Yes, the battle based on Salamanca produced an epic clash of plastic. Though not too large, considering previous battles, Approximately 1100 French fought it out with 750 British and their Allies. Two British Divisions and three French, going by the Shako 2 rules set. Those of you who have read of this battle will know that the French and Anglo-Allied armies had march within sight of each other for a while. The French commander saw dust ahead an assumed the Brits were off to capture the town with their cavalry and so sped up his march that a gap became evident. Wellington saw this gap and ordered an attack across the valley to isolate the lagging part of the French column and the rest, as they say, is history....
To set the battle on an even basis we began it by reasoning that the French leading division is off the table.
This recreates the gap in the French column.
So, on came the cavalry brigade...
...followed by the artillery
British cavalry speed over the hill...
...but it was inevitable that the Brits would get the hills first
|'We'll be coming round the mountain when we come'|
|'I see you!'|
|'Oi, watch my crop!'|
|'You're right, red is not a good camouflage colour'|
|'Oh! There you all are. Good show'|