| Introduction: This fictitious battle
(played on 17 March 2002), set in the south of Spain near Cadiz, was
the culmination of a mini-campaign based loosely on the Barosa
campaign of 1811. The orders of battle were roughly accurate
historically. The only difference was that the players made
strategic moves which differed from the historical campaign.
Hence, instead of Barosa, our campaign ended with the Battle of Medina
Sidonia - a vital crossroads in the south of Spain, held strongly by
Vilatte's French Division, and subsequently reinforced by Ruffin's
Division. (Leval's and Wheatley's Divisions were locked in
battle at Vejer - a small town to the south of Medina Sidonia.)
The opposing lines drawn up for battle...
A charge by French dragoons is met by KGL Hussars.
British skirmishers approach the French line.
Spanish troops, heartened by British success appear on the French left flank.
Meanwhile, British Foot Guards form square to meet Ruffin's Division which suddenly appears to their rear.