Friday, 18 December 2009

Wellington's Battles - Vimiero


Our Christmas wargame will be the second in our refights of Wellington's Battles. Vimiero was the second of Wellington's (or Wellesley as he was then) battles in the Peninsula. It was fought to cover the landing of British reinforcements at nearby Maciera Bay.

It was quite a small battle by Napoleonic standards. Wellesley had 18000 infantry, 500 cavalry, 18 guns to Junot 14000 infantry, 2000 cavalry, 23 guns. Given that the British were defending, and in a hilly area, this is quite a challenge for the French player. It will come as no surprise that Jan is Wellesley!

You can read the first part of the battle report here:

http://wellingtonsbattles.blogspot.com/


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