|Patriot deployment - British are massed facing the Patriot left|
1 ELITE REGULAR INFANTRY
3 TRAINED REGULAR INFANTRY
8 CONSCRIPT REGULAR INFANTRY
2 CONSCRIPT REGULAR CAVALRY
2 IRREG INFANTRY
Notable Richard Chaffee
Army Morale 16
4 TRAINED REGULAR INFANTRY
4 CONSCRIPT REGULAR INFANTRY
1 TRAINED REGULAR CAVALRY
1 IRREG INFANTRY
OBLIQUE ORDER, RALLY TO THE COLOURS, LETHAL VOLLEYS
Notable Reverend Whitehead
TOTAL Army Morale 11
Advanced Rules in use – Oblique Order, Light artillery, All Guns bombard, Honours of War
|British deployment with Hessians in position of honour on the refused right flank - main body on left|
I won the scouting contest and decided to be the defender. Dave as the attacker took an additional unit of regular infantry for his mercenary supplement. This raised his Army Morale to 11.
I deployed my Irregulars on the far left flank, 6 infantry units and 2 guns in my centre left, with 6 units of infantry on the right flank and the cavalry on the far right. The main body in the centre left was deployed covering the objective which was my camp on a low Hill. Dave deployed his 4 trained infantry plus both guns on his left with his conscript infantry holding his centre and right. The Hessian conscripts had the place of honour on the far right.
At the start of the game Dave moved his left forward and occupied his end of the large ridge facing my right wing. I moved my right and centre forward to engage the conscript units on his right in a plan to envelope the troops he had on the ridge. Dave tried to move his right away from this attack but I closed too quickly and he had to turn about and face my attack. This time when the firefight started all our front rank units were engaged. I broke the 2 Hessian units on the British far right but Dave’s conscripts broke 4 units of my centre left isolating the far left militia units.
|Position at the ridge after cavalry repulse|
|Elite New Hampshires in light blue stand steady. My centre to left of road about to be swept away by the Legion|
|Things beginning to look bad on the ridge|
The butchers bill at the end of this decisive victory for Dave was that I had lost 9 units - 6 infantry, 2 cavalry and a gun. Dave had lost only 2 conscript infantry units. It was another enjoyable game.
We have decided that Lethal Volleys and Rally to the Colours together are simply too much for the British and Dave will exchange Lethal Volleys for a la Bayonette and a third artillery unit. This may well make the games less one sided. The campaign continues – I need a decisive victory in the next game to avoid defeat.
All the photos from the campaign with descriptions are on flickr at