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Battle Name : Biar

Date(s) : 12 April 1813

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , The Peninsular Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for Allied Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


The Allies [a Light Brigade] were the rearguard for General Murray who was falling back on Castalla. They repeatedly set up ambushes into which the French walked. Although outnumbered 4 to 1 the Allies kept up a fighting retreat.


A mountain pass [carrying the route from Villena to Castalla] and village in the province of valencia, Spain. (Spain)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
300 (3.71%)

Allied Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
301 (13.68%)