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163 The Lines of Torres Vedras - JTS Bonaparte's Peninsular War

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163 The Lines of Torres Vedras

By Rich White
French (Nap) 0 - 0 - 2 British (Nap)
Rating: 8.08 (4)
Games Played: 2
SM: 10
Turns: 250
Type: Stock
First Side: French (Nap)
Second Side: British (Nap)
The Lines of Torres Vedras - Massena's French army has arrived at Sobral with the intention of marching on Lisbon, yet unaware of the elaborate defensive lines that have been constructed to defend the area around the Portuguese capital. Historically, after a couple of minor actions at Sobral, Massena realized that he would stand no chance of breaking through the enemy lines and then sat down before them until his army starved. However, this scenario gives the French player the opportunity to attempt "the impossible". Might Massena have actually managed to crack the Lines of Torres Vedras if he'd decided to launch an attack?
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Eckerslyke's ProfileEckerslyke Well Balanced 7
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Moderately Pro British (Nap) 6
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Well Balanced 7
garret Fitzgerald's Profilegarret Fitzgerald Well Balanced 6
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
British (Nap) agmoss99's Profile agmoss99 vs. garret Fitzgerald garret Fitzgerald's Profile French (Nap) British (Nap) Major Win 140 20
British (Nap) Eckerslyke's Profile Eckerslyke vs. agmoss99 agmoss99's Profile French (Nap) British (Nap) Major Win 140 20
agmoss99
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agmoss99 Frid Nov 11, 2016 12:00 pm
A great historical simulation of the problem's Massena had. It's a very powerful position. Fort hexes have an exc ellent view and field of fire, and an awful lot of heavy guns. Entrances are only at the rear. Sneaking up can only be done in the dark. The flank is covered by a river and gunboats. The French begin on a minor defeat.
garret Fitzgerald
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garret Fitzgerald Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:22 pm
It's mostly maneuvering...