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06 May 2017 8:51 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Spanish 3rdd Battalion, Murcia Regiment - Talavera " to "Spanish 3rd Battalion, Murcia Regiment - Talavera "
  • Removed from Historical Wargaming board


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carojon Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 5:21 a.m. PST

The third battalion, Murcia Regiment completes the penultimate battalion in Bassecourt's 5th Spanish Infantry Division and keeps the plan to put on the first game of Talavera 208 on track for next month

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If you would like to know more and some of the tribulations behind completing this unit then just follow the link to JJ's

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Jonathan (JJ)

keithbarker06 May 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

Superb!

razuse Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

JJ, you work gets better every unit…like a fine wine, your skills age with incredible grace!

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP06 May 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

Yes I much enjoy your blog.

John Miller06 May 2017 7:06 p.m. PST

JJ: I am under impression that the battlefields in Spain are some of the most unchanged in Europe since the Napoleonic era, (never having been to any of them myself, you understand). Living there must be fascinating for you. Thanks as always for your photos and information. John Miller

carojon Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 11:54 p.m. PST

Thanks for your comments chaps, really appreciate your remarks about the figures and the blog.

Hi John, there is still much of Spain and Portugal I have yet to visit, and with retirement fast approaching plans are afoot to remedy that situation, but you are right, the battle sites, in the main still have much to offer the interested visitor; all though much like other parts of Europe and the increased development funding available in recent years from the EU even Spain and Portugal have seen increased pressure on these kind of sites.

That said, I am a strong believer that there is nothing quite like walking the ground to inform on our hobby, particularly if you enjoy the delights of historical scenario gaming.

Having been to both Vimeiro and Waterloo it is remarkable to see the origins of the reverse slope position used in 1808 repeated and brought to its zenith seven years later in Belgium with the similarities in the ground and position truly revealing and gives the knowledgeable observer a keen insight into the way the Duke picked his ground. I posted pictures of the view from Vimeiro Hill into the valley of the River Maciera on my Waterloo 200th anniversary posts back in 2015 if interested.

There is also a picture from Rolica where the French Imperial forces were given an early warning of the offensive capabilities of the man, demonstrated on a much larger scale four years later at Salamanca.

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Cheers
JJ

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2017 1:54 a.m. PST

Nice units!
Your collection seems well balanced and most impressive:)
Thanks for sharing!

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