On the right Morillo is moving his column closer to Picton to pin d’Erlon on Puebla heights
To his left Picton is advancing on Arinez, with his cavalry and artillery protecting both his right flank and Morillo’s move towards him
Centre left Alten is crossing the river Zadorra and approaching Arinez hill
Gazan has sent more infantry to hold the hill
Top left Graham’s cavalry have crossed the river Zadorra and deployed to cover the rest of the column as it crosses the bridge. The French artillery have caused casualties, but the cavalry are still formed.
Reille’s flank force at Gamara is holding their own, but urgently need reinforcements. He is unable to use the French reserve until Joseph agrees. Joseph is currently on the hill at Areniz observing the main allied attack
D’Erlon is moving his reserve onto the heights. A second battery, supported by infantry, is moving to the left to counter the Spanish flank march.
Alten has sent his hussar brigade and artillery to the left to cover the rest of his column as they cross the Zadorra river
King Joseph has ordered the infantry and artillery on the hill to redeploy to meet this new threat.
The French flank guard at Gamara have withdrawn closer to the village. The main French reserves are still in Vitoria waiting for orders from King Joseph.
The French flank guard at Gamara fire on the British cavalry and inflict casualties
At this early stage only the artillery are in range. The British are advancing, and unable to use their guns. The French must take full advantage of this opportunity to weaken the allied columns before they can attack.
So far the French guns have only fired three times, and have inflicted casualties each time. They are aided by their heavier guns, 9 and 12 pounder, which have a longer range than the allied 6 pounders.