Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The despatches must be delivered - A Capitan Scenario

CAPITÁN is a selection of rules designed to play battles between small groups of troops, such as advance recognition, convoy escort, guerrilla actions, raids on small towns, border posts, incursions into enemy territory, actions against advanced camps, and all those situations where specific tasks were assigned to a few troops of their units.

This is a translation of Capitan Scenario Pack - Scenario #11.

Capitan scenarios are designed to be played on 60cm square game board, adjust as necessary if using a larger game board. To designate the location of troops and terrain in a scenario the game board is divided into four quadrants; NorthWest(1), NorthEast(2), SouthWest(3), South East(4). (For more details see Scenarios)
The despatches must be delivered

Communications between the various French corps on the peninsula were a real headache for the Imperial troops, and in this scenario a French ADC must cross between the Allied forward pickets to deliver the dispatches that he carries. Recreate the adventures of Capitaine Marbot, famed for his colourful memoirs.

On the table there must be two gentle hills (no terrain effect), an open forest (light wood) and a dispersed group of houses (stone buildings with 5 points of toughness), these elements are placed alternately by the players, in addition we also find a road that runs from east to west.

Aide de Camp Capitaine Marbot and an escort of Chasseurs a Cheval(200 points)

1 Spanish command unit (200 points)
1 unit Spanish line infantry (300 points)
1 unit of English or Portuguese Cavalry (250 points)

Anywhere in quadrants 4 or 2.

All units are placed before the French and maybe anywhere in quadrants 1 and 3.

The French cavalry and Marbot can use the ability to move unseen, however no Allied unit can use this ability. If Capitan Marbot exits by any part of the west or northwest edge of the game board, the game ends and the French obtain an additional 300 victory points.

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