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Marc Figueras

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The cover image of this game is worth an explanation, as it depicts one of the best known moments during the assault. It was rendered by Guillem H. Pongiluppi (

The image shows the conseller en cap (head of Barcelona city council) Rafael Casanova as commander of the Coronela (urban militia of Barcelona) leading one of the main counterattacks against Bourbon forces, later in the assault, around 7 am, in the bastion of Jonqueres. The two flags beside Rafael Casanova are St. George's cross (traditional heraldical symbol of Barcelona) and Sta. Eulàlia's flag (patron saint of Barcelona).

The counterattack began at the bastion of Jonqueres and pressed hard towards the bastion of Saint Peter, and wiped all Bourbon attackers in that zone. The momentum of the counterattack led the defenders util the bastion of Portal Nou, where the sheer numbers of Bourbon forces halted this surprising counterattack. In the action the conseller en cap was wounded. It was one of the last main actions of the battle, as afterwards both sides were exhausted by more than 4 hours of never-ending attacks and counterattacks.
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