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 Post subject: Scenarios depicting the 21st(1st day Battle of Eckmühl)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:40 pm 
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Just looking through all the scenario and I'm lost with those that depict Davout on the 21st.
These 4 scenarios depict it:

07a & 07h are almost identical except that 07a has the Austrian 2nd Div/3AK with an earlier and higher release probability than it's set in 07h.

08a differs to 07a & 07h in the way that it has the 3AK positioned slightly different and has no release set for any of its units, it also has one Austrian brigade more than in 07a & 07h, the scenario starts at 9:00AM not 10:AM, and last but not least victory levels are set much higher but at the same to there are more objectives of higher value.

08h differs a lot compared to the former 3 scenarios, the map is much larger and the starting positions differ a lot. The French line starts about 5,5 kilometers further to the West although the scenarios starts at 9:30 so the whole setup does not match 07a, 07h and 08a.

So as one can see either 08h or one of 07a/07h/08a is the historical scenario for the 21st. I tried to find it out myself by looking through historical sources but somehow 1809 has a very thin source base, I barely find something about the Battle of Eckmühl and the 22nd April, the 21st is almost never mentioned in detail.

What is causing me problem is that scenarios 07a, 07h and 08a have a very similar setting with only slight differences, while 08h differs a lot and I have no clue which is not the correct historical scenario for the day.

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