When the French start to move south they will have to supplement their supplies with foraging. To do so they must establish sufficient depots to feed their army. Each corps will require one depot, and must provide the garrison from their field army.
7th corps are ordered to garrison Abenojar, and 15th corps Almagro. 8th and 16th corps move south to maintain communications with them.
The Spanish garrisons of both towns move into the nearby hills as the French approach. There are now three guerrilla bands. They will remain in hiding until the main French army moves south. They will then attack isolated garrisons and supply convoys.