This time with the aid of Donald Adamson we managed to present the display and play it as a game slowly over the day. We must have played 12 moves and it was a hard fight with each side only losing1 unit in that time. Probably the least bloody game of Black Powder ever! Outstanding features were the appalling command rolls - 6 blunders were thrown - and amazing saving throws from hits. The order of battle is as per the refight of the game at Albanich 2012 except that this time I gave the Patriots a light gun which never go into position to fire during the battle.
More photos of the Oriskany game and the show at flickR
|Fort Stanwix under siege....3rd New York the defenders|
|Display - note militia columns coming on table|
|Besiegers open fire|
|Loyalist indians in action...Gen Herkimer looks on|
|Big SYW Kunersdorf game using Piquet|
|1st Crusade - using Impetus|