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TMPWargamerabbit03 Aug 2012 1:19 p.m. PST

Recently wrote up a little "what if" peninsular scenario using the Battle (Action) of Alcolea 1808 as a basis.

General of Division Dupont, marching towards Cordova in 1808, encountered the improvised Spanish defenders under de Echavarri at the bridge of Alcolea. Historically, the action was somewhat brief and the Spanish scattered upon general contact.

But with a little better defense, the Spanish "could have" slowed Dupont's advance and maybe changed some of the early history of the Peninsular war before the battle of Baylen 1808.

Links to the general write up and scenario notes: link and link

WR

Augustus03 Aug 2012 2:34 p.m. PST

Damned interesting!

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