Again the real world is interfering with wargaming...The playing of the SDS 'Kosen' Scenario is being delayed by different and very demanding academic duties, and the Lasalle homonymous Scenario 'The crossing point. Kösen. October 21, 1813' is in the same conditions, i.e. frozen.
However, computers and internet enable other possibilites to "modern" wargamer, that are almost so fun as actual wargaming, for example the research for the design of... another Scenario!
This time, the trigger was the reading of the Rich Barbuto's Solo Scenario 'Attack at Vilna' (available for free download from the Lone Warrior site). The scenario shows a French (Davout's I Corps) flank attack on a retiring Russian (Bragation's 2nd Russian Army) column. The French are player-controlled whereas the Russians appear randomly in the table in different positions, triggered by the French advance across the tablegame.
|Taken from Rick Barbuto's Scenario|
|Movements of Russian and French forces|
G. Nafziger. Napoleon at Leipzig. The Battle of the Nations. 1813. Emperor's Press. Chicago, 1996. p. 62
S.L. Delvaux. Witness to Glory: Lieutenant-General Henri-Gatien Bertrand, 1791-1815. Florida State University. 2005. p. 293
F.L. Petre. Napoleon's Last Campaign in Germany, 1813. Lane, London, 1852. p. 305
F.K.F. Müffling. Passages from my life: together with memoirs of the campaign of 1813 and 1814. R. Bentley, London, 1853. p. 347.
To be continued...