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004 Corunna (16 January 1809)

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Total plays 95 - Last reported by sushidog on 2017-09-04 22:11:57

Corunna - 16 January 1809

Historical Background
Though Sir John Moore had orders to assist the Spanish army in 1808, he soon realized that the Spanish were beaten and ordered a retreat to evacuate his forces. He managed to keep ahead of the pursuing French, but was forced to turn and give battle at the port of Corunna when his transport vessels were late in arriving.
As day broke on 16 January, Moore had formed a series of defensive lines with the key position being the small village of Elvina.
The French were in position on the opposite heights. Napoleon had returned to France when it was clear that he would not trap Moore and Soult was now in command. His plan was to move against the British infantry on the left and center with most of his army, while the infantry division of Mermet attacked Elvina.
Mermet’s infantry fought tenaciously for Elvina. The village changed hands several times in fierce fighting before the French infantry were thrown back. Moore remained in the area to direct the battle and was struck by a cannonball, falling mortally wounded.
Further to the west, the French cavalry were hampered by the rough terrain and were eventually driven back. Night brought an end to the fighting and the British finished successfully evacuating their troops.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

Forest 5
Hill 18
River 9
RiverBend 5
RiverEnd 2
RiverY_right 1
Town 4

 

Battle Notes

British Army
• Commander: Sir John Moore
• 5 Command Cards
• Optional 4 Tactician Cards

Line Infantry Light Infantry Guard Grenadier Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
6 3 1 1 1 3

French Army
• Commander: Soult
• 5 Command Cards
• Optional 5 Tactician Cards
• Move First

Line Infantry Light Infantry Heavy Cavalry Foot Artillery Leader
8 3 2 2 3

Victory
6 Banners

Special Rules
• All streams are fordable.

Tags: Base Game, Banners: 6, Army: British, Army: French

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RiverWanderer's Avatar
RiverWanderer replied the topic: #4897 3 weeks 5 days ago
Interesting about the Corunna monument... I remember seeing it featured in a TV travel programme. Regular tourist stop by the sound of it.
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Bayernkini replied the topic: #4896 3 weeks 5 days ago

French Line unit missing from woods on left flank? 7 French LN units on the map - 8 listed; scenario book shows one in the woods on the left flank.


Right, in this old scenario pic the french LN is indeed missing :). Alessandro will fix it asap.
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Hawkmoon replied the topic: #4895 3 weeks 5 days ago
This summer, I went to Corunna and had visited a park which has the grave of a british general called John Moore killed during the battle.
RiverWanderer's Avatar
RiverWanderer replied the topic: #4893 3 weeks 5 days ago
French Line unit missing from woods on left flank? 7 French LN units on the map - 8 listed; scenario book shows one in the woods on the left flank.
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General-Lebrel replied the topic: #3666 1 year 3 months ago
Battle Review: batallitasrobervictor.blogspot.com.es/20...orunna-2-vuelta.html

By the way, the battle notes do not match the graphic
alecrespi's Avatar
alecrespi replied the topic: #1156 4 years 1 month ago
OK, just fixed it.
Thank you!

Don't forget to update your browser cache pressing CTRL+F5.
:-)
Bayernkini's Avatar
Bayernkini replied the topic: #1155 4 years 1 month ago
Right, it´s still an old scenario picture,
Alessandro will replace it soon :)
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Mark-McG replied the topic: #1154 4 years 1 month ago
The centre rear LT unit is a GG in the scenario book that is in the gamebox.
Bayernkini's Avatar
Bayernkini replied the topic: #318 6 years 7 months ago
Ok, here another logfile of the MT2.
Played against Jihef.
The game was closer than the result shows,
and it was a very good game B)
I was glad, could counter his
"La Grande Manoeuvre" :P
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Stormkahn replied the topic: #240 6 years 7 months ago
Well spotted :oops:
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Chris-Roper replied the topic: #238 6 years 7 months ago
Is this correct?

On the Map and in the British OOB, you are showing 3 units of British Light Infantry, but the Game manifest only lists 2 Units of British Light Infantry.

Cheers
Chris

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