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Antonio Jose de Sucre versus Jose de la Serna: A Royalist army under La Serna attacks a Republican army under Sucre in rough terrain. Can Sucre hold La Serna’s onslaught and then launch a decisive assault of his own? Also known as the Battle of Candorcanqui.
This battle demonstrates effective use of interior lines to achieve victory. Sucre, operating on interior lines, was able to quickly shift reserves and allow all of his units to mutually support each other. Meanwhile, La Serna, operating on exterior lines, was unable to shift any forces once they were distributed and therefore the wings and center were fighting three different engagements without any mutual support. While no accessible, accurate map exists of the exact terrain for this battle, it should be noted that Sucre knew full well the way terrain would affect the battle and planned accordingly.
Black, Jeremy. The Seventy Great Battles in History. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2004.Masur, Gerhard. Simon Bolivar. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 1948.
Rourke, Thomas. Man of Glory: Simon Bolivar. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1939.
Antonio Jose de Sucre: http://webnacionalistaecuador.4mg.com/batalla_de_tarqui.htm
Jose de la Serna: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_de_la_Serna
Map of South America: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/nerjkIn4Wtg/maxresdefault.jpg
Map of the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_map_projections
Royalist soldiers: http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/cruel_war_in_Spain.html
Revolutionary soldiers: http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/cruel_war_in_Spain.html
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