In late August 1813, Napoleon decided to order a general offensive to take Berlin, the Prussian capital, with the overall goal of knocking the Prussians out of the war. Marshal Oudinot’s corps advanced towards this objective along three separate roads. The fighting that took place on 23 August was essentially three isolated actions at Blankenfield, Grossbeeren, and Sputendorf. In each case the Allies prevailed and Oudinot retreated to Wittenberg. At this point Napoleon appointed Marshal Michel Ney to command.

Here is another 1813 – 2013 anniversary battle. A real hum dinger of an encounter Battle with Marshal Ney squaring up to Crown Prince Charles of Sweden (Marshal Bernadotte). Can you smash your way through or hang on as the Allies.