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imported_mike_g
26th May 2005, 00:13
Hi Guys,
Please feel free to share your favorite scenarios for quick battles here. To make it easier for us to understand each other, please use the format below:

Name of the Battle

Text Description

Map Name

Objectives (total victory or capture of locations)

Opposing sides (who is attacker; who is defender)

Order of Battle for opposing armies
(Be sure to include the experience level for each unit)

Options Selected
(Tactical Maneuvers, Advanced Training, etc.)

imported_mike_g
26th May 2005, 00:46
BATTLE OF LIGNY, 16 JUNE 1815

INTRO:
The Armee Du Nord, through brilliant maneuvering, has thrust itself between the Anglo-Allied and Prussian Armies. While Marshal Ney engaged the British to the west at Quatre Bras, Napoleon was poised to destroy the Prussians at Ligny. However, due to confused communications, expected French reinforcements never materialized, and what should have been a rout of the hapless Prussians turned into a pitched battle. Nonetheless, if the French can drive off the Prussian army here, they will be able to turn their full might against the isolated Anglo-Allied army to the west.

MAP SELECTION:
Hanover(not the correct one geographically, I know, but the terrain matches Ligny)

OBJECTIVES:
Capture Both Villages

EMPIRES:
Attacker: France
Defender: Prussia

ORDER OF BATTLE:

FRANCE:
Armee Du Nord

Imperial Guard Corps
Imperial Guard Unit(5 Stars)
Imperial Guard Unit(3 Stars)

III Corps
2 Fusilier units (2 Stars)
1 Grenadier unit (2 Stars)
1 unit 6-pounder artillery (4 Stars)

IV Corps
2 Fusilier units (2 Stars)
1 unit Dragoons (1 Star)
1 unit 6-pounder artillery (4 Stars)

VI Corps
3 Fusilier units (2 Stars)

Cavalry Corps
1 Lancer unit (1 Star)
1 Cuirassier unit (2 Stars)
1 unit horse artillery (4 Stars)

Advanced Officer Training Selected
Advanced Infantry Selected
Tactical Maneuvers Selected

PRUSSIA
Army Of The Lower Rhine

I Corps
3 Musketeer units (2 Stars)
1 Grenadier unit (2 Stars)
1 Dragoon unit (2 Stars)
2 units 6-pounder artillery (4 Stars)

II Corps
3 Musketeer units (2 Stars)
1 Uhlan unit (2 Stars)
1 Hussar unit (2 Stars)
1 unit 6-pounder artillery (4 Stars)

III Corps
2 Grenzer units (1 Star)
1 Hussar unit (2 Stars)
1 unit 6-pounder artillery (4 Stars)

Advanced Officer Training Selected
Advanced Infantry Selected
Tactical Maneuvers Selected

imported_mike_g
26th May 2005, 00:47
The battle of Ligny which I have written here is by no means official or definitive. If you can do it better (which you probably can), please share it with us.

Silent_Scope
26th May 2005, 06:47
The battle of Ligny which I have written here is by no means official or definitive. If you can do it better (which you probably can)


Thats not very nice.....

imported_mike_g
26th May 2005, 16:12
Don't understand. What's not very nice? I'm just acknowledging my own limitations as a gamer. I'm sure several of you in the community are far better than I.

Silent_Scope
30th May 2005, 10:19
no need to put yourself down.

Mongoose
30th May 2005, 16:22
Not too bad...I'd think there'd be some balance issues though! I presume you are talking about historical battles and not ideas for regular quick battles?

ptan54
4th Jun 2005, 00:55
Until there is a way to have much larger battles, I don't suppose any attempt to model Wagram or Borodino would come anything close to the mark.

imported_mike_g
6th Jun 2005, 17:19
no need to put yourself down.


Just being honest. I'm good, especially at this sort of game, but I have found that the users are almost always able to come up with better stuff than me. :)

imported_mike_g
6th Jun 2005, 17:46
Until there is a way to have much larger battles, I don't suppose any attempt to model Wagram or Borodino would come anything close to the mark.


Well, yes and no. You see, one must really look at the scale abstraction in the game. I won't debate whether or not they might need tweaking, for obvious reasons of my bias :) but we can agree that there is obviously some reduction in scale going on, yes? You see, look at the map of Waterloo for example. We know the distance between the villages on the map, so we can get a pretty good idea as to the map scale used in the game. Based on that, and the number of units involved, you can see that the units are roughly division-sized (look at their frontage when in line of battle). So, the biggest battle you could properly sim in Quick battle would be one involving about three infantry corps, plus a cavalry corps, with the attendant artillery units. That's a pretty fair sized battle, but for larger actions, I would recommend simulating parts of it. For example, (though it is the wrong time period and continent, it is a good example of this) the battle of Gettysburg. If you were to simulate the battle, you would probably do day 1 on the north side of town, day 2 at the Devil's Den, and day 3 at Cemetary Ridge. So, a similar solution could be applied to larger battles for IG I should think.

