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Scenario#: 101     Date: 7/19/1808     Location: Bailén, Spain

Large areas of Spain had rebelled against the French invasion. Dupont’s French Corps advanced to occupy Cordoba and Sevilla. Most of Dupont’s troops were newly formed conscript units. Soon Dupont found himself facing General Francisco de Castaños’…

Commands & Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #1: Spanish Army
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Scenario#: 104     Date: 11/11/1808     Location: Espinosa de los Monteros, Spain

After the escape from Zornoza, Blake’s army was still in trouble. Marshal Victor was pressing forward through the mountains and in position to cut off one of Blake’s divisions under the command of Pedro Caro, Conde de San Romana, but …

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Scenario#: 103     Date: 11/10/1808     Location: Burgos, Spain

The Spanish commander at Burgos, Conde de Belveder, was an inexperienced and rash officer. He moved out of the strong defenses of Burgos to a weak defensive position in an open plain well in front of the village of Gamonal. …

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Scenario#: 1     Date: 8/17/1808     Location: Rolica, Portugal

After landing unopposed at Mondego Bay, Sir Arthur Wellesley led a Portuguese/British army of some 15,000 men south towards Lisbon. Opposing him was General Henri Delaborde, with a force consisting only of some 5000 infantry, 500 cavalry and 5 field…

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Scenario#: 2     Date: 8/17/1808     Location: Rolica, Portugal

Delaborde expertly withdrew his force near Roliça to a second defensive position before the British flanking columns could encircle him. The new position was extremely strong and could only be reached frontally by four rugged gullies. Wellesley…

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Scenario#: 501     Date: 12/21/1808     Location: Sahagun, Spain

Sir John Moore was determined to defeat Soult’s isolated French corps with his British Army before retreating from Napoleon’s much larger army entering Spain. The first step was to penetrate Soult’s cavalry screen under Debelle at Sahagun. Lord Henry…

Commands & Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #5: Generals Marshals & Tacticians
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Scenario#: 105     Date: 11/30/1808     Location: Segovia, Spain

After success in the north, Napoleon marched on the Spanish capital of Madrid, but had to first push through Somosierra Pass in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range. The pass was defended by Don Benito San Juan’s Spanish troops, who …

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Scenario#: LGB02     Date: 8/21/1808     Location: Vimiero, Portugal

Four days after Wellesley’s initial clash at Rolica, General Jean-Andoche Junot, with an army of 14,000, attacked the Anglo-Portuguese army of 17,000 troops. Junot wanted to defeat the invaders before reinforcements could arrive by sea. The battle of…

Commands & Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 3     Date: 8/21/1808     Location: Vimiero, Portugal

Four days after Wellesley’s initial clash at Rolica, General Jean-Andoche Junot, with an army of 14,000, attacked the Anglo-Portuguese army of 17,000 troops. Junot wanted to defeat the invaders before reinforcements could arrive by sea. The battle of…

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Scenario#: EPIC02     Date: 8/21/1808     Location: Vimiero, Portugal

Four days after Wellesley’s initial clash at Rolica, General Jean-Andoche Junot, with an army of 14,000, attacked the Anglo-Portuguese army of 17,000 troops. Junot wanted to defeat the invaders before reinforcements could arrive by sea. The battle of…

Commands & Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 102     Date: 10/31/1808     Location: Durango, Spain

The first French invasion of Spain had ended in failure, but the Spanish, without a functioning high command, failed to coordinate an advance by the closest Spanish armies to take advantage of the temporary weakness of the French position behind …

Commands & Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #1: Spanish Army
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