|Figure 1. The Prussian Army (blue icons) is moving east through the funnel shaped by the Lobosch and the Homolka.|
In my previous video I mentioned the old use of the phrase "order of battle" (when, who and who would move during the initial stages of the battle). In the whole game, I find it very enjoyable to work through these type of details. It's very easy to get units entangled, disorganized and just plain stuck into bad terrain. The consequences of a poor "order of battle" are tremendous, getting late to battle is just the first one.
|Figure 2. Maneuver graphic created with MilSketch.|
Coming back to the battle plan (figure 2), there are four objectives and my plan of battle involves three main maneuver units. The Orzten Brigade, a unit composed of Dragoons is tasked with taking the orchards/vineyards east of the Lobosch. The von Kleist Division (infantry) will sequentially seize the heights of Homolka and, on order, seize Sullowitz. The von Preussen Division (infantry), supported by all the available artillery, will initiate the main attack on Lobositz. The full support of the Kleist Division is expected, after Sullowitz is seized.
It is important to note that there are plenty of Cavalry Brigades which I intend to use in support of the two infantry divisions.
|Figure 3. The artillery batteries finally moving through the village of Welmina. Note how the cavalry units made way for the cannons to use the main road.|
|Figure 5. The Homolka heights were seized with no enemy contact, and some cavalry avant guard units did the same on Sullowitz. The enemy was observed deployed east of the village, which suggests that they are covering their army's south flank.|
|Figure 6. But is not all that great up north in the groves/vineyards east of the Lobosch. The Austrian infantry is there for good, fully deployed and waiting for our horses to be cut in front of them.|
|Figure 7. And the Austrian deployment in front of Lobositz appears formidable, worth an attack by more than one division.|
|Figure 8. But on the bright side, the overall situation appears favorable if I can manage to hold Sullowitz and block enemy reinforcements from there to Lobositz.|