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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

14 July 1814 – Central Germany



Davout orders his army to advance and make contact with the Russian Army.

Wittgenstein has been allowed another day to top up his supplies.  He has also received much needed replacements for his cavalry battle casualties.

Monday, September 18, 2017

13 July 1813 – Central Germany



The Russian Army is short of supplies, but their lines of supply are short.   Wittgenstein has gathered sufficient supplies at Rudolstadt to provide each corps with two days supplies.  He has rallied both 1st and 4th corps.    He has also reorganised each corps to concentrate his infantry casualties in one brigade.  

Davout has ordered all available supplies to Erfurt, and has managed to bring all four corps up to four days supplies.   He has also ordered the closure of the depot at Thuringen and movement of all supplies to Gamstadt.   He has sufficient supplies but must move them closer to his army.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

12 July 1813 – Central Germany




Having routed from the battle of Erfurt, 1st and 4th Russian corps ordered to rally at Rudolstadt.   2nd corps ordered to cover the rout and join them there.   3rd corps, who did not take part in the battle, also ordered to concentrate there.

Davout orders his four corps to rest and regroup in their battle positions just east of the river Saale.   His supply line is now overextended and must be reorganised before he can continue his advance.