Bottom – Hill has regrouped and is attacking across the bridge again
Left – Picton’s infantry are struggling to fight their way into Toulouse
Top Left – Spanish infantry are closing on the French square
Top Right – Beresford continues to retreat in the face of two French corps
Beresford retreats with his two infantry brigades in square
Despite the overwhelming odds, the British infantry still do some damageThe right hand square has caused casualties on the cuirassiers who are shaken
Two Spanish infantry brigades attack the French square protecting the gunners
Two to one seems pretty good odds……..
….however the two Spanish columns lose the melee with the single French square
Both lose 10% casualties and retire shaken, leaving a hold in the Spanish centre.
Friere’s Spanish infantry have advanced to support their cavalry
It all ends in tears when two Spanish brigades lose a melee with one French square
They retire shaken, leaving a gap in the centre of the Spanish line
Then the shaken Spanish cavalry lose their morale and rout
So much for the Spanish attempt to save Beresford.
Wellington has ordered Picton to attack Toulouse
He only has two brigades on his left to launch the attack
Both are repulsed shaken
His two right hand brigades have taken part of Toulouse
Hill has rallied his shaken infantry brigades and continued to attack Toulouse
Assisted by Picton he has taken half of Toulouse
Wellington has taken most of Toulouse
Soult has used his reserve to crush Beresford.
He has now ordered one corps to pursue Beresford and the second to attack Freire
He seems to have abandoned Toulouse to its fate.
In the closing stages of the battle much will depend on how many casualties Wellington suffers. If he still has a viable army at nightfall a second days battle may be called for.