|The first French batallions are coming in front of Fuentes de Onoro...|
Arrivée des premiers bataillons français en vue de Fuentes de Onoro...
For over a year, Massena besieged the Portuguese border where Wellington hid behind his famous lines. French troops are hungry, vulnerable are the supply lines. Massena, the Grand Marshal of France who roams the battlefields for nearly 20 years,
heartsick, is forced to return to Spain head down.
The British then pursued the French army, they consider unfit for combat.
"L'enfant chéri de la victoire " is discredited, ridiculed in the rest of the Empire
for the conduct of his campaign. Marshal Bessieres, who joined him at the head of a detachment of the Imperial Guard, sends incendiary reports to the Emperor ...
In the coming days, probably, Prince of Essling will be relieved of his command .
His scouts report that the allied army stations in a steep valley, around the village of Fuentes de Onoro ... so he decides to try one last shot : he gathers his army, distributes food, and makes it do a flip -face to surprise the Allies. French soldiers, mostly veterans, are overjoyed with this initiative, and hit the road singing the Marseillaise, leaving behind their lines anything that can slow them down, especially the heavy batteries ...
But in front of him, came back in urgency, is now Wellington...
|Sur fond du village actuel, les équipes du jour...|
The teams, actual village in background...
|Les Britanniques en retrait du village, sur les hauteurs.|
British troops, behind the village, on the hills.
|Sur notre droite le contingent espagnol de Sanchez,|
ralentissant de loin l'avance française.
On our right wing the Spanish contingent,
in charge of slowing the French advance.
|Au 3ème tour, Benoit franchit le ruisseau|
Dos Casas avec une masse de cavalerie impressionnante.
In the third round, Benoit crosses the Dos Casas stream
with an impressive mass of cavalry.
|Enfin une bonne nouvelle : un autre événement |
aléatoire, historique celui-ci!
At last, a good news! This random event, historical,
could be so useful to us!
Thank you all, we'll travel in the seventeenth century next time.
In the meantime, thank you to Cedric for his help, and take care of yourself ...
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