The battle of Hanau was an attempt by the Austrians under Fresnel and thier new Bavarian allies to destroy an isolated column of the retreating French army who had just suffered massive losses at Leipzig a few days before as they retired on Framkfurt. The force retiring towards Frankfurt was not only tattered remnants of regular French corps but the full wait of the largely intact Imperial Guard as well.
On the night of the 29th of October the French army formed up north-east of the map depicted here to face the allies arrayed outside of Hanau. What resulted was a defeat of the over confident allies and a successful retreat of the French army back to France to allow for a rebuilding for the 1814 campaign.
This scenario shows two sizes of map. The one in the inner box is the full scale map, the other the condensed (2/3) scale map. The table size is 8' x 5'.
Weather is Normal. Length is 8 turns.
There are four location for victory points - the western road exits, the Rückingen bridge, the Kinzig bridge and the Lamboy bridge. The winner is the side that controls the most points. Should both sides control two the side with the Kinzig bridge wins.
|Macdonald||North of Rückingen road||North of Rückingen|
|Sebastini:||South of Rückingen road||South of Rückingen|
|Old Guard||Puppen Forest||West of Macdonald|
|Sorbier||In column on Rückingen road behind Oudinot||In column on Rückingen road behind Oudinot|
|Sorbier||In column on Rückingen road behind Sorbier||In column on Rückingen road behind Sorbier|
Bavarians: South of the Kinzig
Austrians: North of the Kinzig to the Bruchköbler Forest
Either force may detach troops to the defense of Hanau.
Cin C Napoleon I (Great)
Advanced Guard (Macdonald) 3/5"
AG/1 XI Corps Conscript 8SP Sk1
AG/2 V Corps Conscript MX 5SP SK1
AG/3 Lefevre-Desnouettes (Young Guard) Elite 8SP
2nd Cavalry Corps (Sebastini) 3/6"
2nd Division (d"Hurbal)
2C/1 Domanget (Lancers, Artillery and Chasseurs) Trained 6SP
2C/2 Lagrange (Hussars and Lancers) Veteran 5SP
4th Division (Exelmans)
2C/3 Maurin (Lancers, Artillery and Chasseurs) Light Cavalry Trained 6SP
2C/4 Wathier (Hussars and Chasseurs) Light Cavalry Veteran 5SP
2nd Heavy Division (Saint-Germain)
2C/5 d'Hugerauville Heavy Cavalry Elite 7SP
2C/6 Thiry Elite Heavy Cavalry 6SP
Centre( Oudinot) 3/8" Valour, Aggressive
O/1 II Corps (Westphalian) Conscript 5SP SK1
O/2 III Corps Conscript MX 5SP SK1
O/3 VI Corps Conscript MX 5SP SK1
O/4 IV Corps Conscript 5SP SK 1
O/5 Durutte Conscript 5SP SK1
Imperial Guard Infantry (Drout) 2/5"
IGI/1 Cristiani (Chasseurs) Guard 10 SP
IGI/3 Michel (Grenadiers) Guard 10 SP
IGI/3 Rousseau (Fusiliers and Velites) Elite 11SP
Imperial Guard Cavalry (Nansouty) 3/6"
IGC1 Orano (Lancers and Young Guard Dragoons) Guard 11 SP
IGC2 Lyon (Lancers, Gardes d'Honneur) Guard 6SP
IGC3 Letort (Empress Dragoons, Gardes d'Honneur) Guard 8SP
IGC4 Laferriere (Grenadiers, Chasseurs and Gardes d'Honneur) Guard 9SP
Artillery Park Sorbier 3/6"
A1 6# foot battery
A2 6# foot battery
A3 6# foot battery
A4 6# horse battery
A5 6# horse battery
A6 6# horse battery
Rear Mortier 3/6"
R/1 III Cavalry Corps Trained 5SP
R/2 Young Guard Cavalry Ligth Cavalry 6SP
R/3 1st Cavalry Corps Light Cavalry Trained 7SP
R/4 Young Guard 12#
R/5 Young Guard 12#
Austrians Fresnel (Average)
1st Division (Bach ) 3/3"
1/1 Hardegg (Jaegers, Grenz) Trained 7SP A
1/2 IR Rudolph 9SP TrainedSK1 A
1/3 IR Jordis 9SP Trained SK1 A
2nd Division Trautenberg 3/3"
2/1 Diemar (Grenadiers) Elite 11 SP SK1
2/2 Moese and Puteany Grenadiers 8SP SK1
2/3 Possman and Lanyi Grenadiers 8SP K1
Cavalry (Spleny) 3/2"
C/1 Tillon (Hussars) Elite 9SP
C/2 Sprethy (Dragoons, Uhlans, Cuirassiers) Veteran 11SP
Reserve Artillery (Stwrtnick) 4/3"
A/1 1 12# battery
Bavarians Wrede (Average)
2nd Division (Beckers) 4/4"
B2/1 Pappenheim Conscript 8SP SK1 A
B2/2 Zollern Conscript 8SP SK1 A
B2/3 6# foot battery
B2/4 6# horse battery
3rd Division Lamotte 3/5"
B3/1 Stockh 7SP Conscript SK1 A
B3/2 Deroy Conscript 8SP SK1 A
B3/3 6# foot battery
B3/4 6# horse battery
B3/5 Elbracht and Dietz 5SP
Reserve (Ulmer) 4/3"
BR/1 12# battery
BR/2 12# battery
BR/3 Bieregg (Chevaeulegers) 5SP
Raiding Corps (Mensdorf 4/2")
RC/1 Cossacks 4SP Sk2
RC/2 Austrian cavalry 4SP