With just one day to go before the first game of Talavera 208, it's all getting rather exciting, with the players swapping last minute comments, monies coming into the 'Just Giving' page bringing the pot up to £700, catering arrangements booked for the weekend and some last minute adjustments to the initial positions to reflect how things stood on the day.
It struck me whilst making these last minute adjustments, rather than waiting until the weekend to show you the final start points, I would do a couple of video tours of the opposing lines with a bit of commentary about the set up.
So for a bit of fun just to ramp up the interest I present two video clips uploaded to JJ's YouTube walking through the opposing lines.
On reviewing the clips the sharp eared among you will spot the occasional error in my off the cuff verbal descriptions. The ADC to King Joseph was of course Marshal Jourdan, not Marshal Suchet, he hadn't got his baton at this stage of the war and of course the French legere would be 'taking it' to Bassecourt's Spanish not Beaumont who had a big enough job managing the French I Corps Light Cavalry brigade - doh!
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the collection and I hope you enjoy this little pre-game aperitif.
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