|View of the battlefield looking South, with Andujar in the top-right.|
C-in-C Gen Dupont (Plodding)
1st Infantry Division (Gen Vedel - Plodding)
2 Bns Raw Infantry SK2, 12 Bns Raw Infantry SK1, 4 Bns Trained Swiss Infantry SK0, 1 8lb Foot Bty
Cavalry Division (Gen Fresia - Plodding)
3 Regts Raw Heavy Cavalry (unarmoured Cuirassiers), 3 Regts Raw Light Cavalry, 1 4lb Foot Bty
C-in-C Gen Castanos (Competent)
1st Infantry Division (Gen Venegas - Plodding)
2 Bns Trained Infantry (SK2), 2 Bns Trained Infantry (SK1), 4 Bns Trained Infantry (SK0), 3 Regts Raw Dragoons, 1 8lb Foot Bty
a further three infantry divisions comprising another 13000 Infantry (26 Bns), 2000 Cavalry (6 Regts) and 30 Guns (5 Btys) were deemed to be following up Venegas' Division and could enter the table as space allowed and need required.
5th Infantry Division (Gen Reding - Decisive)
2 Bns Trained Infantry (SK2), 2 Bns Trained Infantry (SK1), 2 Bns Trained Infantry (SK0), 6 Bns Raw Infantry (SK0), 1 8lb Foot Bty
|Two brigades of Vedel's Division guard the town and the hills opposite the river, while the remainder of Dupont's force is ready to march East (left); Reding's Division approaches from the East, Venegas' troops can just be seen over the river|
The initial moves were centred on Dupont's attempt to get troops across the stream and Reding's attempts to occupy the defensible positions on the hills. Venegas attempted to bring up more troops whilst bombarding the Swiss troops defending the hill to the East of the town. All three were more or less successful: Dupont got a large proportion of his troops over the stream, Reding occupied one hill (northernmost) exclusively and disputed possession of the other, Venegas' artillery proved very effective and forced one of the Swiss Bns back.
The first crisis:
|A closer view of Venegas' troops' progress|
The Final Throw:
|Reding's other regular brigade repulse the French in similar fashion.|
At this point the game ended as the French force's morale collapsed. A pity, as the Spanish infantry above also failed their morale check which would have allowed a small fraction of Dupont's force to escape although the arrival of Venegas' troops ruled out the escape for the majority of the French. As it was the capitulation was total and history was more or less re-created...