Thursday, February 14, 2013

Campaign Move 29

1600 28th August 1813

Hill orders 2nd Spanish division to pursue the retreating 6th French corps and occupy Pancorbo.

Following their defeat the previous day, 6th French corps are unfit to engage the Spanish,  abandon the town and retreat north towards Bayonne.

Hill has now achieved his campaign objective.

He has also cut the main road from Bayonne to Madrid

More importantly he had cut communications between Bayonne and both 7th and 8 corps.
He has also cut their preferred line of retreat towards France.

The situation is now extremely critical for Marshal Soult.

Wellington appears to be on the brink of a complete victory in  western Spain

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