I thought I would see how GdA works with less then the recommended number of brigades, so I took the Vimeiro Hill scenario from the General de Brigade Scenario book #5. Here we have 3 brigades per side and the British only have 2 until turn 5.
Below we can see the hill in the farground with the 3 attacking French brigades in the foreground. Very little terrain is required so it is a simple terrain to set up. The scenario sets the game at 12 turns with the British having to break 3 French Brigades or alternately the French have to have units on Vimeiro Hill and break 2 British Brigades. The hill is a gentle slope so offered no impediment to movement.
|Attached to Fane's brigade is a RFA battery, in the background we can see Wellington with his 3 ADC's. As one British brigade is not available until turn 5, one ADC can only be activated only on a 5 or 6.|
|Here we have Charlot's brigade made up of 4 battalions of line as well as some detached skirmishers and an attached medium foot battery. These were all graded as line.|
|Junot with his 3 ADC's|
|Charlotte's brigade assemble into Attack columns and advance to take the hill!|
|They are encouraged forward by Junot's ADC's with a Forwards Tasking.|
|One French battalion is thrown back but the 1/32e ligne charges home, engages in melee and drives back the 9th regiment of foot.|
|................but unfortunately for the British, the French are able to charge home and Rout the Rifles causing the brigade to Falter. The British right flank is collapsing.|
|Back to the French left flank, Turn 5 finally and Acland's Brigade arrives. The Line 2nd and 20th Foot advance with Elite rifle-armed skirmishes.|
|Charlot sends his 2 rear battalions to protect his right flank, they get placed on Infantry Assault and by good dicing are able to throw back Acland. The 20th Foot Rout!|
|Fane's brigade is pushed off Vimeiro Hill, 2 battalions are dispersed. All 3 British brigades are faltering so on turn 9 the British withdraw and relinquish the Hill!|
As you can probably tell I am really enjoying this set of rules.