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168 Vimeiro, 21 August 1808 - WDS Bonaparte's Peninsular War

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168 Vimeiro, 21 August 1808

By Rich White
French (Nap) 1 - 3 - 1 Britain Portugal (Nap)
Rating: 7.33 (7)
Games Played: 5
SM: 1
Turns: 16
Type: Stock
First Side: French (Nap)
Second Side: Britain Portugal (Nap)
Sir Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) led an 18,000 strong British expeditionary force to liberate Portugal from the French in August 1808. The French general, Junot, marched to intercept the British and prevent them from marching on Lisbon. After a minor action against Delaborde's division at Rolica, Wellesley continue to march southwards to the coast at Vimeiro where additional British reinforcements under Anstruther and Acland were due to arrive. Meanwhile, Junot had marched up from Lisbon and, linking forces with Delaborde at Torres Vedras, decided to attack the British before they could be reinforced.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Slightly Pro Britain Portugal (Nap) 6
mfriedman421's Profilemfriedman421 Moderately Pro Britain Portugal (Nap) 6
KG_RangerBooBoo's ProfileKG_RangerBooBoo Well Balanced 8
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Moderately Pro Britain Portugal (Nap) 4
agmoss99's Profileagmoss99 Well Balanced 4
agmoss99 Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:06 am
Much depends on when - and if - the French reinforcements arrive.
There is no obvious point in which to attack and so it became a slow shooting-match. A number of British units were not even engaged.
Brigadier General
KG_RangerBooBoo Frid Dec 18, 2015 10:05 pm
Good short scenario,
agmoss99 Frid Sep 30, 2016 11:31 am
The French attack the British position. The terrain favours the defenders. The French have very big batallions which maybe should be divided in two.
Staff Sergeant
Saddlesore Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:01 am
The Scenario needed to be longer, French reinforcements arrived with only 4 turns left and 1 turn left. French battalions were very large at over 1000 men.
Chosen Man
Lieutenant Colonel
Chosen Man Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:13 pm
A tight one