strategic map at 0800 14 August 1813
7th French corps hold the strategically important town of Cambrils, which commands the main road to Tarragona and is the cross roads for Mora and Tortosa. It is also the concentration point for the remaining French corps.
17th French corps has been ordered to abandon Tortosa and march north to Cambrils. 16th Italian corps is approaching from the north having lost their battle at Mora the previous day.
2nd Spanish and 5th British corps have joined forces to take the town. The previous afternoon the British cavalry had attempted to move closer to the town but were forced to retreat by a strong French skirmish line.
tactical map at 0800 14 August 1813
The battle will take place in the nine squares outlined in white.
General Munsier has deployed his corps at Cambrils, with a strong skirmish to the west of the town.
General Halbert is approaching the town on the Tortosa road. He will arrive at the start of the battle. Marshal Suchet is approaching from the north on the Mora road, and will also arrive at the start of the battle.
2nd Spanish and 5th British corps will arrive from Miravat at the start of the battle.
Wargames Table at start of battle
Cambrils is centre right.
7th French corps is deployed in front of the town
17th French corps will arrive on the road bottom right at the start of the game
French CinC will arrive on the road top right at the start of the gam
5th British corps will arrive on the road centre left
2nd Spanish corps will arrive above the road centre left
Spanish CinC will arrive with 2nd Spanish corps
7th French corps
Cavalry and infantry on the hill are the skirmish line which repulsed the cavalry the previous afternoon. The remainder of the corps are deployed in front of the town either side of the Miravat road
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Each commander rolls an average dice and adds the number of formed brigades under command
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