|The three infantry units forming the British centre.|
|The French right wing. The unit scale seems to vary between scenarios - at Rolica they represent battalions.|
|The early battle seen from behind the British centre.|
|The French left poised for action.|
|Some of the order cards used in the game. The number of cards reflects the varying command & control of the armies involved. At Rolica, the Brits have 6 and the French 5.|
|British light infantry advances supported by artillery fire.|
|The French launch an attack. The red counters mark the boundary between the centre and right sectors.|
|The French open fire. The dice show only a single infantryman, |
indicating that one casualty has been inflicted on the Brits.
|The British left wing moves forward.|
|The British lights suffer another French salvo. Each infantryman (blue face) indicates a casualty, |
while the flags each cause the unit to retreat one hex. Ouch.
|The British guns inflict two hits on their opposite numbers.|
|The French light cavalry gets ready to advance.|
|The Portuguese continue to suffer - here their light infantry are wiped out by a French (off camera) salvo.|
|French Hussars charge the guns.|
|The British centre advances at last....|
|...but sadly the French have been hoarding a card which gave them added firepower. |
This was the result! I called a halt shortly afterwards.