CK01 Sahagun (21 December 1808)

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Total plays 13 - Last reported by RiverWanderer on 2021-12-07 18:14:44

Sahagun - 21st December 1808

Historical Background
On a bitterly cold morning in December 1808, 400 men of the 15th Light Dragoons (Hussars) shivered in their pelisses outside the town of Sahagun after an arduous night march. Their commander Lord Henry Paget was fuming as French piquets had alerted the sleeping troopers of the 1st Provisional Chasseurs a Cheval and the 8th Dragoons in the town.
The French befuddled by sleep and half blinded by snow had decamped and were now formed up in the open ground to the east of the town. Lord Paget had an unpalatable decision to make, his other regiment, the 10th Light Dragoons under the incompetant General Slade, was late and he now faced odds of two to one.
With the element of surprise fast dissappearing and time running short Lord Paget made a characteristically bold decision and ordered a charge straight into the teeth of the enemy.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?


Set-Up Order

Forest 6
River 4
RiverBend 1
Town 4
TownWindmill 1


Battle Notes

British Army
Commander : Lord Henry Paget
5 Command Cards
2 Tactics Cards (Optional)
Move First

Light Cavalry Leader
6 2

French Army
Commander : General de Brigade Cesar Alexandre Debelle
1 Command Cards (The French player draws two cards every turn until they have three cards in hand.)
2 Tactics Cards (Optional)

Light Cavalry Heavy Cavalry Leader
3 3 2


4 Banners

Special Rules
1. The French Heavy Cavalry have three blocks rather than the usual four.
2. The French player begins the game with one card in hand and draws two cards every turn until he has three cards
3. The Banner on the river counts as a temporary victory banner for either side (Temporary Victory Banner)
4. Gentlemen playing the above scenario may avail of the following additional rules, though these are not to be indulged in when wives or servants are present.

Battle of Sahagun Drinking Game
1. Every time a player takes a victory banner, he must take a drink.
2. Every time a player loses a unit, he must take a drink.
3. Every time a General rolls for "risk", the owning player must take a drink.
4. If the British player plays Short of Supply, the French player may negate it by downing his drink in one and saying "That Damn Fool Slade!"
5. If the French player plays First Strike, the British player may negate it by downing his drink in one and saying "Emsdorf and victory!"

Tags: Banners: 4, Army: British, Army: French, Special Rule: Temporary VB, Unofficial

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Freeloading-Phill replied the topic: #510 10 years 11 months ago
Played this against Tom last night as a quick one before he had to leave.

I thought I had the Frnch on the ropes after rolling 5 cavalry in my first 6 dice but they turned around and Cavalry Charged me on their second turn. After that it was all over.


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There are in Europe many good generals, but they see too many things at once. I see one thing, namely the enemy's main body. I try to crush it, confident that secondary matters will then settle themselves. ~Napoleon