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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2020 9:30 p.m. PST

…25 October 1812

"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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Garde de Paris30 Aug 2020 9:15 a.m. PST

Seems to be also known as BAttle of Tordesillas.,by%20Arthur%20Wellesley%2C%20Marquess%20Wellington.&text=Meanwhile%2C%20Wellington's%20subordinate%20Rowland%20Hill%20withdrew%20from%20Madrid.

Not due until October. Looks interesting, with Souham in charge of the French. He never got the recognition he deserved.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2020 4:06 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend! (smile)


Gazzola04 Sep 2020 3:13 p.m. PST

I believe it may be available this month in the UK. Can't say for sure, but I certainly hope so.

Gazzola04 Sep 2020 3:27 p.m. PST

Just checked and Amazon UK are showing it as being available on 30th September.

Lilian04 Sep 2020 5:30 p.m. PST

well amazon is not really a reference unfortunately for the real publication dates, especially with Helion working by periods of 6 months,
amazon can present titles already published as availables only at a future date while others with lapsed publications dates for 2020 are actually delayed until first or second half 2021

but, better source, the Serie Editor has presented it as one of 4 expected news titles in his serie for august-september so, the publication date, is indeed surely…soon
one of them "Rebellious Scots to Crush" for 30th september according amazon is already published and available,
two others titles presented by Andrew Bamford as to be published are George II's Army 1727-1760 and John Burgoyne bio…

Christa Hook's artwork

GarryWills08 Sep 2020 5:46 a.m. PST

Wellington at Bay is now available to buy from Helion; link

All the best


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2020 12:45 p.m. PST



Gazzola03 Oct 2020 6:58 a.m. PST

The book also appears to be available from other book sellers because on the Amazon site displaying the book, although it states 'out of stock', if you click on the link '10 new from £13.51 GBPp' it will take you to other book sellers that have it in stock. Really looking forward to seeing it.

Gazzola11 Oct 2020 6:20 a.m. PST

Expect postal delays. I'm still waiting for my copy, which has gone past the delivery date. Hope it's worth it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2020 3:26 p.m. PST

Thanks my good friend! (smile)


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