Packaged with an slipcase box : 210 x 297 mm.
12 pages of historical commentary booklet
16 pages of standard and scenarios rules booklet
Map 600 x 520 mm
320 full color die cut counters and markers
The Andalucía Campaign
Shortly before the rebellion of the 2nd of May in Madrid, Napoleon ordered Gen. Duport to march to Cádiz to protect there the remnants of the French fleet, anchored there after the disaster of Trafalgar. During its march through Andalucía, and seeing that the rebellion was more important than expected, the French commander moves fast to Córdoba, defeating a Spanish column in the action of the Alcolea bridge. After taking and looting Córdoba, and receiving news that a Spanish Army under Castaños was marching towards him to seek battle, Dupont decides to retreat to Andújar to protect its line of communication with Madrid and to regroup its forces.
The night of the 18 July, Dupont, alarmed by the news of the action at Menjíbar, begins to evacuate Andújar, marching in echelon in order to not alert the Spanish in from of him. At the same time, he sent a dispatch ordering Vedel to meet him at Bailén. Nevertheless, this message never arrived to Vedel because it was intercepted by the Spanish units of Réding and Coupigny that occupy already Bailén after the inexplicable move of Vedel towards La Carolina. At dawn of the 19 July, the French vanguards clashed with the Spanish vanguard that already occupied Bailén. Ignoring the enemy numerical superiority, and supposing that a decided attack against their center would be enought to rout them, Dupont will engage its units piecemeal launching its units to the attack without waiting to regroup. The string of failed attacks, the solid deployment and cohesion of the Spaniards, the scorching sun of the Andalusian summer and the pressure of Castaños’ forces against the French rearguard will force its surrender at the end of the day.
THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE SERIES
Is a generic system of rules designed at the operational level for the Napoleonic period, that through various scenarios represent a series of battles more or less critical in the War of Spanish independence (1808-1814). The different scenarios presented are intended for two players, solitaire, or team play.
scale = 250 m/ hex
time = 30 min/ GT
strength = Bataillon (inf), Regiment (cav), Batteries (art)
Volume II. Bailén 1808. The scenarios
Scenario 1. Vedel est arrivé. Introductory scenario. At 1700 hours 19 July when DuPont was negotiating an honorable cease fire with the Spanish commanders so the Battle of Bailen could be definitively ended, the Vedel Division arrived at the rear of the Spanish Army.
Scenario 2. Surprise in Bailén I. Hypothetical scenario. Castanos’ battle plan functioned quite well, thanks to the number of mistakes committed by Vedel and DuPont between 16-18 July.
Scenario 3. Surprise in Bailén II. This hypothetical scenario presents a Battle of Bailen started on 19 July but with some characteristics very different from the historical battle
Scenario 4. Battle of Bailén. This scenario reproduces the Battle of Bailen just as it occurred historically. 4 variants are included to represent the effects that some major events could have had on the course of the battle, but they are all optional.
Scenario 5. Death to the Invader. The La Pena Division arrives in the vicinity of the Bailen Battlefield near 1300 hours the afternoon of 19 July, finding the battle
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