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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

24 May 1813 – Central Germany – Eisenbach Campaign

Tactical Map
The campaign opens with a French attack on Eisenbach.
The French lose and retreat to Kassel
They defeat the Russians at Meiningen
But suffer a serious defeat at Friedland
The French rally and attack Gotha, where they win a major victory
The Russians counter attack but are again defeated at Dolstadt
The battle of Meiningen ends in a draw
But the Russian army has suffered too many casualties
They abandon Gotha and Dollstadt and retreat towards Erfurt
Strategic Map
The Eisenbach campaign was the fourth phase in Central Germany between the Second French and the Russian armies.   It lasted 13 days and there were seven battles.   The French won four, the Russians won two and there was one draw.

The French won the second Gotha campaign phase

The campaign started on 22 September and ended on 30 November 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

24 May 1813 - Central Germany

Wittgenstein orders his Army to abandon Gotha and Dollstadt
They retreat towards Erfurt

Davout orders his army, less 6th corps to attack. 
5th corps occupy Dolstadt.
14th corps occupy Gotha.
6th corps are out of supply and have to halt until resupplied.

The French have won the Eisenbach campaign