Chapter 15 - Russian campaign 1812 - Part II - The retry
Posted on 03/25/17 @ 09:12 PM (updated 04/10/17)
Player is France (Napoleon).
Under player control: La Grande Armee (in Moscow) and rearguard garrison.
Marshall Ney, Marshall Davout, Marshall Oudinot (ie 3x units Washington); Murat (unit Black Knight) and Napoleon (explorer) are the General Staff.
Ally (AI): Italian brigade, Prussian brigade, Gen. Macdonald (France), gen. Schwarzenberg (Austria).
Enemy: Tsar Alexander, gen. Cicagov, gen. Kutuzov.
It's time to return home. Even occupying and burning Moscow, the enemy has not been defeated.
Must be organized a new Army in France, to be ready for a new war next spring.
Russians are enforcing their positions, civilians are forming partizan troops, and their cavalry is constantly searching for us.
Now, the rivers are freezing at North and it is possible to cross them, but probably would expect ambushes. Or should we try to do it?
In order to save our lives, we must be fast or we need to find a weak point on their defence.
Our rearguard can help us crossing the rivers, somehow.
It is also important to fortificate our weak defence on west, and prevent any further attack done by our allies: we are not ready for a battle there, where we have only our coaches that are waiting for us to lead us back to Paris.
Mission: Lead la Grande Armee from Moscow to the garrison at west, where the coaches are. At least the Army General Staff must survive.
Trigger: Mission will end when the General Staff approach the coaches.
Please note: if the General Staff die, mission is lose.
If you wish to continue the game, attempting to defeat completely Russia, just don't go with the General Staff to the coaches area.
At the end you will (maybe) win on traditional mod, ie "all buildings destroyed".
Personally I tried, but I cannot defeat Russia on this game.