Joel Uckelman on Sun, 18 Apr 2004 12:42:35 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: FW: [eia] Assault at Kassel

Thus spake "James Helle":
> So in the second round the garrison will be eliminated.  Kassel and Freiburg
> are still "controlled national city capitals" (quoting for
> retreat considerations because siege resolution is resolved *after* field
> combat.  Does this help to answer your previous question regarding retreats,
> JJ?

Consider the Hessians: They rout to Kassel first because that minimizes the
distance to their capital, but the Kassel area is occupied the unfriendly
Dutch corps, so the Hessians must continue to rout. The can't rout back to
the battlefield, and they're already at their capital. The nearest friendly
depot is in London, and the area nearest to London adjacent to Kassel is
Wessel. So the Hessians continue their rout to Wessel, where they find
another enemy corps. They can't return to Kassel, so now it appears that
they must retreat to Breda, as it is the area nearest to London which is
adjacent to Wessel. There's no enemy corps at Breda, so the Hessians stop

Is this correct? It seems wrong to me that the Hessians would retreat all the
way to Holland...

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