This is the town where the novel begins. It is also where British forces rest before moving on to Spain.
These wars were fought between the French Empire and various other allied European countries in the early years of the nineteenth century.
Regimentia de la Santa Maria
This group of infantrymen partners with the British South Essex troops. Due to incompetent leadership,they are entirely wiped out by French cavalry.
South Essex Regiment
This single-battalion regiment of British infantry is led by the incompetent Colonel Simmerson. In their first battle, the majority of the regiment is killed and they lose their color flag.
West Indies/Fever Islands
These are considered to be the least desirable of all British military posts in the early nineteenth century because of rampant disease.
During these parts of the Napoleonic Wars, Great Britain, Portugal, and Spain are...
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