Monday, 5 August 2013

Pirna. The deployment

Vandamme's I Corps is in the way of the Ostermann-Tolstoy's Russian column, that is retiring towards Bohemia after the Dresden defeat. The Russian salvation depends on the taking of a bridge at the other side of a wood, but Ostermann-Tolstoy is currentnly weaker than Vandamme and must wait for the arrival of reinforcements, while simultaneoulsy the road is held open for the retreat of the slow baggage train. Vandamme has decided to attack frontally the Russians to fix them waiting for the arrival of his flanking forces.

The objective of the combat
The village of Zehista under the Mill heights.
The Russian escaping route
A view of the French deployment area
Both armies are ready for combat
Watch this space!

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