After Action Report
Count Wilhelm Reinhard von Neipperg moves his 5th Austrian Corps (84 AP/ 10 Morale) into Silesia and encamps his forces at Glatz. By this move he covers the Silesian fortresses of Breslau, Cosel, Glatz, and Neisse swarting any Prussian attepts to occupy these important fortress towns. Continue reading
Prussian intantry centre and right wing cavalry
I have been intersted in the War of the Austrian Succession for some time. Looking for a manageable battle to play I focussed on the first battle in the career of King Frederick II. of Prussia. With only some 40.000 men involved in total the Battle of Mollwitz is small. As such it lends itself for a small 15mm project. And indeed I have nearly all the Austrian figures I would need. You can find the Mollwitz scenario adapted for Might & Reason in the Honour forum. Continue reading
Reacently I seized the opportunity to obtain for myself a copy of Les victoires du Maréchal de Saxe published by Vae Victis. I am quite interested in the period of the War of the Austrian Succession. Also these two battles took place near to where I live making them a viable destination for an excursion. Continue reading
December 1740 the Prussian Army led by the jung King himself invades the Duchy of Silesia in an effort to wrest this prosperous province from the house of Habsburg. The young queen is determined to fight for here rights and inheritance. Instead of yielding Maria Theresia prepares her country for war.
Since long I have been fascinated by the epic wars that shaped the history of Central Europe in the late 17th and 18th centuries. There are some very good rules to play the period. I will write more of these in a later post.