Thursday, January 26, 2012

Battle of Torrente – Move 7

1400-1500 10 August 1813
  Table at the start of move 7
The table has been changed again due to the Spanish flank move
Three squares have been taken from the left and three added to the right
Squares A1, B1 an C1 have been replaced by B4, B4 and C4
Top left – 4th Spanish corps prepare to advance north of Torrente
Right – Italian corps is changing their deployment to meet 3rd Spanish flank move
Bottom – 3rd Spanish corps move to their right to attack farm from the south

  4th Spanish corps
General O’Donnell (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – move to north of Torrente
Enemy are out of artillery range
Artillery manhandle 2” towards enemy
13th brigade form garrison of town
14th brigade advance 6”
15th brigade advance 2” in square
16th brigade advance 12” (double move) and form line
General moves to centre of corps
O’Donnell is ready to advance but wants to inflict casualties on enemy cavalry first

  3rd Spanish corps

General Rosche (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Move to east of Farm
Artillery fire on farm (total 4 – no casualties)
9th brigade turn right and advance 4”
10th brigade advance 4” and form column of attack
General moves to centre of corps
11th brigade advance 6”
Artillery manhandle 2” towards farm
Rosche has moved his artillery within close range of farm
He wants to inflict casualties on the garrison before he risks an attack

16th Italian corps
General Severoli (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Deploy between farm and hill
Artillery limber and move 4” towards enemy
7th brigade form column of march and retreat 4”
6th brigade turn left and move 6” towards farm
General moves to command range of cavalry
Cavalry turn left ready to move towards farm
Severoli is redeploying his corps nearer to the farm
He is moving one brigade to the left to counter 3rd Spanish corps

Game Notes
Severoli is redeploying his corps to defend south and west of the farm
This is to counter 3rd Spanish corps attempt to move south of the farm
Time is running out for the Spanish as they try to find a weak spot to attack

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  1. I am looking forward to the attack. (In our local Peninsular Campaign here I command the Spanish and attacking is never an enjoyable experience !)


  2. Hi Jacko

    This is the second time I have used the Spanish in this campaign. In the previous phase I think that the Spanish won one out of four battles. I would think that is about right.

    The whole object of the campaign is to provide enjoyable wargames, and there is nothing very enjoyable in using an army which is always certain to lose.

    I think the rules have it about right, but then there is always the luck of the dice.

    You will be able to just for yourself whether I have got the balance right or not