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164 Ucles 13 January 1809 - JTS Bonaparte's Peninsular War

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164 Ucles 13 January 1809

By Rich White
French (Nap) 2 - 1 - 1 Spain (Nap)
Rating: 7.68 (6)
Games Played: 4
SM: 1
Turns: 18
Type: Stock
First Side: French (Nap)
Second Side: Spain (Nap)
Ucles, 13 January 1809 - While French attention was diverted against Moore's expeditionary force and elsewhere, the Spanish army of the Centre, under the Duke of Infantado, had managed to elude Bessiere's pursuit and was now in a position to threaten French-held Madrid. Infantado sent his cavalry and vanguard under Venegas down into the plain of New Castile, but then failed to either march down to support Venegas with his remaining troops or give clear orders to his subordinate. Discovering that some 15,000 French under Victor were marching against him, Venegas decided to adopt an over-extended defensive position at Ucles, despite being outnumbered approximately 3:2 and only having half as many cavalry as the French and hardly any guns. Victor, having driven in the enemy outpost at Tribaldos and reconnoitred the main Spanish position, deployed half of Villatte's division and the cavalry in front of Ucles to pin the enemy in position while Ruffin's division carried out an outflanking manoeuvre against the Spanish right flank and the other half of Villatte's division outflanked the enemy left flank.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Chosen Man's ProfileChosen Man Moderately Pro French (Nap) 4
surcouf's Profilesurcouf Well Balanced 7
Antonio Simon's ProfileAntonio Simon Well Balanced 10
Juan Manuel's ProfileJuan Manuel Well Balanced 8
Sargiunas's ProfileSargiunas Slightly Pro French (Nap) 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
French (Nap) Sargiunas's Profile Sargiunas vs. Antonio Simon Antonio Simon's Profile Spain (Nap) French (Nap) Minor Win 10 4
Spain (Nap) Antonio Simon's Profile Antonio Simon vs. Juan Manuel Juan Manuel's Profile French (Nap) Draw 8 8
Spain (Nap) Chosen Man's Profile Chosen Man vs. surcouf surcouf's Profile French (Nap) Spain (Nap) Minor Win 10 4
French (Nap) agmoss99's Profile agmoss99 vs. mfriedman421 mfriedman421's Profile Spain (Nap) French (Nap) Major Win 14 2
Chosen Man
Major
Chosen Man Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:11 pm
The Spanish have to be very defensive
surcouf
Private 1st Class
surcouf Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:44 pm
french must rush as soon as possible
Antonio Simon
Private 1st Class
Antonio Simon Frid Feb 26, 2021 11:42 am
Scenario with surprises in which you have to be very careful.