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Thursday, April 20, 2017

16 June 1813 – Battle of River Guadiana


Tactical map of battle area
3rd Spanish corps have orders to hold river between Almadan and Don Pedro
4th Spanish corps have orders to move to join 3rd corps
15th Vistula and 16th Italian corps have orders to cross river and hold bridgehead

Spanish – 23200 infantry, 54 guns
French – 19200 infantry, 2000 cavalry, 57 guns
Table at start of wargame
3rd Spanish corps and 5 guerrilla start on the table
4th Spanish corps arrive start of move 1
15th Vistula and 16th Italian corps start on table.

The river is fordable by cavalry and infantry
They cross at half movement rate and are disordered
Artillery must use a bridge to cross river
0800-1200
4th Spanish corps (left) have arrived and deployed between farm and marsh
15th Vistula and 16th Italian corps have both crossed the river
The cavalry have reformed, but the infantry are still disordered by the river crossing
Marshal Suchet (right) has taken command of the lancer brigade
The Italians have come under fire from the Spanish artillery
One brigade has lost 10% casualties but have made their morale



WARGAME IN PROGRESS

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