Wednesday, 3 September 2008

A heroic death in the battle of Göhrde

The battle of Göhrde (16 September 1813) will the next installment of my Campaign of Leipzig.
It was an un-successful ambush laid by the General Count von Wallmoden-Simborn (14,000 men including the 73rd Highland Foot regiment and a British Rocket Battery), to surprise the small force of the General Pecheux (4,000 men). Because of the lack of coordination, Pecheux was not crushed although he suffered a staggering 50% of losses.
During this battle,
Eleonore Prochaska , disguised herself as a man and enrolled in the Jägerbataillon of the Lützow Free Corps under the name August Renz, was heavily wounded. She seized the drum of a French drum major, and drove her comrades to attack until herself was wounded by a bullet. The field-surgeons, rushing to treat her wounds, discovered she was a woman and took her to Dannenberg, where she succumbed to her wounds three weeks later.
This combat is small in size so it will be adequate for divisional Napoleon's Battles.


  1. Rafa soy Pedro/Propugnator, mira que no encuentro tras mi ultimo formateo tu email y no encuentro un puñetero link en tu blog para contactarte, no se si me estoy quedando cegato jejeje.

    Mandame un correo que quiero comentarte algo.

    Un saludo.

  2. Rafa,

    Did the 73rd Hghlanders actually take part in the fighting?


  3. Ian
    I don´t know, but becuase of their presenve, the 73rd's men were considered veterans. See at