My opponent wanted to have 'the rifles' (being a Sharpe fan) so I put together a 1:1 meeting battle set somewhere in Spain (1808-14).
|British command, co-located with artillery|
|French command, behind the line between the two towns|
|Royal foot artillery|
|The Light Division|
|The heavy division, after some confused re-adjustments in getting moving|
|Turn 3, British horse was in trouble, facing cannon and foot in houses|
|the Rifles and Voltigeurs took each other out of action|
|turn 6 saw the big French Cavalry charge, after taking artillery casualteis|
|by turn 7 the score was French : 2 :: British : 0|
|The Light Division was tasked with storming the town|
|they could not get any disorder to stick on the French defenders of the town, and by turn 7 there was a relief column of French on their way|
|The Light Division grimly held on, losing half their number by turn 14|
Good way to spend an afternoon with dice, music and conversation.