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Bill Slavin22 Oct 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

Hi all,
I've just posted a scenario for the Battle of Barrosa for AoEII rules here.
This scenario represents the battle after the point when Vilatte and the lead Spanish forces clashed south of Almansa Creek.
Vilatte, concerned about Zayas' force (which had crossed the boat bridge from the Isle of León and appeared on his flank) retreated with some difficulty over the Almansa Creek, taking up a new blocking position on the Cádiz road and La Peña, upon hearing of Victor's approach from the north, has positioned his forces to defend the bridgehead. The Spanish baggage train along with Béguines' brigade, are at the point of moving up to join La Peña's main force, while a Spanish/British rearguard force (Cruez Murgeon brigade) under the command of Graham occupies the Cerro de Puerco but is in the process of withdrawing (against the protestations of Browne, the commander of the British battalion included in this force). A KGL/Spanish cavalry force, under Whittingham, also covers the withdrawal.
The British division under Graham is in the process of responding to La Peña's command to join him in the area south of the Almansa Creek, much against Graham's better judgement, by marching along a path through the pine forest north of the coastal road. They (like Peña) have also just received word from Spanish guerrillas that a large force of French have emerged from the north, threatening the rear.

The scenario has an historical and "what if" option, where La Peña has a chance to actually support Graham. If you would like to see battle report of the scenario (pre and post tweaked) you can find it here.

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