003 Vimiero (21 August 1808)

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11 years 2 weeks ago #110 by alecrespi

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10 years 11 months ago #246 by General-Eble
Played this a few days ago as the French against a regular CCA opponent. Only my second game of CCN. After losing a few infantry units to British musketry and thinking I was going to get slaughtered got a roll on in the centre and left flank and started to push the Allies back. A heroic bayonet charge by the infantry in the centre ruptured the British line but I lost 2 leaders along the way to give the win to the Allies (4-6).

Like the system and the nationality characteristics that are not present in CCA. Looking forward to playing more.
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10 years 6 months ago #531 by Freeloading-Phill
Played yesterday against Badger. Lost 3-6 to those Brits. I just couldn't make any headway on my attacks.

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8 years 11 months ago #1000 by Mark-McG
Ladder pre-Round match
6 matches played
French 4 wins
Allies 2 wins

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7 years 8 months ago #1558 by odeon
Replied by odeon on topic 003 Vimiero (21 August 1808)
Lord Borjado (aliados) 2, ipm (franceses)6.

Saludos. Aquí una breve reseña del enfrentamiento librado en las cercanías de Vimiero.
La batalla estuvo centrada desde el primer momento en el flanco derecho francés, de hecho la mayoría de las activaciones en la zona central del campo de batalla consistió en enviar tropas para reforzar el ala derecha. Salvo al final de la partida en la que Lord Borjado intentó avanzar sobre el ala izquierda. Aquí los british demostraron una apabullante potencia de fuego con la infantería que casi acabó con un regimiento e ligeros franceses en dos descargas.

Los primeros movimientos fueron lentos intentando desplegar la masa de tropas agolpadas en el extremo del flanco derecho y así obtener el respaldo de la caballería, mientras desde el centro se acercaba el regimiento de granaderos y otro de linea. Como no tenía apenas cartas aplicables a esta zona esperé hasta tener en la mano varias cartas que se pudiesen jugar en el sector izquierdo.
Al cuarto turno es cuando se desencadenó el ataque. Los granaderos despejaron el bosque mientras las unidades de linea efectuando fuego conjunto con la artillería y de mosquetería tomaron la villa de Ventosa al asalto y acabaron con los regimientos de linea británico. Desde el centro británico llegaron tropas de refresco y se formó una segunda línea de resistencia con los portugueses como principal formación. Una carga de caballería ligera acabó con los cañones británicos en un golpe de suerte (2 cañones y una espada)mientras los granaderos y los restos de la linea francesa cerraban contacto con los portugueses.
Como siempre jugar con Lord Borjado es muy divertido y es un rival eficiente que no se deja someter con facilidad. Un saludo a mi honorable rival.
Tras cuatro o cinco turnos de escaramuzas y desgataste la calidad de las tropas francesas acabó imponiéndose y las bajas aliadas acabaron sumando los seis estandartes contra dos de los propios. La caballería ligera y los granaderos, a pesar de caer en la batalla, acabaron con la mayoría de las tropas anglo-portuguesas.
Es de destacar la increíble capacidad de supervivencia del general Fergusson que sobrevivió a cuatro tiradas de impacto dos de ellas en solitario. Así como los tiradores (rifles) ingleses que tiran con un dado más al número de batallones y a tres de distancia.
Cuando más juego a este sistema más me parece un festival de suerte, entre dados y cartas, hasta que no tienes varias cartas de acción que te permitan mantener la iniciativa en una zona, lo mejor es no arriesgarse mucho. La partida estuvo equilibrada y debo decir que 2 de mis regimientos acabaron reducidos a un solo batallón, de manera que perfectamente podríamos haber quedado más ajustados en el resultado.
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6 years 10 months ago #2539 by Pevans
I played this scenario with my usual oppo, John Mitchell, at Swiggers games club.

I played first as the French, John taking the Allied British and Portuguese force. Having several right flank cards plus tactic cards, I was able to keep attacking on my right, first advancing my line infantry and following up with the cavalry. This worked a treat - helped by some lucky dice rolls (four dice: four hits to completely eliminate a full-strength unit - a 1/81 chance) and I won 6:0.

We then swapped sides, John taking the French while I got to be the British. This time a French advance on their left was countered by the British right flank: an exchange of musketry across the river left honours even. Then the French attacked on their right, which was a bloody battle, even without the French cavalry involved, but indecisive. A French assault in the centre met with a British counter-assault. I then advanced on my right and finished off the French left flank with a Bayonet Charge. This was a much closer game, but the British won 6:5, making me overall winner 12:5 (unusually decisive!).

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5 years 7 months ago #3658 by General-Lebrel

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4 years 6 months ago #4850 by Napoleons Triumph
A Battle Report for Vimiero

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1 year 4 months ago #6607 by NightOwl3
French moved fast on its right flank with a full attack. However, it was not able to knock out the British fast enough. The British center advanced and formed a united front which the French were not able to advance on. The British rife and art. did their part. British win 6-3.

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1 year 1 month ago #6838 by Pevans
Replied by Pevans on topic 003 Vimiero (21 August 1808)
It was Evert's turn to be the British this week, so I grumbled at having to attack with fewer Command cards and units. The action started on the French right. I manoeuvred the French artillery into line with the infantry, so that the opposing guns could take potshots at each other. Evert moved up some of the British infantry and the French infantry countered. The end result of that skirmish was a British unit reduced to one block and heading for the baseline and a French line infantry in Ventosa, but ahead of any support. Plus the French heavy cavalry in the line.
British line infantry (and lucky dice) destroyed the infantry in the town, but a Forced March from me repaid the favour. "Elan" brought the French cavalry into the fight and repeated "Attack Right" cards continued the scrap. When the dust settled, the French Light Cavalry had fallen to artillery fire after finishing off the battered British unit. There had been another exchange of line infantry units and the score was 3:3. With no more right flank cards, I couldn't finish off this flank.
Luckily, the British switched focus, advancing infantry on their left. French infantry promptly popped up on to the hills and shot at them until they went away. Both sides moved troops up in the centre - I wanted to get my Grenadiers into the fight while Evert had some rifles and cavalry that were a bit too far away.
The British forces in the centre now formed a solid line. The British and Portuguese light cavalry tested the French line, but the British unit fell to a lucky die roll (go, Grenadiers!) and the Portuguese retired into the woods right of centre for some infantry support. Evert used a "Forward" card to move up the rifles to replace the cavalry while musketry from Portuguese infantry finished off the French heavy cavalry stuck on the right. Taking the score to 4:4.
A counter-attack from me saw several French infantry units attack the British rifles and line infantry in the woods. Another lucky die roll eliminated the line infantry - 5:4. The rifles ran for it, but I'd been saving a "Bayonet Charge" for just such occasion and the riflemen went down under the steel of three French infantry units to give me the win 6:4. A good fight that both sides looked to be in good shape to continue. Especially as there had been so little activity on the (French) left.

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