Battle of Vitoria bicentennial - 21 June 2013

Battle of Vitoria bicentennial - 21 June 2013

Postby nicholasswales » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:08 pm

Thanks to everyone who participated in he game; we had a good turn out, and the game went well. The result was a British victory, but then the odds were somewhat in their favour. Nevertheless, the British reached half their breakpoint, which was bigger than the French breakpoint, first, so it clearly wasn't a hopeless case. But then superior numbers and troop quality began to tell.

I took a few photos, but they're not terribly good, because I'm not a great photographer, and my Blackberry is not the greatest camera! But here are the somewhat printable ones anyway:

Starting out, British and Portuguese on the left under the overall command of Jeff, French on the right under the overall command of Tod:

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The British cavalry advances on their right, under the command of Chris, supported by Portuguese infantry under Patrick; up against French dragoons and infantry under Mike.

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Serge, commanding the French centre-left, advances to block Duncan's advance; while Duncan deploys a grand battery to support Chris's cavalry attack. Further up the picture, Brian's British and Portuguese advance in the centre against Vince.

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The British heavy dragoons prepare to charge!

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Re: Battle of Vitoria bicentennial - 21 June 2013

Postby TodCreasey » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:34 pm

Excellent game Nick - thanks again for running it especially given the effort required to bring all of those collections together.

My master plan of conscripts shooting up the British advance was somewhat of a mess - I shall rethink that for Leipzig.

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