The timing of the attack and the weather played a big part in the Austrian plans and ultimate success as they attacked at around 5:30 a.m. and a thick fog covered the battlefield for much of the fighting. Visibility was therefore reduced to 12" in turn 1 and 18" from turn 2 until the end of turn 10. To add a little extra 'interest' orders for units that couldn't 'see' the enemy would blunder on ANY double, recreating a degree of confusion in the fog. We used Black Powder with the usual amendments to make them more accurately (IMHO) reflect my understanding of the period and the battle, and used 66% distances (due to the weather conditions). I decided to play the whole battle as it just fit onto my 12' table. In the original battle the main Austrian attack was from the South and the attack from the North East was intended mainly to pin down the Prussian left flank and stop them reinforcing their right. To give the Prussians a better chance I gave them a slight chance of being reinforced from the North West by a detached corps. In reality these troops were unable to break through the Austrian encirclement but did assist in the Prussian retreat, which was left unmolested by the very tardy Austrians.
Map from http://www.kronoskaf.com
Prussian Army: C-in-C: Frederick II King of Prussia (9) Aggressive, Assisted by FM Keith (9) Headstrong/Decisive
BREAK POINT: 4 BRIGADES