Friday, March 23, 2012

Second Miravat – Move 4

1100-1200 12 August 1813

  Table at the start of move 4

Top Left – 2nd Spanish corps hold left of the river Ebro
Top Centre – 8th French corps have moved the squares nearer to the road
Bottom Centre – British cavalry pin the enemy left flank

  8th French corps

General Harispe (Average)
12 Command Points
Orders – Hold Miravat
Artillery fire on 6th British (total 7 – no casualties)
Artillery manhandle 2” back towards town
Harispe moves to centre of corps
21st brigade prepare to vacate Miravat
29th brigade move 2” closer to town
Harispe moves to join lancer brigade
Lancers test morale for shaken (total 6 – pass test become disordered)

5th British corps

General Murray (Poor)
7 Command Points
Orders – Engage Miravat
Artillery fire on French gunners (total 10 – one casualty)
French gunners test morale for first casualty (total 3 – pass test remain formed)
Artillery manhandle 2” towards Miravat
Murray moves to command range (8”) of cavalry brigade
Cavalry advance 6” towards enemy gunners
5th and 7th brigades both advance 6” towards road

Game Notes
Murray has decided to press his attack on the French left flank without waiting to see what the Spanish will do.

His cavalry have advanced within charge range of the enemy gunners.   The retreat of the two French squares out of range of the British artillery has left the French gunners exposed to the cavalry

If the Spanish join the attack victory seems certain.

Harispe is withdrawing the weak garrison from Miravat and is about to replace them with a strong brigade, in order to hold off any Spanish advance.

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