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La bataille de Medina de Rio Seco, Juillet 14 e, 1808 Les Forces De Français – Marechal Jean Baptiste Bessieres, Duc d’Ilstrie

(+0) Dorsenne’s Guarde Fusilier Chasseurs – Elites Sk – 6/4/2 – Attached Leader Fr Lt Battery – Regulars OG Chasseurs a Cheval – Elites+1 Lt Cav– 4/3/2 OG Lt Horse Battery – Elites+1 Lasalle’s Division – GdD Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle (C) Lasalle’s 10e Chasseurs a Cheval – Regular Lt Cav– 6/5/3 Sabatier’s 120e Ligne Regt – Regulars Sk – 8/6/4 Fr Lt Battery – Regulars Merle’s Division – GdD Merle Darmagnac’s 86e Ligne Regt – Regulars Sk– 8/6/4 Ducos’ 119e Ligne Regt – Regulars Sk – 8/6/4 Fr Lt Battery – Regulars Mouton’s Division – GdD Georges Mouton, comte de Lobau Reynaud’s 4e Legere Regt – Elites Sk – 8/5/3 Rey’s 2e Legere Regt – Elites Sk – 8/5/3 Fr Lt Battery – Regulars 46 Infantry Stands (13800men), 10 Cavalry Stands (1500troopers), 5 Battery Stands (38guns) Army Morale – 56/40/25/15 (down 16, down 31, down 41 - rout) Command & Initiative Bessieres has a +0 initiative modifier; Lasalle is a ‘charismatic’ leader Maneuver & Fire & Melee Phase French are impulse infantry and have skirmishers, French infantry have 2 fire points per infantry stand, French artillery batteries have +1 fire points, the OG horse battery +2 Army Morale If the army receives sufficient stand loses as a whole, the army will be considered ‘worn’, ’spent’ or ‘*broke’ for purposes of unit maneuver, units in melee combat will still use their individual status rating Example: A total French stand loses of 16 will bring the army to a ‘worn’ level and units will then maneuver as ‘worn’, at best, ‘spent’ units of course use their poorer status for maneuver & combat; 31 total French stands lost will bring the army to ‘spent’ status and as such each unit of course must check for maneuver each turn; *broke is a addition level after the army has suffered 41 total stand lost, all units now maneuver with a additional – 2 (-4 total), this represents critical loses that would see the army packing (routing). Old Guard units (elite+1) are the exception and ignore army morale levels

La batalla de Medina de Río Seco. Julio 14a. 1808 Ejercito de Galacia – Teniente-General Joachin Blake (-1) Dragones de la Reine – Conscript Heavy Cavalry – 3/–/2 Vanguardia Brigagda – GdB Conde de Maceda Rto Ligero Cataluna – Regulars SSk – 6/5/3 Bn Granaderos Unidades – Regulars – 6/5/3 Sp Lt Battery – Regulars 1a Galacian Division – MdC Felipe Jado-Cagigal Rto del Rey – Conscripts – 5/4/3 Rto de Zaragoza – Conscripts – 5/4/3 Rto de Hibernia – Regulars – 5/4/3 Milicia Provinciales de Galicia – Irregular Conscripts – 6/5/4 Sp Lt Battery – Regular 4a Galacian Division – MdC Margues de Portargo Rto del Principle – Conscripts – 5/4/3 Rto de Toledo – Conscripts – 5/4/3 Rto de Aragon – Conscripts – 5/4/3 Milicia de Santiago – Irregular Conscripts – 6/5/4 Sp Lt Battery – Regular 54 Infantry Stands (16200men). down 32 .rout) Ejercito de Castile – Teniente-General Don Gregorio Garica de la Cuesta (-2) Linea caballeria de la Reina – Conscript Heavy Cavalry – 3/–/2 Sp Lt Horse Battery – Regular Rto Ligero Navarra – Regulars SSk – 6/5/3 Rto de Covadonga – Irregular Conscripts – 8/7/5 Rto Vol de Leon – Irregular Conscripts – 8/7/5 Milicia Escolares de Benavente – Irregular Conscripts – 8/7/5 30 Infantry Stands (9000men). down 17 .rout)(Blake dn 23 – retreat) .rout) Combined Army 84 Infantry Stands (25200men) 6 Cavalry Stands (900troopers) 4 Battery Stands (24guns) Army Morale – 90/74/54/41 (down 16. 1 Battery Stands (6guns) Army Morale – 33/28/20/16 (down 5. 3 Battery Stands (18guns) Army Morale – 57/46/34/25 (down 11. down 49 . down 13. down 36. down 23. 3 Cavalry Stands (450troopers). 3 Cavalry Stands (450troopers).

5 fire points per infantry stand Spanish artillery batteries have normal fire points Army Morale The morale of a Spanish army was fragile to say the least and would often ‘quite the field’ as a whole to only later recover and be reformed. this was due to many factors. units in melee combat will still use their individual status rating Example: A total Spanish stand loses of 16 will bring the army to a ‘worn’ level and units will then maneuver as ‘worn’. if the Ejercito de Galacia (Blake’s Army) reaches spent level. please note most units do not have skirmishers Spanish foot artillery batteries may only unlimber or limber in the reserve zone Spanish ‘irregular’ conscripts use the ‘disordered maneuver table’ results for maneuver and reserve maneuver. *broke is a addition level after the army has suffered 49 total stand lost. he may attach as normal but does not provided the leadership bonus in melee combat Spanish are linear infantry. this represents critical loses that would see the army packing (routing). in the game Cuesta moves as a foot battery. the reminder strung out in supporting garrisons. all units now maneuver with a additional –2 (-4 total). the Spanish have none . they are not disordered in combat unless normally disordered Spanish infantry firepower was hindered by 2nd rate firearms. Blake will issue orders for a general withdraw of the Galacian Army. 36 total Spanish stands lost will bring the army to ‘spent’ status and as such each unit of course must check for maneuver each turn. ’spent’ or ‘*broke’ for purposes of unit maneuver. he commanded his army from a carriage. including troop quality and conflicting political aims of the Spanish Juntas If the combined army receives sufficient total stand loses as a whole the army will be considered ‘worn’. ‘spent’ units of course use their poorer status for maneuver & combat. Elite+1 units are the exception and ignore army morale levels. Blake joined Cuesta with only a portion (1/2) of his army. he is then considered to be ‘exercising’ overall command at –1 initiative modifier and his army must begin retreating Maneuver & Fire & Melee Phase The Spanish forces do not receive the +4 first turn reserve maneuver modifier Cuesta was 68 years old in 1808 at the Battle of Medina de Rio Seco. at best.Command & Initiative Cuesta is senior commander and has a –2 initiative modifier The Junta of Galacia reluctantly supported Cuesta. Spanish infantry have 1. inadequate supply and poor training. Blake was ordered by the Galacian Junta to cautiously support Cuesta and first and foremost preserve Galacian Army.