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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 9:33 p.m. PST

"It's cold, the ground's frozen and you are digging a trench while under constant enemy fire. That was the situation Wellington's men endured in early January 1812. Their goal was to capture the star-shaped fortress at Ciudad Rodrigo, which controlled the road to Salamanca and northern Spain.

As in all sieges, the besiegers would concentrate their cannon fire at chosen locations in order to create breaches in the walls. On January 19th, the Allies attacked. The ‘forlorn hopes', the near-suicidal volunteers who led the assault, charged into the breach while the desperate French fired back with every available weapon to hand. There was carnage, but the Allies broke through and the fortress fell…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 9:44 p.m. PST

By the way…After the cuirassiers, AB releases some light cavalry and infantry in 15mm for the Portuguese Napoleonic army.

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