Saturday, 14 August 2010

The Battle of Eisenburg-Essling.

The Altstein army has advanced to the outskirts of Eisenburg and Essling and is met by Von Esslings army.
Von Esslings left wing. He deploys along the Eisen Fluss which is very shallow in high summer.
Von Esslings centre and right.
The Altsteiners advance.
They advance with a weighted right flank.
Along Von Bruckenheims line.
Von Essling advances to meet the enemy.He awaits reinforcement from the Essling Fusiliers who are marching from the south.
A birdseye view of move two.
The Dragoons clash but the combat is indecisive and both sides fall back.
The Heydn Brucke regiment advances in the centre.
Weingartners Jager company take the centre hill.
The light horse clash and the Blau Husaren retire defeated by the Uhlans.
The artillery deploy on the hill while Weingartner rather recklessly skirmishes with the Ostburg Regiment. They are almost destroyed by the volleys though Weingartner escapes unharmed.
The Alstein Musketeers are smashed by musketry as they emerged from the defile on Von Esslings right.
A fierce firefight is underway between the Heydn Brucke and Ostburg Regiments.
The Meissen Dragoons charge Von Esslings guns.
Colonel Fandango's Grenadiers defeat the Eisenburg Grenadiers.

The Eisenburg Grenadiers salute Col. Fandango as they retire.
There aren't many left as they retreat towards the Eisen Fluss.
Kranze and his jager company meet resistance from the militia as they advance through Essling.
And eventually prevail by use of the bayonet.However Captain Kranze falls to a musket shot.
The gunners are sabred by the Meissen Dragoons and the Ostburg Regiment is almost annihilated.
The Altsteiners advance in force.In the foreground is the Hecksheim Regiment.

The Essling Fusiliers did not arrive in time to take part in the battle. Von Esslings army is falling apart now, to continue fighting would achieve nothing.
Feldgeneral Freiderich von Essling surrenders to Graf Ludwig von Altstein and General August von Bruckenheim.
The surrender is accepted and the sound of battle dies down on the field.


7 comments:

  1. I never tire of big regiments lined up against each other. Wonderful.

    Are the buildings Schreiber Bogen? they are excellent. I can feel an itch on the credit card.

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  2. Thank you very much Prince Lupus,the buildings are indeed Schreiber-Bogen that I have had for many years.

    I have a couple of links to Schreiber-Bogen across on the Links section of this blog,they have some beautiful models at very reasonable prices.

    Thanks again,

    Paul.

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  3. Great battle report and marvelous eye candy. Thanks! PS love your officer's horses, I've never been able to do dapples convincingly...

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  4. As entertaining as visually enjoyable: thanks for sharing!

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  5. As usual, an enjoyable read, and a post I'll no doubt visit again many times, just to look at the pictures. I like your table set up too.
    Cheers -

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  6. Hi Paul,

    Agreed! Great photos and battle report. Just what I needed to get the day started.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  7. Thanks very much gentlemen,all your comments are much appreciated.

    Paul.

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