Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Battle of Vilafranca OOBs

Finally I've had a little spare time to prepare the OOBs for the upcoming battle of Vilafranca, produced as a result of an unexpected advance of a Spanish army from Tarragona along the road leading to Barcelona city. On their way, they've met a larger than expected Catalan force in the nearby of Vilafranca town. Penedès county is a large plain, intensely cultivated --mainly vineyards, along with peach and cherry trees on higher ground. Terrain prominent features are to be scarce: a small river (Foix r.) runs across the Spanish deployment area, while a parallel stream crosses the Catalan line. Both have some riparian forest along. A steep hill lies behind the Catalan right flank, and little else.

C-in-C: General Castillo (+0)
Dragoons Regiment IV
Dragoons Regiment V
Burgos IR (1 battalion)
Toledo IR 1st battalion
Toledo IR 2nd battalion
Carmona IR (1 battalion)
Light Battery
Field Battery
trained/conscript
trained/conscript
trained
trained
trained
trained
trained
trained
50% strong
5/6 strong
7/9 strong
5/9 strong
6/9 strong
8/9 strong
100% strong
100% strong

C-in-C: General Basset (+1)
Cav. General Nebot (+0)
Nebot's Cavalry
Moragues' Dragoons
Badia's Volunteer Sqdn.
Hussars Squadron
St. Narcissus IR
St. Eulàlia IR
Molins' Mountain Fusiliers
St. Vincent F. Mtn. Fusiliers
Sometent of Vilafranca
Light Battery
veteran
trained/conscript
regular militia (=conscript?)
trained
veteran
trained
trained
trained
irregular militia
trained
100% strong
3/6 strong
1/6 strong
2/6 strong
100% strong
100% strong
100% strong
8/9 strong
100% strong
100% strong

2 comments:

Jeroen72 said...

Hmm, more and better cavalry, more and better infantry only a disadvantage in artillery

This can't go wrong :P

Salvador said...

Let's hope so... One can't but stress the importance that a decisive victory could have for the good of the galatan/catalan cause, both at home, encouraging the defense and discouraging the invasion, and abroad, with the british maybe more inclined to support austrian commitment and the french more willing to impose peace terms while these can be favourable...