Battle of Albuera refight

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Battle of Albuera refight

Post by richafricanus » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:00 am

See the link to a description of our refight as well as orders of battle

http://richafricanus.blogspot.com.au/20 ... 2.html?m=1

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Re: Battle of Albuera refight

Post by quackstheking » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:26 pm

Thanks Rich for your report - the battlefield looks most impressive. :D

The OOB's are really useful as this is a Peninsular battle I'm looking to refight - my dad was in the 7th Royal Fusileers and this was their signature battle (That astonishing infantry!) and they still celebrate Albuera Day. I heard lots about this battle in my youth (many years ago now!).

What size table did you use and in what scale? - do you have a "wargamers map" of the battlefield?

Once again thanks for the report.

Don

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Re: Battle of Albuera refight

Post by richafricanus » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:02 pm

Hi Don, we used the Nap Battles map. I'm happy to email it to you. We reduced the battlefield to a 6x4 table as this suited where the fighting happened.

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Re: Battle of Albuera refight

Post by bahdahbum » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:35 am

Hy,

Good work .

I am still painting the portugeese and wait for a friend to paint his spanish army .

Reading the scen orbat I was wondering about the spanish army . I remembered that there were some good spanish units and had to check here and there . Zayas division was one of the best spanish unit with guards, walloon guards and so on . So their rating would be a bit higher . And it was Zaya's division that stopped the initial french assault .

Here is the orbat :
4th Division (Zayas) Mourgeon Brigade (Mourgeon) 2nd & 4th Spanish Guards (2 bn total)
2nd and 3rd Irlanda (2 bn total)
Voluntarios de la Patria (1 bn) *
Sappers (1 coy)

Polo Brigade (Polo) Imperiales de Toledo, Legion Estranjeros, Ciudad Real IRs (1 bn each; 3 bn)
1st Walloon Guards (1 bn)

see the link for info : http://www.balagan.org.uk/war/peninsula ... -orbat.htm

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