Battle of Hagelburg was small scale conflict between Prussians and French 27 August, 1813 as part of Prussian liberation. What makes this particular battle attractive, besides of it being relatively small, is the fact that it was one of the first battles fought by landwehr and newly formed reservists. Both a brainchild of Scharnhorst and others forming Military Reorganization Committee.
Troops involved in the actual combat were a bit more numerous than what was fielded in the table and several notorious omissions were noticed after the game (also probable reason why game was won by French way too solidly):1. There ought to be total of 5 Cossack regiments (Grave mistake – none were present). 2. There ought to be 3 Landwehr Cavalry (Only 2 lancers present and I had nagging thought about the third) 3. French Hussar Regiment should have been understrength and very fragile. 4. French Cuirassier and Chasseur would have been only one squadron each (had one full strength Chasseur). 5. Deployment to the forrest of Belzig wood and accompanying hill was not allowed, causing severe deployment issues for Prussians. 6. Half of Prussian Landwehr were not ‘Elan’, and would they have been, they would not have bogged down to their starting positions, further frustrating point 5.
However, the scenario is work in progress and overall, we elected that French were regulars with some battle experience, but no special abilities of faults. Some little weaker than others. To remedy issues mentioned above, following order of battle should be correct and make more balanced game:French (Breakpoint 8): 7 Battalions of Line (Q4, C4) 3 Battalions of Line (Q4, C3) 1 Battalion of Line (Q3, C4) 1 Regiment of Hussars (Q4, C3, Wavering, Weak) (victory point value 1) 1 Mixed Regiment (Q4, C2, Weak) (victory point value 1) 2 Medium Batteries of Artillery (Q3 Prussians (Breakpoint 13): 16 Battalions of Landwehr (Q?, C4, Elan) 2 Battalions of Line (Q4, C4, Drilled) 3 Regiments of Landwehr Cavalry (Q4, C4, Lance) 1 Regiment of Cossacks (Q4, C4, Lance, Light) (victory point value 1) 1 Battery of Medium Artillery Prussian Reinforcements – Arrive from Belzig woods: 3 Regiments of Cossacks (Q4, C4, Lance, Light) (victory point value 1)
French are in three commands (cavalry brigade Q4, two infantry Brigades Q4 and CinC, Q4). Prussians have four commands (Two infantry brigades Q4, one cavalry brigade Q4 and Cossacks Q3. CinC would be Q4)
Prussians should be able to set up the main force around Lubniz, and forests on either side. France should setup around Hagelberg, Klein Glien and surrounding heights.
While all those changes are to be implemented next time game is being played, little bit too strong French OOB and little too weak Prussian OOB made game interesting, albeit very, very hard for Prussians. Scenario took little under 3 hours.