My French (and maybe Austrians someday) are based on Leipzig, so I am looking to build a set of scenarios that would work for the battle - given the scale of the fight, I think it could be broken down into more manageable pieces and sub-battles.
What I haven't been able to find has been any maps or decent inspirational photos of the terrain. Anyone have some thoughts?
If it's still available Osprey Wargames Series 2 - The Campaign of Leipzig 1813 has some very nice maps. There are some in F L Petre, Napoleon's Last Campaign in Germany 1813, but they are a bit harder to read.
Osprey Wargames 2 on Leipzig has realy many maps. But they show only rudimentary terrain features. A lot of streets are missing as are most of the terrain features like mounds and hills.
The military history and atlas of the Napoleonic wars by Esposito and Elting is a little better, but still not enough for a correct view.
In 2013 there will be a new Panorama of the battle by Yadegar Asisi , in connection with an exhibition about the 200 year jubilee. 19. Oktober 1813 around 11 Uhr as seen from the roof of the Thomaskirche . This will surely give you a lot of "input".
The following link goes to a gaming page about Leipzig 1813 , some good photographs and a panorama map.