Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Kolin 1757 - OOB for my scenario


Following on from my post concerning the set up of my scenario, with a start time of around 2.00 pm and Hulsen closing in on Krzeczor village, I will now detail the OOB I'm going to use. The forces, as mentioned in the first post I did, are scaled at a reduced ratio to my normal practice. For this scenario, the units represent approximately three battalions of infantry or one and a half regiments of cavalry (counting regiments as 5 - 6 squadrons). I have taken the liberty of slightly reducing the numbers of brigades so that there are not so many one and two unit commands.

We will use classic Piquet rules with our house amendments for large 18th Century battles. The OOB is set out accordingly.



PRUSSIA

Commander-in-Chief: King Frederick II. Rated skilled.
Army morale points: 32
Extra sequence and army characterisation cards: Melee Resolution; Cavalry Move in the Open; Stratagem - off table reinforcements, centre.*

* This card applies to Pennavaire with three unis of cuirassier (see below). On any appearance of the Stratagem card the player may declare that the command will arrive on the next appearance of a Cavalry Move in the Open card - the Austrians see them coming a long way off. They arrive on the Prussian base line anywhere west of Bristvi. They arrive in a column of regiments.




Hulsen. Rated skilled.
  • Two units of converged grenadiers. Rated eager.
  • One unit of line infantry (musketeers). Rated eager.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated ready.

Tresckow. Rated average.
  • One unit of line infantry (musketeers). Rated eager.
  • Two units of line infantry (musketeers). Rated ready.

Bevern. Rated skilled.
  • One unit of line infantry (musketeers). Rated eager.
  • Two units of line infantry (musketeers). Rated ready.

Puttkamer. Rated average.
  • One unit of line infantry (fusiliers). Rated ready.
  • One unit of line infantry (The Garde). Rated ready.

Krosigk. Rated skilled.
  • One unit of cuirassier. Rated determined.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated eager.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated ready.
  • One unit of hussars. Rated ready.

Schonaich. Rated average.
  • One units of guard cuirassier (Garde du Corps). Rated ready.
  • One units of cuirassier. Rated ready.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated ready.

Pennavaire. Rated skilled. (Off table reinforcements, see Stratagem card above.*)
  • One unit of cuirassier. Rated eager.
  • Two units of cuirassier. Rated ready.

Independent units.
  • One battery of heavy guns. Rated ready.
  • One battery of howitzers. Rated ready.
  • One unit of hussars. Rated ready.

AUSTRIA

Commander-in-Chief: Count Leopold Daun. Rated Average.
Army morale points: 38
Extra sequence and army characterisation cards: Musket Reload; Stratagem - three stands of snipers.* Stratagem - off table reinforcements, left.**

* Snipers move up to twelve inches, in any direction, for free, on Native Mobiltity cards. They can shoot as other infantry but only reload on Elite Reload cards. They have a range of twelve inches and an all round arc of fire. They always roll D4 Vs D6 when firing. If a pip hit is scored the enemy unit is disordered. If the defending die is doubled the army also loses one morale point. Snipers cannot be shot at. They are temporarily eliminated (go to ground) if contacted, returning to the fray (placed anywhere the player wishes) on the next Native Mobility card.

** This card applies to Puebla. Historically, Puebla took no effective action in the battle but remained in place, effectively under 'hold' orders, for it's entire duration. But the military possibility of him becoming actively involved was a real one. Consequently, I have decided, Puebla's units must remain stationary until he receives new orders. These orders will be issued, on the appearance of the Stratagem card, if any of the following conditions are met. 
  • The Prussians have advanced to within 24" of any unit in Puebla's command.
  • Krzeczor Hill is under Prussian control  (see victory conditions).
  • Przerovsky Hill is under Prussian control (see victory conditions).

Wied: Rated average.
  • Three units of line infantry. Rated ready.
  • Two units of line infantry. Rated battle weary.
  This command group includes Sincere's units. I have amalgamated them because they were issued with the same orders - 'form the first line on Krzeczor Hill'.
  I have downgraded two units of Wied's infantry in the lead column because they were largely made up of 'single battalion regiments', and they performed badly.

Starhemberg. Rated average.
  • One unit of line infantry. Rated eager.
  • One unit of line infantry. Rated ready.
Andlau. Rated skilled.
  • One unit of line infantry. Rated eager.
  • Two units of line infantry. Rated ready.
Puebla. Rated Average.
  • Four units of line infantry. Rated ready.
  • One unit of Grenzer. Rated ready. (In Pobortz).
Serbelloni. Rated skilled.
  • One unit of cuirassier. Rated eager.
  • Two units of cuirassier. Rated ready.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated eager.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated ready.
Stampach. Rated Average.
  • One unit of cuirassier. Rated eager.
  • One units of cuirassier. Rated ready.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated eager.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated ready.
Morocz. Rated Average.
  • One units of cuirassier. Rated ready.
  • One unit of hussars. Rated ready.
Gossnitz. Rated Average.

  • One unit of dragoons. Rated eager.
  • One unit of dragoons. Rated ready.

Indepenent units.
  • Three batteries of heavy guns. Rated ready.
  • One battery of medium guns. Rated ready.
  • Two units of Grenzer. Rated eager. (One in Krzeczor, one in Chotzemitz).
  • One unit of Grenzer. Rated battle weary. (In Kutlire).
  • Three stands of snipers. (See Stratagem card above*).


Next up will be the terrain notes and victory conditions.

3 comments:

Codsticker said...

Your blog is an unspiration: everything from the pre-game information, the photography, the miniature painting to the reports themselves. Thank you.

Lee Hadley said...

Lovely looking miniatures in this game.

Colin Ashton said...

excellent post Jim. I am putting Kolin on in a few weeks time, on 16June the nearest I can get to the 18th. I've already sorted out the terrain and armies using HoW so we shall see how different the games pan out. Fabulous terrain and figures and some great ideas. thanks