attack 3 Russian corps at Bad Kreuznach
French               -  44,200 infantry, 3,800 cavalry and 120 guns
Russian  - 30,000 infantry, 2,700 cavalry and 90 guns
Russians lose and retreat towards Oppenheim
Third French and Austrian Army
Austrians attack French at Arracourt
Austrians 44,000 infantry, 3,000 cavalry, 90 guns
French 44,000 infantry, 3,000 cavalry, 90 guns
Austrians lose and retreat towards Dieuze
Fourth French and Bavarian Army
Four French corps attack four Bavarian corps at Besancon
French - 56.500 infantry, 4,000 cavalry and 117 guns
Bavarian - 52,500 infantry, 3,900 cavalry and 120 guns
Bavarians lose and retreat towards Rougemont
Fifth French and British Army
Both armies are suffering attrition casualties due to lack of supplies
Both are also suffering heavy battle casualties
The two armies moved apart today, and were unable to rally or resupply
Sixth French and Spanish Army
guerrilla block road Gerona to hostalrich
French garrison attack from hostalrich
Spanish lose 30% and rout

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