|Quixote's men occupy the copse on the far bank as the Spaniards arrive|
sergeant, and the rest of the NCOs had had a time of it getting the men back into some semblance of order. Ahead of them, the dragoons had fanned out along the bottom of the small valley, screening the column and its gun.
|D'Astardly's men reach the river bank|
|As the Spanish line reaches the ford, Quixote's men|
reveal their position and open fire on the French troops
|Realising the threat the scouts offer, Lt Mercier attempts to bring his gun into action against them. In so doing they draw much the scouts fire which whittles te gun crew down and leaves Mercier wounded. A blow to the French forces|
Attempting to inflict maximum damage on the Spanish troops across the river, D'Astardly
leads his men forward to improve their chances of hitting the enemy with their musketry.
Wishful thinking it turns out.
|The young French conscripts have taken a beating and are relieved when|
D'Astardly begins to withdraw them from the river bank