Monday, April 9, 2012

Battle of Mora – Move 7

1400-1500 13 August 1813

  Table at the start of move 7
Top – Spanish advance towards Mora
Bottom – Italian wait for the Spanish attack

  4th Spanish corps

General O’Donnell (Poor)
7 Command Points
Orders – Move to Mora
O’Donnell changed corps orders to Engage
Artillery fire on 6th Italian (total 9 – one casualty)
6th Italian test morale for third casualty (total 4 – pass remain formed)
15th brigade advance 6”
O’Donnell moves within command range of 15th brigade
15th brigade skirmish 8th Italian (total 3 – no casualties”

16th Italian corps

General Severoli (Poor)
8 Command Points
Orders – Hold Mora
Severoli changes corps orders to Engage
Artillery fire at close range on 14th Spanish (total 12 – two casualties)
14th Spanish test morale for third casualty (total 1 – fail become shaken)
Severoli moves to command range of 8th brigade
8th brigade advance to musket range of 15th Spanish
8th Italian and 15th Spanish exchange volley fire, Italians win (total 10)
15th Spanish lose three casualties and rout
8th Italian lose one casualty and stand firm

Game Notes
The dice gods seem to be smiling on both the Italians
6th brigade received third casualty, but passed morale by rolling a 6
The gunners rolled 2xD6 when firing at close range and inflicted two casualties

Despite the loss of one brigade in rout, the Spanish could still easily win this battle if they can do some more damage with their artillery

The Italians were fortunate that the brigade with the least casualties was in the right place to volley fire on the leading Spanish brigade.

Severoli had to change his orders from Hold to Engage in order to move forward and volley with the Spanish.   On Hold he would have had to wait until the enemy advanced close enough for him to fire.

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