I have couple of units on Portugese infantry (about 20 stands 3 men per stand) and a similar amount of cacadores (portugese LI). I do not have any Spanish (why would anyone have any?) but Terry suggested we could use some on my White coated Austrians?
I will bring my british and portuguese but not the austrians unless someone tells me otherwise.
Thanks for the game yesterday chaps, I had fun. We must do it again some time.
I have been thinking about what the French could have done, if anything, to improve their chances.
I wonder if Graham's command could have retreated across the river and used a couple of brigades and guns to defend the bridge while the rest reinforced the defence against Barry's thrust across the canal ? The river was unfordable, so the attackers could only bring one brigade in column and a maximum of 3 guns at medium range to bear at any one time. A couple of reasonably sited guns and a bit of luck would keep the attacker on the far side of the river. The French suffered by having too little cavalry and the columnar infantry fire power was half that of the British and Portuguese Impulse infantry at close range.
If we played the scenario again, I think I would give the British a time dead-line by which to clear the ridge and/or occupy the town.