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19 Nov 2018 8:11 a.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Apr 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

Our readers recently voted the Peninsula their favorite Napoleonic subgenre. Which battle from this theater is your favorite?

mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 6:09 p.m. PST


Bandolier25 Apr 2018 6:30 p.m. PST

A big, bloody battle with mistakes from both sides. Lots of 'what if' opportunities for wargames.

21eRegt25 Apr 2018 7:25 p.m. PST


Mick the Metalsmith Inactive Member25 Apr 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

Albuera then Salamanca

TMPWargamerabbit25 Apr 2018 8:48 p.m. PST

Talavera then Albuera. Salamanca a distant third. Thats for the major battles…. there are many smaller actions for a quick afternoon of gaming.

evilgong25 Apr 2018 8:54 p.m. PST

The insular peninsular?

Battle of Brookvale

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Glengarry525 Apr 2018 9:08 p.m. PST


von Winterfeldt25 Apr 2018 9:39 p.m. PST


advocate25 Apr 2018 9:53 p.m. PST


4th Cuirassier26 Apr 2018 12:14 a.m. PST


langobard Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 12:16 a.m. PST

Albuera closely followed by Salamanca.

Artilleryman26 Apr 2018 12:16 a.m. PST

Salamanca. Wellington at his best with a good use of cavalry for once and a courageous response by the French generals after Marmont is rendered hors de combat.

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 12:23 a.m. PST


Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 12:55 a.m. PST

Corunna (I was born on the 150th anniversary), then probably Albuhera. Both show the British Army at its best, in its tactical position of first choice – the last ditch.

John Baxter26 Apr 2018 1:22 a.m. PST


Brechtel19826 Apr 2018 1:58 a.m. PST

Somosierra. The charge by the single squadron of the Polish Light Horse is epic.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 2:16 a.m. PST

Albuera then Talavera

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 3:28 a.m. PST


ubercommando Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 3:53 a.m. PST

Salamanca followed by Fuentes D'Onoro. Infantry moving diagonally in square, classic.

Mike the Analyst26 Apr 2018 4:09 a.m. PST

Benavente and the defeat of the Chasseurs a Cheval of the guard.

Timmo uk26 Apr 2018 4:14 a.m. PST


Fatuus Natural26 Apr 2018 4:29 a.m. PST

Barrosa, because it is the inverse of most of the other battles – the British, without the duke, attacked uphill and defeated a larger French force defending a ridge line.

Le Breton Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 7:01 a.m. PST

Salamanca – but "Fatuus" has a really good point about Barrosa.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 7:02 a.m. PST

Salamanca because both sides were maneuvering.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

Salamanca followed by Fuentes D'Onoro. Infantry moving diagonally in square, classic.

If you want a really good "infantry outwitting cavalry whilst in square" action, how about El Bodon?

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 9:31 a.m. PST

Salamanca, unless sieges count

Three Armies26 Apr 2018 9:42 a.m. PST


Royal Marine26 Apr 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

Anything with Sharpe and his Chosen men

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

Yes, the one that involved Liz Hurley getting her kit off on TV……"My compliments , mam"….and they also paid Sean Bean for his acting part in it. Some people have all the luck

Marcel180926 Apr 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

Ocana, French victory against the Spanish!

Prince of Essling26 Apr 2018 1:15 p.m. PST


wrgmr126 Apr 2018 1:38 p.m. PST


huevans01126 Apr 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

Salamanca. The masterpiece.

pbishop12 Inactive Member26 Apr 2018 1:41 p.m. PST


Brechtel19826 Apr 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

Second Ocana-Senarmont used his artillery in an economy of force mission against the Spanish left flank while the battle was being won elsewhere.

ToysnSoldiers Inactive Member27 Apr 2018 10:13 a.m. PST


El Lobo27 Apr 2018 10:41 a.m. PST

Albuera.For the Spanish a victory,British maintaining their reputation as a brave and great fighting force,the Portuguese a taste of the warfare to come and lancers tussling with a Marshall and his staff, what more could you want?

Fat Wally29 Apr 2018 1:14 p.m. PST


seneffe30 Apr 2018 1:00 p.m. PST

First Busaco- one of the truly significant battles of the Napoleonic wars- Portuguese proving they could defeat good French troops in open combat and thus giving the allies a reliable force large enough to take the strategic offensive with confidence.

Second Salamanca- what a scrap! Two good armies with two good commanders, but still ending with one army getting royally hammered by the other.

Bagration181201 May 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

+1 Fuentes

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP02 May 2018 2:19 p.m. PST


Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 6:50 p.m. PST

Albuera, Talavera and Somosierra.

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