THE STORY SO FAR
In March 1811, an Anglo-Spanish army under Spanish General La Pena sallied forth in an attempt to raise the Siege of Cadiz. The French were preoccupied with fighting Wellington in the north. As a result, troops had been taken
away from Marshal Victor's force around Cadiz. There were nearly 20,000 Spanish and 6,000 British facing 19,000 French. As the Spanish Lt Gen Thomas Graham ceded overall command to La Pena.
As the Allied army advanced, Graham moved to occupy Barrosa hill in order to anchor the army's right flank. However, La Pena was concerned that his army should not be dispersed and ordered Graham to rejoin the main army. Graham
did so under protest as French control of the heights would directly threaten the Allied army's only line of retreat.
Almost as soon as the British evacuated the heights, the French moved to occupy it. Where Graham had seen danger, Viotor saw opportunity for his outnumbered army to break up the Allied advance.
Victor ordered his 1st Dragoons to seize the coast road. Ruffin was giver the task of securing Barrosa hill, while Leval was ordered to strike at the withdrawing British. News of French movements were brought to Graham's
attention by 2 Spanish guerrillas. Although outnumbered and on unfavourable ground, Graham resolved to fight.
Can you - the British Commander -outnumbered and attacking uphill repeat Graham's spectacular feat of arms and defeat the French? Or can you - the French Commander - change history?