You think Wagram and Borodino are difficult, I've been working on Leipzig! :)

imported_mike_g
6th Jun 2005, 17:51
Not too bad...I'd think there'd be some balance issues though! I presume you are talking about historical battles and not ideas for regular quick battles?

No, they can be any kind of quick battle. I figured that we could share our research and ideas. If someone wanted to do a historic or hypothetical battle that we did not cover in the game, they could possibly find how to do it here on the forum. So, we're not limited to historic ones. Whatever you want to make and share.

Glad you liked Ligny. Yes, I agree, there could be some balancing needed. I recommend going with no higher than medium A.I., as Marshal Blucher, while a great general, did not bring his 'A' game that day. And I recommend reducing all the cavalry down to 1 star and possibly an increase in Infantry efficiency.

If you've got any further ideas on that scenario (or others) lets discuss them and make adjustments to it.

southpark
9th Jul 2005, 17:24
piedmont is very fun specially if your the defenders,

EternalSlayer
10th Jul 2005, 12:22
Ja, it's just fun to sit up at the village and take pot-shots at the attackers.
Works especially well with 12 pounders as you can reach the Bridge and decimate them while they're crossing.

southpark
1st Aug 2005, 07:56
Ja, it's just fun to sit up at the village and take pot-shots at the attackers.
Works especially well with 12 pounders as you can reach the Bridge and decimate them while they're crossing.

LOL :) :eek: :p

royal_sovereign1
10th Aug 2005, 09:26
The Last Invasion of Britain

In February 1797, a small force of 1,500 French soldiers led by William Tate, an adventurer from South Carolina, landed at Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. Knowing of this situation, Lord Cawdor from the east of the county marched to rescue. With his forces combined with Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Knox at Haverfordwest, he was placed in command to face the Frenchmen.

Map:Wales


Attacker: France

7 Grenadiers (1 star)
7 Tirailleurs (1 star)
4 French Militia (1 star)
Total:1080

Advanced Officer Training



Defender: Great Britain
3 Household Cavalry
1 Lifeguard (2 stars)
3 Light Infantry (2 stars)
3 Line Infantry (2 stars)
2 Black Guard (2 stars)
Total:624

Advanced Officer Training
Tactical Manoeuvres
High Command

I cannot find a full description of the French troops, but it is clear that the discipline was a severe problem among them.

theenglishdude
18th Oct 2005, 11:56
There was no battle, welsh women from the village had maqueraded and captured some frenchmen and the rest of the french force attempted to bargain to get them back, in the end i believe they retreated back to france :thumbsup:

sigge
28th Jan 2006, 11:12
Sorry for offtopic, but how can I make for example "Line Infantry" to get more experience, I mean these stars, because in Quick Games they have only one star.

Lefebvre
28th Jan 2006, 12:32
hi sigge,

You can select the experience level of your troops in the selection screen before you fight. Click on the experience icon (roughly in the centre of the screen) to choose more or less stars. It costs more per unit for the stars of course, but that pays dividends while playing.

hth :)

sigge
30th Jan 2006, 11:26
Thanks Lefebvre.

Centurion2005
19th Aug 2006, 02:26
{This is not a historic battle i just made it up }

The french army has defeated the russians on the Battle fields of Rusia and now have the oppertunity to finish the war. the grand general has sent some mixed units for your comeing battle and expects victory if you are fast to act you may surppise the opposition if not you may die with your men. This battle ditermins the war. Good luck and may god be with you.

Map:Kursk

Attack: French

2 Horse 12 Pounders [2]
4 Fusiliers [2]
4 Grenadiers [2]
4 Imperial Guard [2]
1 Cuirassiers [5]
1 Lancers [4]
1 Hussars [3]
1 Grenadiers a Cheval [2]

Deffence: Russians

2 Hussars [3]
4 Horse 12 Pounders [3]
4 Jagers [4]
6 Musketeers [3]
2 Ismailovski Guard [5]

Field Marshal Berett
10th Oct 2006, 23:09
Name of the Battle
Battle for southern Portugal
Text Description
Dispatched with a well trained but small army Sir Aurther Welsely is ordered to liberate Portugal from France. Marshal Soult is ordered to smash Welsley with a large but green army
Map Name
Algrave
Objectives (total victory or capture of locations)
TV
Opposing sides (who is attacker; who is defender)
England (A)vs France (D)
Order of Battle for opposing armies
England
2 Rocket Batteries (3 star)
3 Riflemen Regiments (4 star)
3 Guards Regiments (3 stars)
2 LifeGuards (1 star-best cav worse led)
4 Line Infantry (4 star)
France
7 French Milita (1 star)
5 Line men (1 star)
1 howitzers (1 star)
3 hussars (3 stars)
2 guards (2 star)


Options Selected
The one that gives double line to the brits and square to the french