Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Second Miravat – Move 2

0900-1000 12 August 1813
Table at the start of move 2
Top Left – 2nd Spanish corps hold left of the river Ebro
Top Centre – 8th French corps strengthen their left flank
Bottom Centre – British cavalry threaten Cambrils road

5th British corps
General Murray (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Engage Miravat
Infantry advance and angle towards Cambrils road
Artillery advance and unlimber
Murray moves within command range of cavalry
British dragoons charge French lancers
Lancers test to counter charge (total 2 – pass and counter charge)
Dragoons have more combat factors, melee total 10
Dragoons disordered but no casualties
Lancers rout with one casualty
30th French test morale for rout within 2” (total 2 – fail and are shaken)
Dragoons test morale to pursue (total 4 – pursue)
Dragoons test for effect of pursuit (total 4 – charge nearest enemy)
Dragoons charge shaken infantry square
Infantry have more combat factors, melee total 6
Infantry have one casualty and are already shaken
Dragoons have one casualty, are disordered and retire 8”
8th French corps

General Harispe (Average)
9 Command Points
Orders – Hold Miravat
Artillery fire on 6th British (total 10 one hit)
6th British test morale for first casualty (total 2, fail and are shaken)
32nd brigade advance and form square
Harispe moves within command range of cavalry
Cavalry retire behind 32nd brigade square
Harispe moves to join shaken 30th brigade
30th brigade test morale for shaken (total 7 – pass and become disordered)
Cavalry test morale for rout (total 2 – fail and remain in rout)
Game Notes
Murray has taken a chance in ordering his dragoons to charge the lancers
Despite winning the melee, he then lost morale and had to pursue
The next dice throw decided that he must charge the nearest enemy
Fortunately this was a shaken square
The infantry won the melee and the dragoons were forced to withdraw
Harispe has not been so lucky
He has lost the cavalry melee and failed to rally his lancers
He has however rallied his shaken infantry square
He has also caused one casualty on the British infantry
Rule 7 covers artillery fire
Rule 14 covers cavalry v cavalry combat
Rule 17 covers reaction to rout
Rule 18 covers morale test
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