Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Battle of Torrente – Move 12

1900-2000 10 August 1813
  Table at the start of move 12
Top left – 4th Spanish corps advance in square towards Italian cavalry
Right – Italian corps have suffered casualties to cavalry, garrison and right hand brigade
Bottom – 3rd Spanish corps have suffered casualties and right hand brigade is shaken

  16th Italian corps

General Severoli (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold Farm
General moves to command range (8”) of cavalry
Cavalry withdraw 8” facing enemy
General returns to centre of corps
Artillery retreat 8”
8th brigade (farm) skirmish 9th Spanish (total 6 – one casualty)
9th Spanish test morale for second casualty (total 2 – fail remain shaken)

  3rd Spanish corps

General Rosche (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Hold
Artillery moves 8” towards centre of corps
10th brigade advance 3” and form line from column of attack
Move general to centre of corps
10th brigade volley fire on 7th Italian (total 6 – draw)
10th brigade receive second casualty and are disordered
7th Italian receive fourth casualty and are disordered
General joins shaken 11th brigade
11th brigade test morale for shaken (total 1 - fail remain shaken)
9th brigade test morale for shaken (total 2 – fail remain shaken)

4th Spanish corps

General O’Donnell (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Engage Enemy
Artillery fire on 6th Italian (total 12 – one casualty)
6th Italian test morale for first casualty (total 5 – pass test)
16th brigade moves forward to crest of hill
Move general to centre of corps
14th and 15th brigades advance 2” in square
Artillery manhandle forwards 2”
13th brigade advance 6”

Game Notes
Severoli is taking a lot of casualties, but his corps is still holding the farm

His 7th brigade have suffered four casualties in the exchange of volley fire with the two Spanish brigades, but neither side have broken.

3rd Spanish corps is also taking a lot of casualties, but they are spread throughout all of the brigades.   It is fortunate that they have all made their morale, because if one were to rout it is very likely that more would join them.

4th Spanish corps continues to move slowly towards the farm.   The Italian cavalry have taken one casualty and withdrawn, but they are still close enough to charge the Spanish should they form column of attack from their defensive squares

This would normally be the end of the game, as it is nightfall.   However the fighting around the farm needs to be resolved and it was agreed to fight one more round.

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