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062 Almonacid 11 August 1809 - JTS Bonaparte's Peninsular War

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062 Almonacid 11 August 1809

By Rich White
French (Nap) 0 - 3 - 4 Spain (Nap)
Rating: 8.36 (11)
Games Played: 7
SM: 1
Turns: 18
Type: Stock
First Side: French (Nap)
Second Side: Spain (Nap)
Almonacid 11th August 1809 - With the victorious British forced to retreat after Talavera, the French decided to deal with Venegas' Spanish army so that Madrid would be secure. Underestimating the French strength at 14,000 rather than 21,000, Venegas hoped for an easy victory, so made preparations for attacking the enemy. However, the impetuous French general Sebastiani decided to attack first, without waiting for reinforcements under King Joseph.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Well Balanced 7
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Slightly Pro Spain (Nap) 7
jim pfleck's Profilejim pfleck Slightly Pro French (Nap) 6
surcouf's Profilesurcouf Well Balanced 7
surcouf's Profilesurcouf Well Balanced 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
French (Nap) dreaper's Profile dreaper vs. Antonio Simon Antonio Simon's Profile Spain (Nap) French (Nap) Major Loss 2 14
Spain (Nap) agmoss99's Profile agmoss99 vs. Saddlesore Saddlesore's Profile French (Nap) Draw 8 8
French (Nap) Lancier's Profile Lancier vs. zu Pferd zu Pferd's Profile Spain (Nap) Draw 8 8
Spain (Nap) jim pfleck's Profile jim pfleck vs. Doctor Doctor's Profile French (Nap) Spain (Nap) Minor Win 10 4
Spain (Nap) jim pfleck's Profile jim pfleck vs. surcouf surcouf's Profile French (Nap) Draw 8 8
agmoss99 Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:50 pm
Having played twice as both sides I'd say the scenario slightly favours the Spanish side.

The French force in the south is almost redundant and can only reach their objective hex if they meet no opposition or delay.
jim pfleck
jim pfleck Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:51 pm
This is a wild scenario with lots of room and time to move around and some big battalions and lots of heavy cavalry that pack a punch.
Saddlesore Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:08 am
The French have better quality forces, but they arrive at three different locations. Getting your forces unified is very important (I didn't) and my opponent outflanked and crushed my Poles and Germans. The loss of supplies counts against you, so keep them protected. Great Scenario to play, it was a blast and a real challenge.
Antonio Simon
Private 1st Class
Antonio Simon Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:31 pm
Time is of the essence for the French side