Battle of Auerstadt, Marshall Davout holds with his meagre force in the village of Hasenhausen against the masses of prussians
As the main army of Brunswick closes on the defenders
Orange's corps moves at the sound of the guns
The french reform into an attack column
And are beset by cavalry and infantry
The Hassenhausen garrison too is assaulted by the double of enemies
However the french élan begins to tell and the germans are pushed back
Even the cavalry is repelled, an unseemly outcome against infantry not formed in square
A fresh division of imperials comes to shore up the right flank
With a stroke of luck, the prussians manage to conquer Hassenhausen
Even killing Davout himself!
General Blücher is killed heroically at the head of this decisive attack
The prussian mass replaces battered divisions with intact ones efortlessly, while the french, despite their supperior quality, haven't got such resources
A fresh charge slams into the mauled french left, pushing back the stubborn infantrymen there
The garrison of Hasenhausen sallies forth and charges the enemy right, while Orange's men refill the momentarily empty village
In this sucession of assaults is killed general Friant, trying to rally the men
The more cohesive french right pushes back their would be vanquishers
Despite their best efforts, the imperial left is shot to pieces, and the ADCs order the retreat, covering it with their last division while the generals are buriend in a hurry
So another prussian victory, the french had it hard in this scenario, with the double of prussians coming their way, Davout managed to win the battle but then the prussians performed much more suicidally than I did, sending waves of cavalry against squares unsupported by the infantry.
Some things that the french could have done better was to concentrate their forces on one flank, and perhaps edge away from the incoming masses, deploying in the corner and let the prussians bash their collective heads against Hassenhausen. But then Hassenhausen fell quite fast so a "corner gunline" could have worked better. Both tactics could be combined using the village as and advanced guard.