Peninsular Campaign

A chronological playing of all the official Peninsular War scenarios with a running score tally in banner counts. Command Card disparity adds banners to the lower command side equal to the disparity amount. French: Mark McG Allies: BrentS
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Barrosa - 5 March 1811

Mark McG
Australia
Penshurst
NSW
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French started this scenario with a Bayonet Charge, and vapourised 2 Spanish LN on the ridge, and chopped another down to 1 block on the first turn. That was the last decent card I had all game, and with only 1 Centre card, I may as well have discarded half my force.

British reinforcements came up the ridge, and although I could Probe back for a while, in the face of better cards and average rolls, the French left crumbled and died. Managed to take out a British LN in the melee, and somehow missed the 1 block Spanish LN with 3 dice in melee. Casualties on the Left were 2 LN, 1 LT and Villatte.

With the loss of the ridge, and the British pressing up the Right flank, for which at least I had 4 cards (and Cavalry Charge), the loss of a LT made it 6-3. The Brits played Scout Centre, the light cavalry attacked the artillery, which retreated, and exploited to attack Ruffin alone, who died from never having a card to move him. 7-3, and a damn frustrating set of cards. There is supposedly more Centre cards than the flank Section cards , so why I can't get any is beyond me. You can't hand manage what you never get.

French: 3 +1 command card disparity
British: 7
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