Blucher wanted to secure a second bridge head north of
Davout was determined to regain the initiative and ordered 6th corps to retake the town.
The table consists of squares G1, G2, G3, H1, H2, H3, I1, I2, I3
The town of
Prussians (Paul) are deployed either side of Colbitz
French (Jan) will enter from left
The Prussians form square to protect the guns, and the cavalry tmove forward to support the square. The guns are directed to fire on the right hand enemy infantry column. The remaining infantry will hold their position awaiting developments.
The remaining French infantry brigade in the centre immediately form square, to cover the retreat of their comrades. The hussars halt to pin the square, whilst the supporting infantry advance to crush them.
With the enemy retreating in great disorder the Prussians advance to complete the enemy rout. One infantry brigade remain to hold the town and protect the guns.
The battle has been a decisive victory for the Prussians.
The French will retreat and will take at least two days to recover.