Almost the entire battle was fought on the French right/Allies left. The allies scored the first hit after an unsuccesful infantry attack. The French launched a cavalry attack on their right and the center, eliminating on artillery unit and weakening some other units. Allies reacted with their cavalry. The french cavalry attack continued and some more allied units were eliminated. The depleted French cavalry could retreat after that and the infantry were able to secure a victory with a bayonet charge.
101 Bailén (19 July 1808)
Allies (Mantra) 5
French (Mark McG) 7
Spanish drew ahead from the outset, courtesy of a rather uninspiring French hand. Then a process of getting rid of the Guerrilla Markers, but eventually the French started marching and charging and with the Bayonet they turned the game around.
Fighting commenced on the flanks with the Spanish cavalry attacking on the left and right early on. After a French cavalry counterattack, the score stood at 3-3. A French infantry attack on the left failed to do much damage and was bloodily repulsed, resulting in the exit of the Swiss. A few more card plays led to the final destruction of the French left and an Allied victory. Except for a few artillery shots, there was almost no action in the center.
Giulio and I are playing our games this coming Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Giulio was travelling on business early in the period, but we should have our games played without a hitch this weekend.
Togan Alper (Allies) 7
EZpickins (Allies) 2
sorry for the late post. It had been actually over a week but I did not get around posting the results. It was a very very lucky day for me on the dice and cards and the results show it. Thanks to Ezpickens for being such a good sport on such an unlucky day.