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Friday, July 24, 2015

12 March 1813 – Battle of Naval Moral

Tactical map of battle area

Background to battle
Two French corps attack one Spanish corps and garrison
French – 32000 infantry, 2000 cavalry, 60 guns
Spanish – 16000 infantry, 30 guns
No wargame was fought because the Spanish were outnumbered two to one

2nd Spanish retreat to G04
8th and 15th French attack Naval Moral

3rd Spanish and militia brigade retreat pursued by 15th French corps
2nd Spanish halt in G03
8th French halt in G05

French have achieved their objective and secured Naval Moral
Spanish have retreated and broken contact with the French

At nightfall the French have taken Naval Moral
The Spanish have lost the battle and been forced to retreat
The French have lost 400 infantry casualties
The Spanish have lost 800 infantry casualties

Battle Summary
15th French corps have orders to attack Naval Moral
8th French corps have compulsory orders to move to G05
2nd Spanish corps have compulsory orders to retreat
3rd Spanish corps have orders to hold Naval Moral
2nd Spanish corps retreat immediately, leaving 3rd corps to face the attack
3rd corps retreat, pursued by 15th French corps
8th French corps halt in G05
The French lose 400 infantry casualties
The Spanish lose 800 infantry casualties

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