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Commands and Colors Board Game: Napoleonics Expansion: Spanish Army

GMT1114 Commands and Colors Board Game: Napoleonics Expansion: Spanish Army published by GMT Games

At the time of the Napoleonic Wars, Spain was only a shadow of its former power. Spanish troops and leaders, as many Napoleonic historians point out, performed badly on a large number of occasions. Yet there are a number of battles, Bailen, Tamames, Alcaniz and San Marcial where the Spaniards fought valiantly and gained victory. Ironically, the point most historians overlook is the fact that the Spanish armies constituted a threat that the French simply could not ignore. As good as Wellingtons Anglo-Portuguese field army was, that army faced multiple French armies. They could only defeat one French army at a time. The Spanish Armies and the accompanying guerrilla warfare against French troops tied down the remainder, allowing the Anglo-Portuguese army to ultimately emerge victorious.

In this expansion you will find 18 historical scenarios that focus on Peninsular battles fought by the Spanish army from 1808 to 1813, plus all the new units youll need to field for these engagements.

The scenarios are battles from:

  • 1808
    • Bailn - July 19 1808
    • Zornoza - October 31, 1808
    • Gamonel - November 7, 1808
    • Espinosa - November 11, 1808
    • Somosierra - November 30, 1808
  • 1809
    • Medellin - March 28, 1809
    • Alcaniz - May 23, 1809
    • Maria - June 6, 1809
    • Talavera (Spanish Flank) - July 28, 1809
    • Tamames - October 13, 1809
    • Ocano (Cavalry Action) - November 18, 1809
    • Ocano - November 19, 1809
    • Alba de Tormes - November 28, 1809
  • 1811
    • Barrosa (French Attack) - March 5, 1811
    • Albuera - May 16, 1811
  • 1813
    • Vitoria (Hill's Attack) - June 21, 1813
    • San Marcial - August 31, 1813
    • Ordal Cross - September 13. 1813

    The quality of Spanish troops varied, from very poor to good, and the Spanish National Unit Reference Card presents a wealth of subtle unit characteristics that set the Spanish Army apart from all other Coalition armies that opposed Napoleon. Command of the Spanish Army, therefore, will truly challenge even the most experienced Commands & Colors: Napoleonics player.

    COMPONENTS:

  • Scenario Booket (with 18 scenarios)
  • 2 Spanish National Unit Reference Cards
  • 3 sheets of labels for the blocks:
  • 210 blocks (107 Infantry, 75 Cavalry, 9 Artillery, 4 Leaders)
  • 1 Terrain Tile sheet
  • No. of Players: 2

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Min. Age: 14

    Price: 45.99
           (RRP is 59.99)