At the time of the Napoleonic Wars, Spain was only a shadow of its former power. Spanish troops and leaders, as many Napoleonic historians point out, performed badly on a large number of occasions. Yet there are a number of battles, Bailen, Tamames, Alcaniz and San Marcial where the Spaniards fought valiantly and gained victory. Ironically, the point most historians overlook is the fact that the Spanish armies constituted a threat that the French simply could not ignore. As good as Wellington’s Anglo-Portuguese field army was, that army faced multiple French armies. They could only defeat one French army at a time. The Spanish Armies and the accompanying guerrilla warfare against French troops tied down the remainder, allowing the Anglo-Portuguese army to ultimately emerge victorious.
In this expansion you will find 18 historical scenarios that focus on Peninsular battles fought by the Spanish army from 1808 to 1813, plus all the new units you’ll need to field for these engagements.=
-One 2" spine box
-Scenario Booklet that features 18 historical scenarios plus Expansion rules.
-2 Spanish National Unit Reference Cards
- 95 Infantry blocks (71 Spanish - 24 French)
-73 Cavalry blocks (39 Spanish - 34 French)
-9 Artillery blocks (9 Spanish)
-4 Leader blocks (4 Spanish)
-3 Block Label sheets
-1 Terrain Tile Sheet - contains 15 double sided Terrain Tiles
-1 Square and Counter sheet
- 1 Spanish Infantry Square Track
-4 Spanish Square Counters
-9 Spanish Victory Banner counters (Spanish Flag one side, French Flag other side)
-6 Spanish Guerrilla Action tokens
Bailén - July 19 1808
Zornoza - October 31, 1808
Gamonel - November 7, 1808
Espinosa - November 11, 1808
Somosierra - November 30, 1808
Medellin - March 28, 1809
Alcaniz - May 23, 1809
Maria - June 6, 1809
Talavera (Spanish Flank) - July 28, 1809
Tamames - October 13, 1809
Ocano (Cavalry Action) - November 18, 1809
Ocano - November 19, 1809
Alba de Tormes - November 28, 1809
Barrosa (French Attack) - March 5, 1811
Albuera - May 16, 1811
Vitoria (Hill's Attack) - June 21, 1813
San Marcial - August 31, 1813
Ordal Cross - September 13. 1813
An updated Quick Reference Card for the British, Spanish and Portuguese armies. This version incorporates the French Guard Horse Artillery and British Rocket Artillery units that will be included in Expansion 5, "Generals, Marshals & Tacticians." It also corrects the error in the number of blocks comprising a Spanish Militia unit (4 not 3) that was on the original QRC.
Two-sided PDF (Allies on one page; French on the other), formatted like the QRCs provided in the base game and Expansions 1 & 2.
A mini-Quick Reference Card for the Swiss Mercenaries found in the Bailén scenario, formatted like the QRCs in the original game and Expansions 1 & 2. The mini-QRC uses the unit labels created by Bayerkini, which are available on the C&C: Napoleonics web site and which can be seen in his uploaded photos of the Bailén battle on this website. One page PDF.
This sheet contains extra Victory banners, Guerrilla Action and Square tokens (including 5-8 for unofficial "Epic" play).
Victory banners are provided with both a black border and white border. (I mount mine on black blocks the same size as C&C: Ancients infantry.) The Guerrilla Action tokens will accommodate a punch up to .875". (I use a 13/16" arch punch centered within the black die circle, and then mount on 1" black disks.)