With the release of John Tiller's Software "Bonaparte's Peninsular War", I thought of revisiting the virtual battlefield that I barely fought from the "Peninsular War Mod" for HistWar Les Grognards.
I will play as the French and follow the historical tactical plan, more or less, with a feint from the west side of the Albuera creek and the main attack at the center of the enemy line.
|The tactical plan as seen from the 2D view of John Tiller Software Bonaparte's Peninsular War.|
|The tactical plan as seen from the 2D view of HistWar Les Grognards.|
|In the HistWar scenario, my right flank feint quickly moves into an attack position. In this screenshot, a nimble force of 250 men from the 21st Regiment of Chasseurs a Cheval provide a screen for such an attack.|
|The feint attack itself takes no less than one hour to get going. In this HistWar screenshot, the 51st Line Infantry Regiment marches towards Albuera.|
|The main attack force of the feint attack fords the Albuera less than a kilometer south of the town proper. Leading the crossing is the 16th Light Infantry Regiment (foreground). The formation in the background is the 51 st Line Infantry Regiment.|
|One of my favorite formations in Marbourg's "Corps" is the Lancers of the Vistula. "Los Diablos Polacos".|
|My left cavalry screen makes contact with Portuguese infantry (shown above the 4th Portuguese Line Infantry Regiment).|
Stay tuned. More is coming.