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Jours de Gloire Series - Almeida & Bussaco 1810

Jours de Gloire Series - Almeida & Bussaco 1810
by Hexasim
Category: War Games
Sub Category: Popular War Games
Product Line: War Games (Hexasim)
Author: Frederic Bey
Publish Year: 2015
Dimensions: 8.5x11.8x.2"
Restockable: No
Type: Ziplock


Almeida & Bussaco 1810 is a new offering in the Jours de Gloire series. It presents 3 battles of the year 1810 between the French and Anglo-Portuguese armies.

The Battle of the River Coa (Almeida), June 24, 1810. Ney had been ordered by Massena to capture the fortress of Almeida. To accomplish this, the Duke of Elchingen would first have to defeat the British force covering the town.

In the shadow of the fortress of Almeida, Crauford’s division gave way under the assaults of the French VI Corps.

Next, the Battle of Bussaco, which took place on September 27, 1810. The Anglo-Portuguese army of the Duke of Wellington was firmly established on the heights of the Sierra Bussaco.

Early in the morning, the French right wing launched an assault on the British positions near the convent of Bussaco.

Finally, the engagement of Coimbra. On October 1, 1810, the advance guard of the Army of Portugal, commanded by Cavalry General Sainte Croix encountered the allied army’s rear guard under General Stapleton-Cotton.

Each battle includes a historical scenario and one or two alternate (“what if?”) scenarios (for example: what if Picton’s division had arrived on the battlefield of Almeida?). There are 7 scenarios in all.

Almeida and Bussaco 1810 includes:

  • A 60cm × 42cm map, backprinted
  • 216 die-cut counters
  • One rules booklet
  • One game aid