114 Barrosa (5 March 1811)

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10 years 8 months ago #640 by alecrespi

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10 years 8 months ago #674 by Achtung-Panzer
I played this scenario and two Bayonet Charge cards ensured a bloody fight for the hill, claiming a general from each side!

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10 years 2 months ago #792 by Mark-McG
what to do with the Spanish seems to be the key for the scenario. In many ways they are a thorn in the side for the British, being weak offensively, a hinderance to moving British units though them, and cheaper Victory Banners for the French.

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10 years 2 months ago #793 by Bayernkini
In all of my games, most battles was indeed on the section with the hills.
Therefore the Allies should take his advantage on this section, with a fast support of the british behind, before the French can bring up more units from there backside to this section.
But at last, dice decides and the dice can be cruel :evil:

My dice are the hell!

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1 year 8 months ago #6968 by LARS
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Graham’s Guards and the Spanish win the day, but at great cost. Dilkes provided timely support in the center. Allies win 7-3.

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1 year 2 months ago #7306 by Major Poldark
The action was on the French left on the hills vs. the Spanish and British Grenadier Guards. The Spanish crumbled fairly quickly, and despite the Guards best efforts, the French carried the day. A weak hand of card early hindered the Brits too.

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11 months 4 days ago #7504 by Hawkmoon
Replied by Hawkmoon on topic 114 Barrosa (5 March 1811)
7/2 for the Allied on the 1st game and 7/6 for the French for the return. Very interesting scenario based on Infantry power. It is very hard to use Artillery and Cavalry is weak for both sides.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #7908 by Richards
Replied by Richards on topic 114 Barrosa (5 March 1811)
Barrosa – March 5th, 1811
Turn 1: General Eugène-Casimir Villatte marches against the Spanish right flank. The objective is to seize the high ground near Barrosa. The Spanish, under General Lardizabal counters the move and eliminates Villatte’s regiment although the French general manages to escape.

Turn 2: General Villatte regroups and sends in his Voltigeurs to scatter the Spanish forces near the village of Barrosa. He also sends two line regiments to push back the Spanish on the heights above the town. The Spanish under Lardizabal consolidate and fire several accurate volleys against the French light troops who are forced to withdraw. French 2, Allies 1.

Turn 3: Both sides reinforce their forces for another struggle over the Barossa heights.

Turn 6: The French lean on the Leadership of Generals Villatte and François Ruffin and surge forward on the beleaguered Barrosa highlands. The Spanish line infantry are unable to resist the melee and two regiments of Spaniards evaporate. French 4, Allies 1.

Turns 7-9: Both sides are again building up to seize the Barrosa Ridge. Skirmishing on the far left of the Allied line.

Turns 10-11: Fierce hand-to-hand fighting on the ridge. French 5, Allies 3.

Turn 12: The deciding turn! General Villatte urges on his exhausted troops forward for one more assault, this time against Lieutenant-General Thomas Graham’s redcoats who recently arrived to support the Spanish. The French effort is just enough to eliminate a British regiment and, to top it off, General Graham falls in combat. With the Group Victory Banner and the death of General Graham, the victory goes to the French 7 to 3.

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