Sunday, April 8, 2012

Battle of Mora – Move 6

1300-1400 13 August 1813
  Table at the start of move 6
Top – Spanish guerrilla brigade arrive
Bottom – Italian cavalry have retired nearer to Mora

  4th Spanish corps
General O’Donnell (Poor)
7 Command Points
Orders – Move to Mora
Artillery fire on cavalry, who are out of the angle of fire
13th brigade advance 2” in square
Artillery manhandle 2” forward
14th and 15th brigade advance 6”
16th brigade advance 8”
O’Donnell moves to centre of corps

  16th Italian corps
General Severoli (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold Mora
Artillery fire close range on 14th Spanish (total 6 – one casualty)
14th Spanish test morale for first casualty (total 6 – pass remain formed)
Game Notes
The only way the Italians can hope to win this battle is to inflict casualties at long range with their artillery, and hope that the poor quality Spanish infantry will fail their morale.
The French gunners achieved a hit, but unfortunately on the best of the four Spanish brigades – when then rolled a good dice for their morale test.
If the Spanish can cause even slight casualties it is likely that the French, who have previous battle casualties, will also fail their morale.   If one brigade breaks it is very likely that the rout will spread.
The Spanish infantry are almost within musket range, and if they can survive one more round of artillery fire should be able to close with the French infantry
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