Feb 07, 2016
French Grande Armee:Imperial Guard: LefebvreI Corps: BernadotteIII Corps: DavoutIV Corps: SoultV Corps: LannesVI Corps: NeyVII Corps: AugereauReserve Cavalry: Murat
Prussian Army:Brunswick’s Main ArmyKalkreuth’s Reserve CorpsHohenlohe’s ArmyRuchel’s CorpsWurttemburg’s Reserve
Task Organization (General):3 X Infantry Division1-2 X Cavalry Brigade1 X Artillery Brigade
Task Organization (General):Advance Guard Division (IN, CAV, FA mix)3 X Combined Arms Division (IN, CAV, FA)
Problem: How to draw the Prussian Army into a decisive battle and defeat them, causing Prussia to capitulate to French terms?
Tactical Risk:-Grand Armee is divided on 3 different AoA to cross the Thuringer-Wald.Mitigation:-Napoléon organizes forces into Battalion Carre (mutually supporting, all around defense) Opportunity:-The Grand Armee saves 3-4 days in transit and is able to surprise Prussian Army.
Exploitation and PursuitPhase
Decisive Operation: V Corps crosses the River Saale and destroys main body of Prussian Army IVO Jena.Shaping Operations:1. VII Corps fixes enemy along Weimar-Jena Road IOT prevent envelopment of
V Corps.2. IV Corps fixes enemy north of Jena IOT prevent envelopment of V Corps.3. III Corps destroys enemy north IVO Auerstadt IOT envelop Prussian Army.4. I Corps follows and supports III Corps IOT ensure destruction of Prussian
Army IVO Auerstadt.5. VI Corps follows and supports V Corps IOT ensure destruction of Prussian
Army IVO Jena.6. VIII Corps blocks approach to Rhine River IVO Mainz.7. Dutch Army blocks approach to Rhine River IVO Mainz.8. II Corps blocks southern approach to Bamberg.Sustaining Operations:1. Bavarian Division protects line of operations between Bamberg and Jena.
Concept Sketch and Statement:Operational Framework: Decisive-Shaping-Sustaining Operations