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Scenario#: 113     Date: 11/26/1809     Location: Alba de Tormes, Spain

After the victory at Tamames, Del Parque’s Army of the Left advanced from its mountain sanctuary, sparring with French forces. By mid November, Del Parque’s 32,000 Spaniards were on the verge of attacking Kellerman’s 16,000 man force when news of the…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #1: Spanish Army
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Scenario#: 115     Date: 5/16/1811     Location: Albuera, Spain

The Fortress of Badajoz dominated the southern invasion route from Portugal into Spain. The British had invested the fortress, but had few engineers and no siege train to speak of. The French were not idle. Marshal Soult set out toward Badajoz with a…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #1: Spanish Army
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Scenario#: 107     Date: 5/23/1809     Location: Alcañiz, Spain

After the capture of Zaragoza, the majority of French forces in the area withdrew to France, for trouble with Austria was brewing. General Suchet, the newly arrived French commander, led a force of 20,000 men on paper. Sickness, lack of supply,…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #1: Spanish Army
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Scenario#: 407     Date: 10/26/1806     Location: Altenzaun, Germany

The Prussian army fled north after their catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Jena-Auerstadt. Trying to reach safety behind the Oder River, Hohenlohe, Blücher, and Saxe-Weimar crossed the Elbe with Napoleon’s army in hot pursuit. During the retreat,…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #4: Prussian Army
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Scenario#: EPIC04     Date: 5/21/1809     Location: Aspern, Austria

Slowed by having only one bridge to cross, Napoleon had less than a third of his army across the Danube, when Charles attacked. The Austrians were formed into five attack columns with the Grenadiers and the majority of the cavalry in reserve.The…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 315     Date: 5/21/1809     Location: Aspern, Austria

Slowed by having only one bridge to cross, Napoleon had less than a third of his army across the Danube, when Charles attacked.The Austrians were formed into five attack columns with the Grenadiers and the majority of the cavalry in reserve. The…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #3: Austrian Army
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Scenario#: 316     Date: 5/21/1809     Location: Essling, Austria

In a series of uncoordinated attacks, the infantry of the Austrian fourth column could not take the granary, a massive bastion, and pulled back. D’Espagne’s French cavalry, returning from its unsuccessful attack against the guns of the Austrian third…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #3: Austrian Army
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Scenario#: 404     Date: 10/14/1806     Location: Auerstädt, Germany

Napoleon mistakenly believed that most of the Prussian army faced him at Jena, and ordered Bernadotte and Davout to concentrate and attack the Prussians from the rear. On the morning of battle, the majority of the Prussian army was marching away from…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #4: Prussian Army
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Scenario#: EPIC01     Date: 12/2/1805     Location: Austerlitz, Austria

The Allied battle plan envisioned crushing the French right flank and then rolling up the French line. Around 8:00 AM on December 2, the first Allied columns began hitting the French right near the villages of Telnitz, Sokolnitz and the castle.…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 602     Date: 12/2/1805     Location: Austerlitz, Austria

The die is cast for the Allied army. Nearly half of that army is concentrated on the southern part of the battlefield to force back Napoleon’s right flank. Despite determined French resistance, the Allies take Telnitz, cross the Goldbach Stream and…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 604     Date: 12/2/1805     Location: Austerlitz, Austria

Quiet reigned on the northern section of the battlefield until 9:00 AM when Lannes advanced on Blasowitz in obedience to Napoleon’s order to isolate the Allied right wing from the rest of the battle. Initially the advance went well, but soon…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 605     Date: 12/2/1805     Location: Austerlitz, Austria

Disaster looms! Two veteran French divisions have swept away those units left to guard the center of the Allied line. There remains only the Russian Guard in reserve to plug the gap, but they are superb troops. Their commander, Grand Duke…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 601     Date: 12/2/1805     Location: Austerlitz, Austria

Napoleon’s plan at Austerlitz depended on the Allies taking the bait and attacking the French right. Once the Allied attack was underway, Soult would attack the Allied center. The Allies, observing the weakness of the French right saw the…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 606     Date: 12/2/1805     Location: Austerlitz, Austria

The last grim act of the Austerlitz battle now plays out as Napoleon strives to create a Cannae-like encirclement of the Allied left wing. Over 30,000 Allied troops are jammed into the area near Sokolnitz and the Goldbach Stream, pinned to their…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 603     Date: 12/2/1805     Location: Austerlitz, Austria

Around 8:45 AM, believing that the Allied center had been sufficiently weakened, Napoleon summoned Soult to discuss an attack on the enemy lines atop Pratzen Heights. Stating, “One sharp blow and the war is over,” he ordered the assault to…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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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’…

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Scenario#: 114     Date: 3/5/1811     Location: Cadiz, Spain

In early 1811, the French were engaged in a no-win siege against the Allies in the port of Cádiz. The French under Marshal Victor were not strong enough to reduce the port without a French sea blockade. After Soult drew off 8,000 of Victor’s men for…

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Scenario#: 413     Date: 8/23/1813     Location: Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany

After the disastrous Russian campaign, Napoleon feverishly rebuilt his Grande Armee. The young recruits, the ‘Marie-Louisas,’ acquitted themselves well, but the French victories at Lutzen and Bautzen had come at a high cost in casualties. Both…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #4: Prussian Army
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Scenario#: 213     Date: 9/7/1812     Location: Borodino, Russia

Despite Marshal Davout’s suggestion of a maneuver to outflank the weak Russian left, Napoleon instead ordered Davout to move forward toward the Russian fleches (small redoubts), while the flanking maneuver was left to Prince Poniatowski. Three…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #2: Russian Army
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Scenario#: 210     Date: 9/5/1812     Location: Shevardino Redoubt, Russia

The Russian force at Shevardino was under the command of General Prince Andrey Gorchakov and consisted of 8000 infantry, 4000 cavalry and 194 guns. He had deployed his Jagers in the woods and villages while the Russian Grenadiers and Cuirassiers were…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #2: Russian Army
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Scenario#: 212     Date: 9/7/1812     Location: Utitsy, Russia

The village of Utitza was at the southern end of the Russian left flank positions at Borodino. The Utitza woods, however, were very dense—well suited for Tutchkov’s Russian Jaegers that were deployed there in some numbers. All total, Tutchkov had…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #2: Russian Army
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Scenario#: 211     Date: 9/7/1812     Location: Borodino, Russia

On the morning of the 7th, Prince Eugene’s corps advanced against the village of Borodino. After a hard fight, the village was captured from the Russian Guard Jager defenders. However, the disorganized French attackers failed to advance any…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #2: Russian Army
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Scenario#: 513     Date: 1/29/1814     Location: Brienne-le-Château, France

As the Allies advanced into France, Napoleon planned to attack and defeat each in turn. Napoleon targeted Blücher’s Army of Silesia first for several reasons. Blücher’s army was closest, and needed to be defeated before it could link up with…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #5: Generals Marshals & Tacticians
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Scenario#: EPIC07     Date: 9/27/1810     Location: Bussaco, Portugal

Retreating towards Torres Vedras, the Duke of Wellington’s armyof 25,000 British and the same number of Portuguese halted atBussaco to make a stand along the crest of Bussaco Ridge. AsMassena’s army of 65,000 approached the British position, hewas…

Commands and Colors: NapoleonicsExpansion #6: Epic
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Scenario#: 8     Date: 9/27/1810     Location: Bussaco, Portugal

Uncertain how his army of 50,000 troops, composed of equal portions British and Portuguese, would deal with another open clash with the larger French army, Wellington had deployed most of his forces on the reverse slope of Bussaco ridge and awaited…

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