Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Second Miravat – Move 7

1400-1500 12 August 1813
  Table at the start of move 7
Top Left – Spanish remain watching the battle from the left bank of the river Ebro
Top Centre – French cavalry routed again, infantry forced to form square
Bottom Centre – British infantry skirmish with French squares

  5th British corps

General Murray (Poor)
9 Command Points
Orders – Engage Miravat
Murray moves to left flank
6th brigade advance 3” and form line
8th brigade advance 6”
Artillery limber guns
Murray moves to right flank
7th brigade advance 6”

Cavalry charge 32nd French in shaken square (combat total 10)
French three casualties and rout
Cavalry test morale to pursue (total 6 – pursue)
Cavalry test who to charge (total 3 – charge nearest enemy)
Cavalry charge French gunners (total 1 – no casualties)

5th brigade firefight with 30th French (in square) (total 11)
British one casualty
French three casualties and rout

21st French test morale for rout within 4” (total 0 – fail and rout)

  8th French corps
General Harispe (Average)
5 Command Points
Orders – Hold Miravat
Harispe changes orders to “Retreat”
Harispe moves to left flank
31st brigade about turn and move to enter Miravat

Test morale for routed brigades:
Cavalry (total minus 4 – fail and continue rout)
32nd brigade (total minus 4 – fail and continue rout)
21st brigade (total minus 2 – fail and continue rout)
30th brigade (6 casualties is a permanent rout)

2nd Spanish corps

General Elio (Poor)
10 Command Points
Orders – Hold bridge
Waiting for new orders from CinC

Captain General Copons
 5 Command Points
Arrives on the battlefield and joins 2nd corps
Changes their orders to “Engage Miravat”

Game Notes
Copons arrived after 2nd corps had moved, so his orders to Engage will not be effective until next move.

When cavalry rout enemy they test to see if they pursue. 
If they have to pursue, they again test to see which enemy they will charge/pursue.

Rule 12 covers infantry firefight
Rule 15 covers cavalry v infantry combat
Rule 17 covers reaction to rout

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