|Peninsular action now, British Light Dragoons versus French Dragoons.|
A DBN game now & the Battle of Torre del Puerto. Fictional battle between ze French & British Allies. The latter are heavy on the Light troops, 4 British Rifles, 2 Portugese, 2 Muskets & 2 Cavalry. The Spanish troops come in the form of 4 elements of Partisans. The French forces consist of 5 Light Infantry, 4 Muskets, 1 Elite Muskets & 3 Dragoons (treat as skirmishing Cavalry with the ability to dismount & fire). Amy took the Anglo Spanish force.
|The Spanish town|
|British Rifles advance|
|The Spanish head straight for the town|
|The Rifles open up|
|Ze French return fire|
|On the other flank, 1st blood to the Allies|
|Superior firepower adds another casualty|
|Poor PiPs & I have to re-deploy the Dragoons|
|The Aliied Brits are ruthless in the advance.|
|Amy sends in the Cavalry|
|The French act quicker & run down the Skirmishers|
|The French Grenadiers lead the column|
|Two onto one...|
|Amy pours on the firepower|
|The French Light Infantry are hit hard|
|Better PiPs & the other flank is stabilized|
|French Muskets are sent to anchor the other flank|
|Nice view of the town|
|The British Muskets finally arrive|
|One back for ze French|
|Next round & the Muskets open up|
|The Portugese occupy the building, the Grenadiers would remove them|
|I manage to outnumber the British Cavalry|
|Those pesky Rifles.....|
|The Portugese are thrown out...|
|There's hope for the French!|
|Amy tots up the combat factors & decides more troops are needed to dislodge the French Grenadiers|
|The French Light troops peg it after a bad result...|
|Queue the fiddle music, I've heard that tune before......|
|Nice view from the French lines....but it's victory for the British Allies|
|AAAArrggh! Major casualty of the day.. PIPPIN!!!|
Amy takes the day, the British Rifles proved far too strong for my poor French Light Infantry. Poor PiPs at the start & I spent too long getting the other troops involved. The French Dragoons were a waste, I should of got normal Cavalry.
General PiPPin Von Krums
After Action Analysis
"God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best"
"Concentrate your firepower & always gang up on your enemies"
"Never leave the table unguarded from Dachshunds....ruff ruff"