|Action in the Peninsular as Crauford and Ney engage around the Abbey of Mendosa.|
|President Mike provided some initial help in dispositions and stategy - |
all of which changed shortly after he returned to his own game!
Simple scenario - Wellington has dispatched Crauford to hold up the lead elements of Neys corps from pushing through Balina Allegra (I know, I know - silly name but once again blame President Mike who does yield enormous power at the club!!!).
A combined reinforced Division of French and Italians plus a brigade of Dragoons have been ordered to capture the town made famous for the Abbey of Mendossa.
We decided yo use the Fog of War cards as depicted in the rules so as to add to the deployment strategies for both sides.
|British Fog of War - each card can be used to represent up to two brigade units.|
|The Abbey of Mendossa - made famous for its fine olive oil and fermented cheese.|
|...and with the deployment Fog of War cards removed and units in their place.|
|The Italian Brigade prepare to support Maucunes attack on the village.|
|Another view from the Portuguese Brigades position within the town.|
|The French Brigade approach from the north as skirmishers prepare to clear|
the woods of some tough Cacadores.
|French columns looking quite menacing as they approach.|
|"...get back in that village lads...at the double!".|
|Moss' Royal Horse Artillery prepare to introduce themselves to some Italians!|
|Nice Front Rank Portuguese General and ADC with an Elite Dragoon Officer attached for |
liaison purposes no doubt.
|Towards the centre and left flank the Highland Light Infantry|
(acting in place of the 52nd who are yet to be completed) observe the
Dragoons attempting to place pressure on the extreme left of the line.
|French Dragoons feeling quite confident despite their poor mounts and the opposition|
being only skirmishers and Portuguese Artillery - "what can go wrong Mon Ami?".
|The newly arrived and based 95th Rifles break out into skirmish formation - very effective!!|
|The Italians continue their advance despite their skirmisher screen copping an absolute hiding!|