Lasalle does not provide a fixed ground scale, but Sam Mustafa mentions in the explanatory notes that 3 Base Widths are roughly equivalent to 100 yards. While strict application of ground, figure and time scales doesn’t generally feature in Sam’s rules, I do find a ground scale useful when starting to write a historical scenario. I have therefore taken the scale to be 1BW to 33 yards. This means a standard 24 x 36 BW table represents an area roughly 800 yards by 1200 yards.
Lasalle scenario 1. The Battle of Leipzig: Markkleeberg, 16 October 1813: Prussians and Russians versus French and Poles
We played this scenario in our first face to face game after lockdown and we greatly enjoyed it. It is reported in my blog post here. After our game I tweaked the scenario a little bit, by removing the sudden death victory conditions. In our play through, the Allied player chose to go for the sudden death route to victory and completely ignored the village. This gave a great game but it didn’t feel much like the actual engagement, where Markkleeberg was the focus of much of the battle.
Lasalle scenario 2. The Danube Valley, 21 April 1809: “Bristling with guns”. St Hilaire assaults a hilltop position
This scenario concerns a part of the combat between Davout and Rosenberg on the day before the battle of Eckmühl. The whole combat is covered in the Laichling scenario for Blücher, attached below, while this game focuses on St Hilaire and Deroi’s attacks on the hilltop position that anchored the Austrian left wing.
Lasalle scenario 3. “The Duke of Ligny”: General Girard at St Amand la Haye, 16 June 1815
This scenario concerns the fight for St Amand la Haye during the battle of Ligny, Napoleon’s final battlefield victory. I have uploaded it before playtesting so can’t vouch for balance yet. However I am hopeful as the points totals fit the standard ‘weighted’ scenarios in the rulebook almost exactly.
Lasalle scenario 4. Feeling for the enemy. Friant versus Rosenberg, 21 April 1809
A partner for scenario 2, this features the actions of the left wing of Davout’s III Corps on 21 April 1809, the day before Eggmühl. Friant’s division is feeling for the right flank of the Austrian position but keeps encountering more Austrian troops.