British move closer to Baltanas
With poor quality cavalry the British post a brigade in square to support the artillery. The remainder of 3 corps prepare to advance on the town.
Hill directs his advance to his left to avoid the French artillery. The 12 pounders are playing havoc with the approaching infantry.
The British artillery have 6 pounder guns, the French 12 pounder. So the British have to move closer to the enemy to get in range. This leaves both them, and their infantry support, vunerable in the early stages of a battle.