"The first French attack was launched against Vimeiro Hill. The brigades advancing in columns and screened by Skirnishers, gradually pushed the thick British skirmishing line back from the foot of the ridge."
So it's written in the history books, the French were defeated at Vimeiro but this is where our campaign takes place, between the columns and lines of the advancing French and defending allies.
Each squad moving into the skirmish lines fighting their individual battles. French, British, Germans, Spanish, Portuguese and even the Irish all taking arms to destroy the enemies will to fight.
As history would have it the French were not successful at Vimeiro and this battle started the French pull out of Portugal.
Vimeiro 1808 (Portugal)
- Dave M. scored a big 63 points with his French Young Guard in his skirmish actions. Nice Job! (21/32)
- Matt G. also scored 63 points skilllfully leading his French Legere (30/33)
- Matt V. scored a solid 58 points battling with his cool headed Veteran French Grenadiers (22 + 23)
- Rick S. came on the field with his Highlanders and causing 57 points of destruction on the French (21/36)
- Bob T., of Scottish stock, led his tough Highlanders to a score of 54 points (25/29)
- Nate F. fielding his new French Ligne "column" took them into the field against the Brits and scored 51 points (23/28)
- Jeff C.'s Armstrongs Rifles scored a decent 49 points (26/23)
- Ben S. skillfully and aggresively led his new Kings German Legion, fought hard and scored 47 points! (22/25)
- Eric E.'s 60th Light Infantry (Royal Americans) joined in the heavily fought Skirmish battles to repel the French in both of their battles for a total of 46 points (19 + 27)
- Nate F. presented his new Legere against some British Lights and Rifles and came up with 43 points (27/16)
- Andrew G. brought out the Rifles and scored 33 points (17/33)
- Dan G. fielding some Legere scored a low 22 points (15/7)
- Tony F. tried taking out his Dragoons for a skirmish and scored a respectable 22 points in a single action
- Greg S. went in and took on some cowardly British Rifles with his Irish Brigade and still managed a tough 19 points.
- John W. marched on the field with Bagpipes blaring and scored 18 points.
- Tony F. took out his Portuguese and came away with 7 points in their one battle