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122.Salamanca1_22July12 - JTS Wellington's Peninsular War

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By Rich White
French (Nap) 0 - 0 - 1 Allies (NAP_WPW)
Rating: 4.5 (2)
Games Played: 1
SM: 2
Turns: 20
Type: Stock
First Side: French (Nap)
Second Side: Allies (NAP_WPW)
Salamanca 22 July 1812 - Observing the enemy baggage train retreating towards Ciudad Rodrigo, Marmont was unable to detect additional troops concealed in dead ground and assumed that the British 7th Division was merely a rearguard. He decided to send his main force to outflank this "rearguard" and cut off it's retreat. Wellington responded by concentrating his troops behind the 7th Division ready to take advantage of any mistake the French general might make. As visibility improved, both sides recognized the tactical significance of the Greater and Lesser Arapils and made a dash to secure them.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Nortan's ProfileNortan Moderately Pro Allies (NAP_WPW) 7
gunjones's Profilegunjones Totally Pro Allies (NAP_WPW) 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies (NAP_WPW) Nortan's Profile Nortan vs. gunjones gunjones's Profile French (Nap) Allies (NAP_WPW) Major Win 28 4
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Nortan Frid Jan 21, 2022 10:45 am
Marmont have quite a bad disposition and there is no time to do something for french side. Could easily end like a draw.
126 scenario is more worth of playing.
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gunjones Frid Jan 21, 2022 5:21 pm
This was played using the newer multi-phase game turn system, rather than the older two phase system; which was entirely new to me (except one earlier solo test game I did playing Corunna as French.) After 15 turns (out of 20) I surrendered; as it seems to me too highly biased in favor of the British fire power and the use of skirmishers to delay French columns. In the old system you could roll in on the flanks with columns in ONE PHASE. But in this it takes TWO TURNS, during with the British muskets (even at two hexes range) cracks apart your columns before they can get in to melee. My opponent did excellently, I don't deny and no detraction from that. But I think the newer multi-phase system makes it far too difficult for the French.