Fuentes de Oñoro - 3rd to 5th May 1811
Following the winter of 1810 which Marshal Massena’s Army of Portugal spent before the lines of Torres Vedras, the French retreated into Spain leaving a garrison in the Portuguese border fortress of Almeida. Wellington followed up with his British Portuguese army and laid siege to Almeida, which had to be taken before he continued his advance into Spain. He was joined there by Spanish guerrillas.
In April 1811 Massena advanced from Ciudad Rodrigo to relieve Almeida, the move Wellington hoped Massena would make, although earlier than he had expected. Wellington took position on the ridge above Fuentes de Oñoro, ready to fight the form of defensive battle he fought so effectively on many occasions.
Immediately before the battle, Marshal Bessières brought up a force of 1,700 Guard Cavalry. There was consequently a wide range of cavalry in the French army, Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Hussars, Chasseurs à Cheval and Lancers.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?
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Commander : Wellington
6 Command Cards
6 Tactics Cards
Commander : Massena
5 Command Cards
5 Tactics Cards
Capturing Poco Velho is one banner for the French, as is Fuentes de Oñoro (Temporary Victory Banners)