001 Roliça (French First Position) (17 August 1808)

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9 years 1 week ago - 8 years 10 months ago #112 by alecrespi
Last edit: 8 years 10 months ago by alecrespi. Reason: modified title

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8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago #366 by Freeloading-Phill
Played this last night against Badger.

As the French I, of course left the hill and attacked. :blink:

I had 2 Counter Attackes to start and figured that as he responded to my attack I could counterattack and keep driving forward.

Alas he had very little centre response.

The battle probably turned early when my Light Cav on the flank attacked the Portuguese Line only to have them first strike and get 4 cav hits!!:ohmy:

After that there was a bit of back and forth with the Brits edging ahead 5 to 3.

I did get Wellesley though.:P

Phill
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2 years 5 months ago #4851 by Napoleons Triumph
A Battle Report for Rolica (French First Position)

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2 years 2 months ago #4963 by Stanislav27
I have written a lengthy, dramatized account of the battle here: boardgamegeek.com/thread/1826321/bapteme-du-feu-rolica-1808

Final Result:

First Battle of Roliça: Stanislav (FRANCE) 5 Victory Banners vs. 2 Victory Banners Mikkel (BRITAIN)

Second Battle of Roliça: Stanislav (BRITAIN) 2 Victory banners vs. 5 Victory banners Mikkel (FRANCE)

Overall result: 7-7 draw

It was two very exciting iterations of the first scenario of C&C: Napoleonics (though only the one above has been immortalized so far), and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Somehow, it was also fitting that two seasoned C&C: Ancients generals would end their first conflict in the Napoleonic wars in a draw. Interestingly, both battles featured very different ideas and execution. Whereas the key to my own victory as the French was to exploit the mobility and shock value of my cavalry against the weaker Portuguese elements, Mikkel focused on the Frenchmen’s superior melee capabilities by charging the British centre. In the end of our second battle, I only snatched the necessary 2nd banner for the draw by using my Portuguese troops to seize one of the objective tiles.

All in all, this game is amazing, and the tactical choices and possibilities are incredibly fun and engaging, capturing the historic period in thrilling manner without being overly complex. Needless to say, I can’t wait for more!

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11 months 2 weeks ago #5642 by MayorJim
I think you are missing a leader, (Trant) with the Portuguese cavalry in your initial set up?

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10 months 2 weeks ago #5688 by Alexander Konovaltsev
Could anyone help with the following question. In the rulebook it is clearly desribed that units can not move through the river without a bridge or passing. Does it mean that in Rolica scenario left flank of the British forces should stay behind the river? Thanks in advance.

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10 months 2 weeks ago #5689 by Mark-McG
Scenario Special Rule
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• The entire river is fordable.

www.commandsandcolors.net/napoleonics/th...le-river-stream.html

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