The grenadier division is on the road entering Wertingen from the south, waiting for the line column to pass (typical Austrian staff work).
The grenz are on the bridge.
The cavalry are deployed between the 2 infantry columns waiting for a purpose.
French initial deployment
Command rating 8
1 small grenz battalion
1 hussar regiment (1 unit)
Command rating 9
1 horse battery (2 guns)
Laplanche-Morthieres brigade4 infantry battalions
Wargame rules specific to the scenario
French reinforcements(This information was not disclosed to the Austrian players until the troops were put down).
Klein’s dragoon divisionThis arrives behind Boye’s division deployed for battle on turn 3. The units of the division can test command and measure moves on from the north edge if they pass command.
Lannes CorpsThis arrives at the north table edge on the road north of Blinswagon in a single road column one division after the other with the head of the column moving on on turn 6.
If the Austrians have no troops west of the trees & ridge, if the column remains on the road it need not be put down until the head of the column reaches the road junction in Blinswagon (at which point the Austrians must become aware of it). This will be where the column head is at the end of turn 9 & it must be put down then.
Steve commanded the Austrians. Mike commanded the French with the assistance of James. Jim umpired.
The French did rather better than in the real thing where most of the Austrians got away. In this game, the initial success of Klein's dragoons was both fortunate and critical. After that the Austrians looked doomed. Nevertheless, the French did not escape unscathed. Both dragoon regiments were badly hurt & had 2 regiments broken. By the end both dragoon divisions were unfit for further advance, but Lannes was now there to finish it off. If the Austrians had had a bit more luck early on, they may well have stopped the French cavalry & been able to make their escape, so I think the scenario may well be better balanced that this result would indicate.