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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2019 9:57 p.m. PST


"The Battle of Villamuriel was the largest engagement of Wellington's retreat from Burgos in 1812. Twice as many men were involved as in the better-known actions at Villadrigo/Venta del Pozo two days earlier. This is the first full length account of the action and improves significantly on previous accounts in the campaign histories by Napier, Fortescue, Oman, and Divall. Archival sources from Great Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal have been used to build a coherent and balanced account. The orders of battle are detailed and the military experience of both the commanders and their units is provided. Detailed maps of the deployment of both forces throughout the action are provided. A detailed breakdown of the casualties on both sides is also given. Also highlighted are the previously unreported role of 9th Foot as an aspiring light infantry regiment, and the 1835 controversy around Napier's account using the archives of the Sir John Oswald and a potential source for Napier's account is identified. This has resulted in a detailed study of one day's action in the 1812 campaign, with a view to extracting improved understanding of how the armies fought. The wargamer is provided with detailed scenarios to enable them to recreate the action on the table top. The action is effectively a re-match between the Anglo-Portuguese 5th Division and the 5e Division of the Armée de Portugal, only a few months after the former successfully dispersed the latter at Salamanca in July. Wellington at Bay includes a Foreword by Carole Divall."


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2019 12:07 p.m. PST

I want this one….


ConnaughtRanger01 Dec 2019 2:17 a.m. PST

Helion certainly know how to charge.

dibble01 Dec 2019 10:22 p.m. PST

It isn't released until April. I have pre-ordered.

Gazzola06 Dec 2019 5:38 a.m. PST

Yes, and that is yet another must have. Thanks for the heads up Armand. Looks like we are not going to run short of titles becoming available next year.

Historydude1806 Dec 2019 7:08 a.m. PST

And nobody can be bothered to write a book on the battle of Bailen.

von Winterfeldt06 Dec 2019 9:26 a.m. PST

a good start to read about Baylen – is to read this


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2019 4:24 p.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)


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