With the last two attempts to get together for a game foiled by local COVID lockdowns, today we managed to get together for a game.
The setting is in Spain in 1837 with the Isabellino forces taking on the Carlists.
The setting was that four battalions of French Foreign Legion and five of the British Legion, supported by cavalry and artillery were bottled up in a village with a river to their back over which the bridge had been destroyed. Three brigades of Carlist infantry and two cavalry brigades were closing in, but help, in the form of three brigades of Isabellino troops were on their way. Those Isabellino reinforcements could arrive on the table in either the eastern or western ends of the table on turn two, at the discretion of the individual brigadiers. The map (north up) of the initial deployment with the reinforcement areas marked in orange, is below.
|The Anglo-French deployment |
|A brigade of Carlist cavalry deployed to the west|
|The other brigade deployed to the east|
|Above and below the Carlists reacted to the eastern arrival of the Isabellinos|
|The Isabellino reinforcements on the west advanced slowly while the Carlist in the distance pressed their attack on the town|
|The French Foreign Legion cavalry about to be destroyed|
|A Carlist mountain gun crew sight their piece.|