This was the first game played with the new Command & Colours expansion. This includes a new deck of command cards and an additional deck of 'Tactician' cards which add more flavour to the game. An unusual battle, Sahagun is purely a cavalry engagement so my boxes of toys were duly plundered to find sufficient British horsemen. The photo above shows the Brits at the top. A nasty surprise for the French was the presence of a small British force (bottom right in the photo) behind their lines!
The view from the other side.
The Frenchies had to basically escape. Here they are trotting towards Sahagun village.
They were soon beset by British forces and a bloody swirling melee ensued.
Casualties mounted (pun intended) on both sides and for a while it looked as if the Brits would run away with the game...
...but the end came with some aggressive French play as they rolled over one last British unit and carried away a general.
The veteran players agreed that the new cards and rules added to the C&C experience and it will be interesting to play a more conventional scenario in a few weeks.