Over the past three weeks it has become apparent that there has been a loss of interest in the campaign. Two players confirmed that they would no longer be able to continue with the campaign. A further two players failed to send in their movement orders despite at least two reminders. I have not heard from them since Christmas, so I must assume that they also have lost interest in the game.
The delay in the play whilst I waited, in vain, for replies has meant that the campaign has lost its impetus.
The campaign was moving towards a major battle, and I feel it would not be fair to ask the remaining six players to take on the added task of trying to sort out the complicated movements.
The campaign was within two moves of a major battle, and that would have been a good point to draw the campaign to a close.
I do not want to end the campaign on this sad note. A lot of players have put considerable work into it so far, and it would be very unfair on them. So I have decided to convert the PBEM to a solo campaign for the final two or three moves.
The PBEM will end on move 14, the last move for which I received all of the corps commander movement orders. That would be 1600 5 June 1813.
I have received orders for six corps for move 15, and I will issue the two missing orders myself. That will take the campaign up to 2000 5 June 1813.
There will then be a major battle starting on Move 16 0800 6 June 1813. This battle will bring the campaign to an end.
As the PBEM campaign has now ceased, and as hidden movement is no longer an issue, I will include a campaign map with move 15, which will show the locations of all commands at at nightfall on 5 June 1813.
I am sorry that this action has been necessary, particularly for those players who have supported the campaign to this point.