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054.Zorndorf - August 25, 1758 - JTS The Seven Years War

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054.Zorndorf - August 25, 1758

Prussian (SYW) 8 - 0 - 1 Russian (SYW)
Rating: 6.94 (13)
Games Played: 9
SM: 3
Turns: 36
Type: Stock
First Side: Prussian (SYW)
Second Side: Russian (SYW)
The Battle of Zorndorf - After the failure of the siege of Olmutz, Frederick decided he needed to deal with the advancing Russian army in East Prussia. Despite the Russian victory at Gross-Jägersdorf the previous year, Frederick did not think highly of his opponent. The evening of August 24 found him camped north of the Russian position. Frederick decided to circle the Russian army and attack from the south, through the village of Zorndorf. Despite the confusion of being forced to reverse their facing, the Russians stood firm in a bloody, all day battle. By the end, Frederick knew that the Russians were not a foe to take lightly.
Player Voting Stats
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LFDLM's ProfileLFDLM Well Balanced 8
LFDLM's ProfileLFDLM Well Balanced 8
Captain Al's ProfileCaptain Al Well Balanced 8
jim pfleck's Profilejim pfleck Slightly Pro Prussian (SYW) 6
Wargamer's ProfileWargamer Well Balanced 8
Captain Al
Master Sergeant
Captain Al Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:54 pm
Tough fight. Hard fighting for the Prussians to finally break the Russians.
jim pfleck
1st Lieutenant
jim pfleck Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:12 pm
This is the first 7 years war scenario I have played so it is hard for me to comment on balance and challenge
Saddlesore Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:32 pm
Prussian Forces had key advantages throughout the battle. Infantry rarely disrupted and delivered much more effective fire X3 compared to Austrian/Russian forces. Prussian infantry never disrupted moving in line even across uneven ground.

To me a game issue is one cannot use infantry to stack with artillery for protection, but when infantry captures enemy artillery they can remain to protect captured guns.