|Russian Observation Corps on the Muhlberg|
Preliminary work on an Order of Battle had been formulating for some time. When I got down to work in earnest, the result was an eye-opener. Kunersdorf is HUGE. I thought the Zorndorf battlefield fought in an earlier series of battles was huge. Kunersdorf is even larger with 50+ BMUs per side. The battlefield takes up the entire 12' x 6' table.
|Russian gun emplacements on the Grosser Spitzberg|
|Kunersdorf from Britishbattles.com|
|Major terrain features of Kunersdorf|
Think of the ridgeline as an arrow with the Muhlberg as the arrowhead. The arrow would point to the northeast. Looking down upon the battlefield from the northeast, the exposure of the Observation Corps situated on the Muhlberg is apparent. Historically, the Observation Corps collapsed quickly when the Prussian grenadiers (center formation) attacked from the Walkberg. The Russians on the Muhlberg salient retreated back to the main body. Luckily, the main Russian body was able to stabilize the situation before the Prussians could mount their next attacks upon the heights.