The Battle of Saguntum
25th October 1811

Conclusions & Comments

Suchet showed considerable nerve and confidence in his troops by accepting battle on such unfavourable terms. Had matters gone differently he would have found it very difficult (and costly) to withdraw through the narrow defile under the guns of Saguntum. He showed exquisite judgement in commiting his reserves bit-by-bit to turn the tide of the battle.

Blake, in contrast, dispersed his numerically superior army into numerous wide-spread columns. His command position at El Puig was too far from the action for him to do anything but watch impotently as his army was defeated in detail.