Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Rule 05 - Supply



Start of Campaign
Each corps will start the campaign with 4 days supplies
The main depot will have 6 days supplies

Issue of Supplies
Only the CinC can authorise the issue, or movement, of supplies
He has sufficient transport to move four days supplies each day between depots
He will also confirm which corps is to resupply, and from where, in his daily orders

Provision of Supplies
Each army will hold a maximum of 20 days supplies
Each depot will collect one days supplies each day
The main depot will receive sufficient supplies to maintain the total of 20

Supply Depot
A new supply depot can be established in any named town
To do so will take one full strength infantry brigade one full day
To operate it must have one full strength infantry brigade
It must also have a secure road to the main depot
It will collect one days supplies each day

Corps Supply
To receive supplies the corps must have written orders from the CinC
It must not move during the day
It must be within 15 miles (three map squares) of the depot
It must be fully concentrated (all brigades, less detachments, in the same square)
It must not be in combat with the enemy

Corps Out of Supply
A corps will lose 400 men to attrition for each day it is out of supply
The umpire will decide which brigade is affected each day

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Rule 08 - Spanish Militia and Guerrilla



Local Militia
All towns not garrisoned by British or French will have a militia brigade
They must remain within the town at all times
When the town is captured the militia become a guerrilla band

Role of Guerrilla
Observe and report on the French
Attack messengers and supply trains
Attack garrisons

Observe and report on the French
Must be in supply and not in combat
Will report on any French within two hex
French will be aware of their presence

Attack messengers and supply trains
Must be on road used by messenger or supply train
If successful will capture all supplies or French orders for that day
Copy of the orders will still be delivered to each French corps

Roll 1D6
1 – Guerrilla lose 20% casualties and rout
2 – Guerrilla lose 10% casualties and rout
3 – Guerrilla lose 10% casualties and retreat
4 – Guerrilla suffer no casualties but retreat without message
5 – Guerrilla capture message and send it to allied CinC
6 – Guerrilla capture message and send it to allied CinC

Attack garrison
Must move into “no mans land” square next to garrison

Roll 1 D6
1 – Guerrilla lose 20% casualties and rout
2 – Guerrilla lose 10% casualties and rout
3 – Guerrilla lose 10% casualties and retreat
4 – Guerrilla lose 10% casualties and retreat
5 – Guerrilla suffer no casualties but retreat
6 – French lose 10% casualties and rout

Supply
Maximum is 3 days supply
To resupply must be in a town or village and not in combat or moving
It will take one full day to resupply

Battle casualties
To recruit must be in a town or village and not in combat or moving
Must be in supply
Will recruit 10% of strength each day

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Rule 01 – How the Campaign Works





Campaign Day
There are 12 hours or 12 wargame moves in each Campaign Day
Each campaign move is 4 hours or 4 wargame moves

Role of Umpire
Play the role of Chief of Staff to all army commanders
Play the role of all Corps Commanders
Send a report to each army commander at the end of each campaign day
Resolve all battles or engagements

Role of Army Commander
Prepare a plan to achieve his campaign objective
Issued daily orders to his corps commanders
Order construction of supply depots as required

Daily Orders
This is sent to the chief of staff
It contains brief orders for each corps commander
It will confirm what his current objective is
It will confirm whether he is required to build a supply depot and where

Umpire Report
This is the daily report from each corps commander
It will confirm where the corps is
Any contact with the enemy
Total casualties
Current supply state

Contact with the Enemy
The enemy will be seen when they come within two map squares
To be seen there must be line of sight
The corps commander will react depending on his current orders
Unless he has orders to attack he will halt and ask for further orders

Battles
Paul and Jan will set up a wargame for all battles
They will use the current wargame rules
They will take account of army commander orders but not necessarily follow them
A full report will be published on the Campaign Diary Blog