Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Battle of the Stragglers

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 #4.

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 Battle of the Stragglers

Another picturesque episode in the retreat of Moore to Corunna, occurred when a group of British stragglers, is attacked by pickets of the vanguard of the French cavalry. A sergeant in the British 43rd Infantry Regiment tries to organize the stragglers so they can confront the cavalry and maybe save themselves.

A road runs from west to east across the board, in quadrant two, along the center of the board and near the road should there is a group of houses (heavy cover), quadrant three is open forest (light wood), and in quadrant one there is a hill (steep hill).

250 in the command units
1 units Dragoons (300 points)
1 unit Hussars (250 points)

Sergeant Harper of the 95 Rifles
250 points of Rifles
300 points of Line Infantry or similar
100 points of Grenadiers

Deploy anywhere along the northeastern edge of the board, at no more than 10cm from the edge.

The British deploy first.
All troops must be deployed within 15cm of the houses.

For every British figure that exits the west edge via the road, the British player receives double the normal victory points.

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