The rules used were Black Powder with the revised turn sequence. We fielded an approximate total of 750 figures. The table was 12ft long by 6ft wide. It proved to be good fun game for everyone despite my often very bad dice rolling.
|View at start from east end of the table|
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The British had 3 infantry brigades deployed on the table at the beginning of the game. Of these the Piquet brigade was formed up with the 40th Foot occupying the formidable mansion of Cliveden. The other 2 brigades were encamped in Germantown and these units had to be woken and ordered to form up individually. They had a further 2 infantry brigades and a small cavalry brigade in distant reserve of table to the south. The Patriots started with elements of 2 large Continental brigades on table with the rest of these brigades attempting to march on from in turn 1. They had a central reserve of table of a Continental brigade and a small cavalry brigade plus a militia brigade on each flank attempting a wide turning double envelopment.
|The assualt on Cliveden - heavy fire...|
|British right wing driven back to edge of town|
|The British counterattack west of Cliveden|
Given that Cliveden was securely held by the Patriots at the end of the game and that the losses were roughly equal on both sides we declared the game a marginal win for the Patriots.