089.Maida3_4Jul06Long - JTS Wellington's Peninsular War
089.Maida3_4Jul06LongBy Rich White
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|First Side:||French (Nap)|
|Second Side:||Allies (NAP_WPW)|
Maida 4 July 1806 - Longer variant scenario with the British troops starting out in camp and the French arriving piecemeal. Additional French troops that weren't present historically but might have been able to reach the battlefield may also arrive. A French army invaded the Kingdom of Naples in early 1806, forcing the Neapolitan government to flee to Sicily. However, the local inhabitants rose in revolt and a British expeditionary force under Stuart was sent to exploit the unrest and deter the French from an attempted invasion of Sicily. The two armies that met on the plain of Maida were small, although the French had cavalry and a slight numerical superiority.