Corunna - January 16, 1809

The battle of Corunna was an attempt by the British to extricate themselves from Northern Portugal before the pursuing forces of Soult could catch them. This scenario starts at 12PM and lasts until 7 PM at which time all of the British troops safely make it onto the ships.

Historically the cavalry were severely hampered by the icy rocky conditions so to simulate this movement on mountains is at S2 for infantry and S3 for cavalry and artillery. All other ground is S1 for infantry and S2 for cavalry and artillery

Spotting is always at low terrain on mountains, linear terrain everywhere else.

British

High Fire Discipline

Prussian System

Steadfast

 

Spanish

Poor Fire Discipline

Prussian System

 

British

Arrival Times and Movement Bases

Time Troops Location Move base #s
12 PM 1st Division, Moore South of Elvina 1,2
  2nd Division Piedralonga 3,4
  Reserve Division Oza 5
3 PM 3rd Division Santa Lucia Road 6,7,8

 

 

  Moore Gd Ps                              
  Dowmans Battery FA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                
  15th Dragoons Lc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                

 

1st Division

  Baird Gd Ps                              
  Wardes Guard Brigade BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  Manninghams Brigade BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  Bentinck’s Brigade BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    

 

 

 

2nd Division

  Hope Gd Ps                              
  Hills Brigade A BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  Hills Brigade B BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  Leith’s Brigade BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  Crauford’s Brigade BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    

 

3rd Division

  Fraser Ave Ps                              
  Beresfords Brig BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  Banes Brigade BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  1st Volun. Pm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10            
  2nd Volun Pm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10            

 

Reserve Division

  Paget Gd Ps                              
  Anstruther’s Brig BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  Anstruther’s Rifle Brigade BLr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  Disney’s Brig, BSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14    
  EvelinsBattery FA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                

 

French

French System

Steadfast

+ 1 morale bonus if attacking

 

 

Arrival Times and Movement Bases

Time Troops Location Move base #s
12 AM 1ere Division Foothills of Altos de Penasqueda (centre) 1,2
  Soult, 2eme Division Foothills of Altos de Penasqueda (north) 3,4
  3eme Division Palavea Road 5,6
12:30 AM Light Cavalry Division Foothills of Altos de Penasqueda (north) around river 7,8,9
2 PM 13eme and 22eme Dragoons Palavea Road 10

 

  Soult Good Fs
  13eme Dragoons Hc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  22eme Dragoons Hc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

 

1st Division

  Merle Av Fs                          
  2eme Legere FLm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  4eme Legere FLm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  36eme Ligne FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  15eme Ligne FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  Light Horse Art. HrA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            
  Medium Battery FA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

2nd Division

  Mermet Av Fs                          
  31eme Ligne FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  47eme Ligne FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  122eme Ligne FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  2eme Suisse FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
  3eme Suisse FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    

 

3rd Division

  Delaborde Gd Fs                          
  17eme Legere FLm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  70eme Ligne FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  86eme Ligne FSm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  Medium Battery FA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8            

 

Light Cavalry Division

  Francesci Av Fs                          
  22eme Chausseurs Lc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
  1eme Hussards Lc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
  17eme Dragoons Hc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12    
  19eme Dragoons Hc 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12