Monday, October 04, 2010

Defending the bridge over the Cua - 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 #1.

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)

Defending the bridge over the Cua

On January 3rd, 1809 the British troops of General Moore were retreating towards Corunna. Protecting their rear were the 95th Rifles, the 43rd Light Infantry Regiment, and the 15th Hussars which formed the rearguard under Lord Paget. The French vanguard was led by Generale de Brigade Cölbert, commanding the 3e Hussars and 15e Chasseurs, who decided to attack without waiting for reinforcements. At the start the situation seemed favorable to the French, but the intervention of the English cavalry produced a counter attack that routed the French troops, and as they withdrew Generale de Brigade Cölbert was killed.

From north to south there is a river that runs across the board, and in the center there is a bridge. The river is fordable by the cavalry for 20cm from the southern edge of the board. In the southeast quadrant there is a group of houses extending to a maximum of 20cm from the board edge. In quadrant 2 there is a gentle hill. In quadrant 3, there is open forest and in quadrant 4 there are 3 stone walls.

300 points in command units
2 units Hussars (400 points)
1 unit Chasseurs a Cheval (500 points)

300 points in the command units
1 unit Hussars (400 points)
1 unit 95th Rifles (500 points)
1 unit Light Infantry (200 Points)

The French Hussars and Chasseurs are deployed with in 10cm of the west edge of the board.

The Rifles are deployed no more than 40cm. from the bridge.
The Light Infantry are deployed anywhere in quadrant two.
The British Hussars are deployed within 10cm. of the east edge of the board, after the third turn.
The units are deployed on the table using initiative rolls.
The British are deployed first.


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