The battle of Vimiero was fought on 21 August 1808, just four days after his victory at Rolica, and was
When news of the battle of Rolica reached Junot at
Junot – 14000 infantry, 2000 cavalry, 23 guns
Junot has three French infantry and one cavalry divisions.
Delaborde – 96 infantry, 16 cavalry, 3 guns
Vimiero is the middle of the photographs, with hills either side. The road on the right leads from Rolica (top) to
The three French infantry and one cavalry brigades are deployed along the right side of the table.
The British have three slightly smaller brigades deployed on the left of the table. One brigade in the town and one either side. The even smaller Portuguese brigade is in reserve along with the hussar regiment.