I was talking to John Fletcher and he mentioned most people who play Liberators choose the 1817-18 campaign, like I did. So I’m determined to refight other battles, hopefully all of them eventually. But to start with here is a catalogue of the scenarios.
Here are all the Liberators scenarios I know about. The links are to scenarios, or scenario notes, on my site. Books have the normal book reference although in reality these are the three books by John Fletcher – War in the South (2005); Supplement for War in the South (2006); Adventures of the British & Irish (2011).
|Battle||Date||Scenario found at/in||Played with|
|Battle of Huaqui||20 Jun 1811||Fletcher (2005)|
|Battle of Tucuman||23 September 1812||Fletcher (2005)
|Alternative Battle of Tucuman||23 September 1812||Liberators HOTT||Liberators HOTT|
|Battle of Salta||20 February 1813||Fletcher (2005)|
|Battle of Vilcapugio||1 October 1813||Fletcher (2005)|
|Battle of Ayohuma||14 November 1813||Fletcher (2005)|
|Alternative Batte of Rancagua||1 October 1814||Fletcher (2006)|
|Battle of Sipe Sipe||29 November 1815||Fletcher (2005)|
|Battle of Chacabuco||12 February 1817||Fletcher (2005)|
|Alternative Battle of Chacabuco||13 February 1817||Fletcher (2006)
| Liberators HOTT
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|Battle of Gavilan||5 May 1817||Fletcher (n.d.) Gavilan
|Assault on Talchuano||6 December 1817||Fletcher (2005)|
|Battle of Cancha Rayada||19 March 1818||Fletcher (2005)
|Battle of Maipo||5 April 1818||Fletcher (2005)
| Liberators HOTT
|Battle of Gamarra||27 March 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|“What If” Storming Fort San Juan||19 April 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|Battle of Portobela||30 April 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|Battle of Pantano de Yargas||25 July 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|Storming of Agua Santa||7 August 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|“What If” The Full Macregor||8 August 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|“What If” Assault on Cumana||8 August 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|Riohacha||5 October 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|“What If” Battle of Turbaco||November 1819||Fletcher (2011)|
|Battle of Bomona (Rifle’s Flank Attack)||7 April 1822||Fletcher (2011)|
|Combat of La Plata||28 April 1820||Fletcher (2011)|
|Battle of Laguna Salada||25 May 1820||Fletcher (2011)|
|Battle of Pitayo||6 June 1820||Fletcher (2011)|
|“What If” Battle of Lima||10 September 1821||Fletcher (2006)|
|2nd Battle of Huachi||12 September 1821||Fletcher (2011)|
|Battle of Ica||7 April 1822||Fletcher (2006)|
|Battle of Torata||19 January 1823||Fletcher (2005)|
|Battle of Moquegua||21 January 1823||Fletcher (2005)|
|Battle of Zepita||25 August 1823||Fletcher (2006)|
|Combats of Puquillihue and Bellavista||14 January 1826||Fletcher (2006)|
Fletcher, J, (n.d.) The Battle of Gavilan – May 5, 1817. Grenadier Productions. [Available on-line at Liberators 1810-1830 Yahoo Discussion Forum in the Files page.]
Fletcher, J. (2005). Liberators! Volume 1: The War in the South. Grenadier Productions.
Fletcher, J. (2006). Liberators! Supplement 1: The War in the South. Grenadier Productions.
Fletcher, J. (2011). Adventures of the British & Irish Legions in South America 1817-1824: Gamers guide and sourcebook. Grenadier Productions.
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That’s a really helpful list, mostly battles in the South, apart from the Battle of Pantano de Varga, which was in New Granada/Colombia, and was the prelude to the Battle of Boyaca. If you are interested, there are maps, orders of battle, and description of the actions for the following battles of the Northern Campaigns of Simon Bolivar in Ben Hughes’ excellent book on the British Legion “Conquer or Die”. There are descriptions and OOB’s of many other battles as well, but without maps, especially the later campaigns and final battles in Peru.
The battles are as follows:
The Battle of Calabozo – 12th February 1818
The Battle of Sombrero – 16th February 1818
The Battle of Semen – 17th March 1818
The Battle of Pantano de Vargas (Vargas Swamp) – 25th July 1819
The Battle of Boyaca – 7th August 1819
The Battle of Carabobo – 24th June 1821
Hopefully John Fletcher will bring out his much awaited book on the Northern Campaigns soon,
I’ve got “Conquer or Die”. A great read. Like you I’ll be very happy to see John’s Northern book. It would make wargaming the north so much simpler.
I’ve played Huaqui, Tucuman, Salta, Vilcapugio, Chacabuco and Maipo from that list. I’ve also tried Pichincha and Araure, but the information I had was limited, so I have no real idea how close to the actual battles my games were. I enjoyed them, though 🙂 At some stage I am going to try some of the actions in ‘Conquer or Die’, since they look pretty simple to set up.
In terms of rules I’ve used Principle of War (didn’t really work for any of the games I played), Rocket’s Red Glare (which worked OK) and my own Liberated Hordes HOTT variant (which has become my ‘standard’ set). I can see Black Powder working OK as well, even for the smaller battles but haven’t tried it yet.
Thanks for sharing Captain. I also find my HOTT variant the best all round set. Mind you fast play is a big plus for me.