Friday, April 17, 2015
Korbitz, Part II. Tactical map and rosters
First of all I fixed some errors in the Campaign map, say the misplacement of some location and the name of the river bisecting the area: it is the Triebitsch, the Muglitz was somewhere else.
An important thing to add to the relation between the Campaign and the Tactical V&B map is that counters of both Armies can be in column 1 or row D: in this case the Prussian Army deploy on the right-side of column 1 or on the upper-side of row D to allow space for the Austro-Imperial deployment.
This is the Volley and Bayonet tactical map which I draw with the GGSTB map behind:
As usual the square are 1 foot. The Triebitsch and all the streams are marshy-banked. Meissen is a double based town whereas all the other locations are villages. There are no hills: the west side of the area was a plateau and the terrain was a rolling terrain. There were ravines on the westmost side of the area which I decided to represente with some woods and marshy banked streams which disrupts movement. South of Meissen the situation is the same: the ravine on the back of Prussian position is rapresented by a marshy banked stream. The Prussian fortications are Hasty Works: they cause no movement penalty and in combat, in addition to the +1 morale bonus for being behind works, infantry and artillery receive a saving throw against small arms fire (but not artillery fire or melee attack).
As I did for Strehla, I realized these compact roster: I find them useful when printed on cardboard to take account of losses and track command.
All what I have to do now is to playtest the scenario and the mini-campaign. Here the campaign map at start. Finck and Rebentisch are in B4, the cavalry in B5 ready to go east or west the Triebitsch, Wunsch and the +4 decoy in C6, the +3 decoy in C7. The whole Austro-Imperial host is at the start point dot.