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Saturday, 31 January 2015

British Units at Casa de Salinas - 1809


British Units at Casa de Salinas
Division Major General Sir Alexander Mackenzie

Mackenzie's Brigade
2/24th Foot (Warwickshire Regt.)
2/31st Foot (Huntingdonshire Regt.)
1/45th Foot (Nottinghamshire Regt.)
Mackenzie's Brigade Light Battalion

Donkin's Brigade
2/87th Foot (Prince of Wales Own Irish Regt.)
1/88th Foot (Connaught Rangers Regt.)
Donkin's Brigade Light Battalion

Anson's Brigade
23rd Light Dragoon's
1st KGL Hussars

As promised I have put together some pictures of Mackenzie's 3rd Division with Anson's Light Cavalry Brigade as a prelude to playing out this rearguard scenario.

MacKenzie's 3rd Division, with Anson's Light Cavalry Brigade at Casa de Salinas
The map below illustrates the terrain for this scenario
The Casa de Salinas area
The strength and losses figures illustrate the historical cost to these units. The scenario will see if we can model something similar.


Lt. Colonel Rufane Shaw Donkin's Brigade, L-R, 2/87th Foot, 1/88th Foot, 5/60th Rifles, Donkin's Light Battalion
Rufane Shaw Donkin

Strength on the 25th July 1809
2/87th Foot - 599
1/88th Foot - 599
5/60th Foot (5 coys) - 273

Losses (killed, wounded, missing, total) suffered at Casa de Salinas 27th July 1809
2/87th (27/137/34/198)
1/88th (9/25/30/64)
5/60th (3/5/19/27)

Maj. General Alexander Mackenzie's Brigade L-R, 2/31st Foot, 1/45th Foot, 2/24th Foot, Mackenzie's Light Battalion
Strength on the 25th July 1809
2/31st Foot - 733
1/45th Foot - 756
2/24th Foot - 787

Losses (killed, wounded, missing, total) suffered at Casa de Salinas 27th July 1809
2/31st (24/93/2/119)
1/45th (4/14/7/25)
2/24th (1/7/1/9)

Maj. General George Anson's Brigade L-R, 23rd Light Dragoons, 1st KGL Hussars
George Anson

Strength on the 25th July 1809
23rd Light Dragoons - 459
1st KGL Hussars - 451

Losses (killed, wounded, missing, total) suffered at Casa de Salinas 27th July 1809
23rd Light Dragoons (-/1/-/1)
1st KGL Hussars (2/2/-/4)

Next up Spanish, some more Brits and the action at Casa de Salinas

10 comments:

  1. What a great way to start the morning - over sleep, drink coffee whilst reading this post. Better get off to work now, my company doesn't run itself yet! JeremyJ

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    1. Hi Jeremy, you can't beat a bit of eye candy to help set the day off to a good start. Have a good one.
      Cheers
      JJ

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  2. Your British are beautiful Jonathan!
    As I've said before it's brilliant watching your armies come together, gives me a push to keep my own going in the right direction!

    How many do you have to go to complete this project?
    Cheers
    Paul

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    1. Thanks Paul, that's very kind. It depends on which project. I intend to break Talavera down into scenarios so we can fight games as the order of battles are completed.
      So Casa de Salinas is ready to go, once I have my trees put back together. The night attack on the Medellin just needs the 2/48th doing and they are on the stick. Then we're off to do the two main attacks in the day which will need two Spanish divisions, about 10 battalions plus about four cavalry regiments to get ready. Finally alongside that I have 8 regiments (24 battalions) of French line infantry to do and then we are ready for Talavera Max. So a lot of painting and gaming ahead in 2015.
      Cheers
      JJ

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    2. Wow certainly sounds like it!

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    3. Hello, I see you have A LOT to do. Considering the quality of the wonderfully painted figures it will take you a lot of time. I think that the Greek Talavera will take place before the English !

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  3. Beautiful job as always, impressive mass of infantry!

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    1. Hi Phil, thanks mate. It's what Napoleonics is all about.
      Cheers
      JJ

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous spread. This blog, plus rewatching Sharpe recently, are making it really difficult to not start Napoleonics ;)

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    1. Thanks Paul. Go on give in, you know you're going to have to scratch that itch at some time!

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