de Brigade 2nd Edition
de Brigade 2nd Edition rules review
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Battle of Piave was chosen to wargame as it presented
a good challenge for both the French/Italian player
and the Austrians.
was fought on May 8 1809 between the rearguard of
Archduke John's Austrians and the army of Napoleon
Bonaparte's stepson Eugene de Beauharnais.
was Eugene's first truly independent command and he
needed to do well, having botched a clash at Soave.
presented him with a few difficulties - mainly due
to the fast flowing Piave River, which flooded fords,
prevented pontoon bridges being erected and forced
Eugene to ferry his army across.
of the reasons I liked this battle is that it resembles
Aspern-Essling in that the advance French/Italian
troops run the risk of being cut off by the river.
was actually a reasonably easy victory for Eugene
and in our scenario we wanted to allow the use of
pontoon bridges (because we had just made a couple).
are some pictures of the early manouevres and fighting.