Kingmaker wrote:lol keep the "from the Front" reports coming
Its now 11 am on the first day and north of river the French have finally captured half of Borodino but they are now running into greater numbers of Russian Troops on the north bank than they may have expected and Eugine has suffered his first mass rout (mass rout = 5 or more units).
Sending troops across the river is a tricky question for the Russians. The advantage of not sending troops across the river is that a lot of French Cavalry and foot end up doing very little. But if the Russians do not engage they can end up with two corps worth of French guns massed on their right flank.
From south of the river Nay has sent troops over the bridges to attack Borodino but has otherwise not pushed forward and is holding his position. Has anyone told him that he is in the middle of Russia, winter is on the way and a draw is not good enough.
Poniatowski and the French Cavalry south of the river have also not pushed forward very much. The exception to gentle probes being put in by the other French commanders is Devout who put in a heavy attack in the area between the Bragation Fletches and Uttitsa.
Davout attack has now been pushed back with very heavy losses to both sides but esp the French who suffered x2 mass routs (x7 units and another of x8 units).
My Russian corp has now got all its guns into action and is still hanging onto the Bragation Fletches...........BRING ON THE FRENCH GUARD:evil: