south and and rendezvous with Marshall Marsin. Both attempt to intercept
Baden who is marching east towards Stuttgart. Marsin, unable to keep up
falls behind, but outnumbering Baden, Villars presses on and catches Baden.
Baden puts up a valiant defense and thoroughly crushes Baden's army who
flees south in rout. Villars pursues for 20 miles. Villars captures Baden's
siege trine and bridging train as well as most of Baden's guns.
Marsin merges with Villars for a few miles where his men are well bolstered
by the arrival of new troops. Marsin attempts to keep up with Villars but
is unable to do so. Marsin has outstretched his supply lines but his army
is small enough that he is able to subsist from foraging.
Tallard's run of good fortune has come to a temporary halt in Munich. Trying
desperately to join the Elector in Passau, Tallard was unable to get any
of his forces moving and they remain in Munich.
THE ELECTOR: The
Elector sits at Passau awaiting the arrival of Tallard - who does not join
him. Having left the heart of Bavaria, the Elector must now be concerned
that Marlborough who has arrived in Bavaria will lay waste to his land.
Marlborough and Eugene enter northern Bavaria which has been conveniently
vacated by the Elector.
and Eugene enter northern Bavaria which has been conveniently vacated by
to out-run the French to Stuttgart, Baden was caught and engaged by Villars
where he suffered a devastating defeat. Baden's army has fled south to
Swabia and is demoralized..
Dessau's army remains camped close to