Saturday, 10 August 2013

Ventosa Part 2 - Stalemate

The two French battalions eventually break their opponent and one heads off down the ridge to engage an isolated British unit. The other heads towards the flank of smallest unit in Ferguson's brigade. Things are looking bad for the British.

The  pressure begins to tell , forcing back the small battalion  but British musketry is gradually wearing down the French.

The  French  brig forward their skirmishers to harass the British Square.

Full time, and basically it's stalemate with the British having two uncommitted  battalions and the French one. 

 At the beginning of this session things looked bad for the British and I think we all expected the line to fold, but the French attack gradually ran out of steam.

Next it's Talavera,..........


  1. It was a great game and a close run thing. Cannot beat a bit of British musketry to hold off those Frenchies

  2. If I'd got the timing of the two brigade attacks right (one from the front, the other from the flank) then things would have been very difficult for the British. As it was I didn't know exactly when the French flanking force was to arrive, quite right to! so just got it slightly wrong. Good game though.

  3. Very nice report! Waiting for Talavera...

  4. Thanks Phil. Talavera is probably a couple of months away as I have to make some terrain bits for it.