Thursday, 29 November 2018

Game 71 : Vimeiro take II

This was the second weekend of fighting Vimeiro where there were different players. Remarkably, the game went virtually the same way. Overall plans for both sides were as before and the outcome was similar.
What we are finding, more and more, is that when we plan a game where decent Commanders in Chief were present, the plans the gamers adopt are very close to those adopted historically. Read into this whatever you will!


Deployments were very similar to the first game. The British held both villages and both hills and tried to keep as much as possible out of the open ground because the French and both artillery and cavalry superiority. The above is Vimeiro hill on the British right.


The French advance into the open ground, relatively safe from enemy artillery or cavalry.


The French try to flank the British right at Vimeiro hill. The Brits were hard pressed to hold this position


The above shows the largest clash in the battle on the slopes of the Vimeiro hill. The British firepower easily unformed the attackers but the French charge impetus still allowed them to carry an advantage in the initial stages of hand to hand. The result of this combat was that both sides held morale and both sides cautiously looked at each other as they licked their wounds.

 
Play Test 3
 
 
French Formations
Losses %
British Formations
Losses%
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Soult
-
-
8
Wellington
-
-
17
Brennier
13
-
-
Acland
28
-
-
Solignac
52
-
-
Anstruther
4
-
-
Charlot
9
-
-
Hill
34
-
-
Thomieres
29
-
-
Ferguson
30
-
-
Kellerman
23
-
-
Fane
20
-
-
Bruyere
-
1
-
Bowes
14
-
-
Margaron
-
22
-
Nightingale
24
-
-
 
 
 
 
Taylor Cav Brig
-
29
-

The result was a draw, both sides running out of offensive capability.


The usual rogue's gallery. The next game is the Peninsular again, but bigger, Talavera. Until then!

2 comments:

  1. Very nice indeed

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    Take care

    Andy

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  2. Thanks for that. I was a bit savvy this time as the next battle is Talavera and so the terrain I had to change was minimal. Should be getting the first proper Peninsular buildings next week as well.

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