So playing a game using DBN, we settled for the Battle of Mas Deu 1793. The dastardly Spanish forces cross the border & attack a French force camped outside the Knights Templar Chateau. It turned out to be a one sided affair with a much bigger Spanish force routing the French.
We altered the forces involved to give the French a chance, adding some fortifications as well. It turned out to be a cracking game. For the battlefield, Google Maps gave a nice view of Mas Deu, the chateau & ruins are still visable. Spav took ze French & yours truly ze Spanish.
The useful links ==
War of the Pyrennes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Pyrenees
Battle of Mas Deu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mas_Deu
Nafziger useful OOB's (good luck finding the one you want... ) http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/nafziger/index.asp
1 x General, 1 x Muskets (Elite), 7 x Muskets, 1 x Light Infantry, 3 x Cavalry 2 x Artillery (one Militia class),
1 x General, 3 x Muskets, 4 x Muskets (Militia), 1 x Light Infantry, 2 x Cavalry, 1 x Artillery, 1 x Fortification.
|View from the French left|
|The French right|
|Snazzy graphics, eat your heart out Osprey...lol|
|The Spanish Cavalry swing around the French left flank|
|Spanish troops cross the river|
|French Light Infantry hold the rough to the right of shot|
|View from the French fortifications|
|French Cavalry are sent to the left flank|
|The French Battery responds to the Spanish guns|
|Slowly the Spanish mass for an attack|
|Too much punishment for the French Artillery & they are withdrawn.|
|The French are edging this combat|
|Lovely, Hussars scrapping away!|
|Evens for the combat, both recoil|
|First Blood to ze French!|
|However the Spanish Infantry are ready to attack|
|The Cavalry are back at it!|
|NOOO!!! The French Cavalry get the upper hand.|
|The French reserves are sent to the left flank|
|The French Cavalry charge in, another Spanish loss!!!|
|.......and another! |
OMG!!! It's turning out to be a Spanish bloodbath.
|Breakthrough. The French Cavalry attack again.|
|It's good, but it just forces back the Spanish Infantry.|
|Wow. That was impressive, a possible French victory is on the cards.|
|FORWARD! The Spanish left lurches forward.|
|The French Light Infantry take the Spanish onslaught.|
|The Spanish infantry unleash a volley.|
|A strange decision, Spav retires the French Cavalry...|
|On the other flank, the Spanish attack begins.|
|The French left is reinforced, Spav readies his own attack.|
|Screaming Spaniards Attack!|
|The French Line are forced back. The French Lights redeploy.|
However it's PiPs that the French need elsewhere.
|On the Spanish right, another attack takes shape.|
The Fortifications are in my sights...
|Attack Attack Attack.|
Combat bonus for the Spanish column
|The other French units of the left are pinned|
|The French PiP die rolls are poor, there's not enough points to move everyone.|
|The French are forced back off the hill.|
|The French Infantry take heavy losses.|
An attack on the Chateau is next.
|The French artillery redeploys, but they are in poor shape.|
|Spav retires another unit, not risking it's destruction.|
|The attack on the fortification begins.|
|The attack on the Mas Deu Chateau goes in.|
Led by the elite Spanish Grenadiers....
|Ohhhh! Geat PiPs for the heroic Spanish. The Dragoons advance...|
|The Dice Gods shine down on the Spanish!!|
The classic 6-1 combat result
|It's all one way!!! The French retreat from the fortifications.|
|Another round & the French counter attack, but it is in vain.|
|The French PiP rolls don't improve & the French left is going nowhere.|
|The dandy & dashing Spanish Grenadiers advance!!!|
|The French centre has collapsed|
|One last try for the French to capture the fortifications|
|The French Artillery opens up, but make no impression on the Grenadiers.|
|At last, the French units start to go down|
|Another Spanish column is formed|
|The Spanish Infantry charge in|
|Not a great match up for the French!|
|Another French loss.|
|The final battlefield|
I did an 'Austerlitz' on Spav, hang your head in shame my son! A great game, it could of gone either way. Just goes to show, how critical the PiP rolls are. We'll have to play another French v Spanish Revolutionary game! Does anyone have any links to War of the Pyrenees battles?