10 April 1813 - Southern Germany - Day 11
In the north 1st Austrian army attack Falkenberg
In the centre 2nd Austrian army occupy Marktl and 8th Bavarian army abandon the campaign and retreat west.
In the south 3rd Austrian army and 9th French army regroup and resupply
Battle of Falkenberg at end of move 11
The Austrians ignored the town and directed their attack against the Bavarian left
This forced the Bavarian right to move down from the hill to engage the Austrians
The battle was decided by two separate cavalry melee, both won by the Austrians
At nightfall the Bavarians still held the town, but most of their corps was in rout
They abandoned the town under cover of darkness and retreated
The Bavarians occupied a very strong defensive position. The walled town would be difficult to attack, and their right flank was on a convenient hill. Only their left flank was open.
No surprise that the Austrians ignored the town and attacked the weak flank. To do so they created a reserve of two grenadier brigades, which supported the attack. Their weakest corps moved towards the town, to protect the left flank of the attack. This forced the Bavarians to move down from their hill.
Sad end to the longest campaign phase in all 12 years of the 1813 campaign. It would have been better if the Bavarians had won the final, if not decisive, battle of the campaign. It would have allowed them to lose with some honour
Interesting wargame and campaign. There will be some major changes to the campaign rules before the start of the next campaign phase. More of that later