Thursday, February 16, 2012

Battle of Tortosa – Move 1

1200-1300 10 August 1813
  Table at the start of move 1

Left – 1st Spanish corps cross the river Ebro
           Spanish cavalry deployed in the centre to protect the corps column

Right – 17th French corps approach Tortosa
              The town is held by 21st infantry brigade

  1st Spanish corps

General del Parque (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Move to Tortosa
Del Parque moves to centre of corps
1st brigade moves 8” to the far left and forms column of attack (double move)
2nd brigade moves 8” to centre left
Artillery moves 16” (double move) to centre
3rd brigade advance 16” (double move)
4th brigade advance 16” (double move)

17th French corps
General Halbert (Average)
8 Command Points
Orders – Move to Tortosa
Cavalry advance 8” and form line
22nd brigade advance 8” and form column of attack
Artillery advance 8”
Halbert moves to centre of corps
24th brigade advance 16” (double move)

Marshal Suchet (Gifted)
4 Command Points
Move 16” to observe Spanish deployment

Game Notes
Del Parque orders his corps to deploy between the hill and the woods
Moving first he has the advantage of being more than 16” from the nearest enemy
He can therefore take advantage of multiple moves
He also has a good dice roll for CP, which allows him to take full advantage

Halbert deploys his cavalry to counter the enemy cavalry
He then orders his corps to deploy to the right of Tortosa
Most of his brigades are too close to the enemy to take multiple moves

Marshal Suchet is moving with 17th corps
He moves forward to observe the Spanish deployment
Rule 5 covers multiple movement
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