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Coming Soon - The Battle of Wagram

8 years 4 months ago #1 by Zeke

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  • Well it has to be done....While Gunship24 has a well deserved rest I'm announcing my next piece of work

    The 1809 campaign.......

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    It will also feature some of smaller battles around the main battle

    Full Overview of the Battle

    PDF Maps showing the battlefield

    Historically accurate Wagram OOB

    The OOB itself will be broken down as 280,000 men on one battlefield is simply too much (although rather cool to see!!) so I'll break down into smaller more manageable OOBs but hopefully just as epic!!!

    If anybody is up for doing some Saxon flags that would be greatly received as it would help for my next piece of work afterwards ;) (a bit of a clue there)

    I'll keep you updated but should hopefully be available next month B)

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    8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #2 by Zeke

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  • Bit of an update master OOB complete - its huge!! 250000 troops :woohoo:

    Had a bit of a play around and here are a few screen shots of things to see.....

    Bernadotte's Saxon Army

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    Saxon Cavalry - I'm using a mixture of units to create this but looking fairly close to what they would have worn uniform wise....

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    Saxon Lieb-Guard Cavalry....

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    Saxon's massing for attack!

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    Napoleon had a few more Foreign troops under his control here is the Hesse-Darmstadt Brigade...

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    and here is the Baden Brigade.....

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    More testing and updates to follow soon B)

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    8 years 3 months ago #3 by Grog

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    8 years 3 months ago #4 by Davinci

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  • Zeke - Great looking Pictures:

    Hey, I thought that the game would bog-down with that many troops, not so much as marching, but when they are fighting.

    How did you get around that problem ?

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    8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #5 by Zeke

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  • Thanks guys :)

    Re size of the armies I have had to play it as 8:1 ratio 1:1 was too much even for your excellent 10 mile map!!! :P

    I plan to break down the OOB into smaller segments to make it more manageable and then the ratio could be brought down.

    Here is the Portuguese Legion - its a bit controversial to be honest I have based this of various descriptions (in Digby Smith's works and other sources)its surmised that it was a white flag with a gold crest surrounded by gold trophies the truth be told no one actual knows for certain what their flag looked like!! They were issued with a French style flag in 1812 but they didn't receive this until after the 1812 campaign to summarise its all open to conjecture - Actually the Legion cavalry weren't issued with a flag so just reduced down the infantry flag for clarity and control on the battlefield as much as anything.
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    8 years 3 months ago #6 by Zeke

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  • This will also be released with Wagram - The Battle of Raszyn - Mainly fought by Polish Troops (a brigade of Saxons were also present) under Józef Poniatowski against the Austrian VII Corps under Archduke Ferdinand de Este :)

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    8 years 3 months ago #7 by Saddletank

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  • What sprites did you use for the Poles? I don't think we have any sprites wearing the czapka yet do we?

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    8 years 3 months ago #8 by Zeke

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  • What sprites did you use for the Poles? I don't think we have any sprites wearing the czapka yet do we?


    Nope.....No Polish troops as yet - used French Legere2 sprites ;)

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    8 years 3 months ago #9 by Zeke

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  • Napoleon as history remembers him.....

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    And for Wagram: Napoleon SOW Style!.....

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    Right where are those pesky Austrians!!!

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    I brought in a Napoleon sprite this is modified from the old TC2M game version I only have the stand sprite (ala the Crikey TC2M character pack)when he gallops and Walks he goes all Prussian but when stood still: voila!!..... "Vive L'Empereur!" :) :) :)

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    8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #10 by Zeke

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  • Here are a few screenshots of my testing - this is Wagram (Wag1) initial contact

    Napoleon orders the advance

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    Oudinot II Corps and Massena IV Corps move forward

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    French skirmishers soon come into contact with Austrian light units

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    These Austrian Light units including Jagers were soon forced back by the numerically stronger French

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    Nordmanns Avant Guard Division backed up by elements of Johann von Klenau IV Korps moved forward en-masse to meet the French

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    The sight that met the Austrians was the French Army marching over the Marchfeld towards them :ohmy: ......

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    More to come..... :) B) :)

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    7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 4 months ago #11 by Zeke

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  • Mini update:

    Sorry it has been a while .......I have been busy in my work and personal life so had to put things on hold for a while OOB making wise but I have been keeping one eye on developments on the SOWG forum B) I have been quietly working on the Wagram OOB pack.

    I have now split down the full Wagram OOB into seven smaller OOB's 3 for day one and 4 for day 2 also adding a couple more battles for good measure from the 5th coalition plus an overview of the Wagram battle.

    I will post a large update with more detail at the weekend. B) :)

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    7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 3 months ago #12 by Zeke

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  • Hi Guys

    As promised sorry I have been away from the forum for a bit due to work and personal commitments (nothing bad!) but back again. I’m sure that most of you are aware that the official SOWG team are now looking to make a jump into Napoleonic combat with Waterloo which I’m personally really looking forward to but to wet the appetite there were other battles that happened before that fateful day on June 18th 1815. So introducing one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the Napoleonic war…………….
    The Battle of Wagram 5th and 6th July 1809.

    This battle is huge so I give a warning now that slower machines may struggle with the larger OOBs
    I have included an overview of the battle and also some accompanying Battle field maps that show the actual troop dispositions I have not included any new SOW maps as this is not possible at the moment but there are plenty to choose from. Okay I have split the Main OOB up into 7 smaller OOBs which represent the fighting over the two days these are:

    Wagram1: 5th July Oudinot’s Advance

    Wagram2: 5th July Davout’s Assault

    Wagram3: 5th July The Austrian’s Counter Attack

    Wagram4: 6th July Kolowrat’s Flank Assault

    Wagram5_6th July Massena & Benadotte’s Advance

    Wagram6: 6th July MacDonald’s Square

    Wagram7: 6th July Rosenberg’s Attack

    I have also included a full Wagram OOB it is big and depending on what troop ratio you play it needs a large map to play it on! I generally use the 1 to 4 or 1 to 8 ratio The units are represented as Battalion’s or Squadron’s and the number is representive of the official reports and accounts of the battle (I even did some research in the Paris archives when I was in France in May). It’s as accurate as I can make it however I have were there are information gaps so I have made a ‘guesstimate’ on occasions (nature of the OOB beast)I have also included a couple more of the Battles of the fifth coalition:

    Battle of Raszyn

    Battle of Sankt Michael

    Battle of Raab

    And

    Battle of Znaim

    Of course don’t forget that some OOB’s from this period have already been released Teugen-Hausen, Abensberg, Eckmühl and Aspern-Essling

    There are also a couple more inclusions you may see old Boney in the flesh on the battlefield and added some British scot greys that make nice Saxon Cavalry as well as Russian Cossacks (they are not for this OOB but possibly for some work in the future ;) )

    more updates soon I plan to release very soon just pulling it all together now

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    Zeke

    PS due to the wait I may make a couple of more inclusions to this pack ;) B)

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    7 years 2 months ago #13 by WakelessREX

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  • This looks to be excellent. Looking forward to your OOBs. :)

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