Sunday, 18 May 2014

Back to Portugal !

The first outing for the newly acquired Napoleonics ...

Here, the Anglo-Portuguese Army approach the battlefield

Two batteries of British guns unlimber watched by Cazadores in support

Massed French columns advance on their left flank screened by clouds of skirmishers

A Polish foot battery sets up in the centre of their lines

With drums beating they come on relentlessly

British hussars move up on the right of a British brigade

The French skirmishers open fire

British & Portuguese skirmishers do the same

RHA gunners fire on the columns

The Cazadores close up on the gun line as columns clash on the left

Polish infantry lead the attack

The foot battery gunners have gone !

Mounted officers try to get them back

The columns crash into the gun line

Over on the Allied left, French dragoons hit a Portuguese battalion in line

and they are ridden down

British hussars attack a French column on the flank
but make no impact

The RHA gunners are now also in trouble

The French have totally over run the British batteries

Having seen off the Polish & French artillery, Portuguese and British columns turn to attack French battalions that have just formed line

Their fire plus supporting units joining in defeat this desperate British attack and the day is lost

Time to retreat back to Portugal and lick their wounds.

We used In The Grand Manner rules which really do still float our boat !


  1. No pictures came up I am afraid Stephen. Might be my system so will check tonigt at home.

  2. Sorry Carlo, seems to be a problem between Picasa web albums and Blogger going on. The draft worked OK but each time I look at the post I get some pics showing & others not but never the same ! - is this what you see too ?

  3. Hi Stephen - vast majority now visible mate ...and may I say they look tremendous! Great period and thanks for posting.

  4. Thanks Carlo - and all the pics seem to be showing now !