On Friday Dave Paterson and I played out the 6th game in our Maurice AWI campaign – the Battle for Dave's Plantation. Here are the forces for this game.PATRIOT
8 TRAINED REGULAR INFANTRY
4 CONSCRIPT REGULAR INFANTRY
1 TRAINED REGULAR CAVALRY
1 CONSCRIPT REGULAR CAVALRY
2 IRREG INFANTRY
Army Morale 16
3 TRAINED REGULAR INFANTRY
5 CONSCRIPT REGULAR INFANTRY
1 TRAINED REGULAR CAVALRY
1 IRREG INFANTRY
OBLIQUE ORDER, RALLY TO THE COLOURS, A LA BAYONETTE
Notable Reverend Whitehead
TOTAL Army Morale 11
Advanced Rules in use – Oblique Order, Light artillery, All Guns bombard, Honours of War
This time Dave won the scouting role and surprisingly for me decided to be the attacker. Dave as the attacker took an additional unit of regular infantry for his mercenary supplement to boost his now very low grade infantry.
|Dave's left wing after their epic forest march|
I deployed 6 infantry units and my 2 guns in my centre left, with 6 units of infantry on the centre right, the cavalry were in reserve behind the centre and the irregulars were positioned in woods along the battle line. Dave deployed his 4 trained infantry plus 2 conscripts and the 3 guns on his centre right with 3 conscript infantry holding his left. His cavalry were deployed behind his left with his irregular infantry holding the fence line on the far right.
|Patriot left goes against flankers in woods|
At the start of the game Dave moved his 3 left flank conscript infantry thru the woods lining the left flank of the table and formed them facing towards my flank if I advanced on his centre. However this move split his command so I decided to attack the conscripts in the wood whilst also sweeping my left centre into his main force. Luckily for me the very effective Rev Whitehead was carried from the field after a single rally of a force. I quickly broke the leading unit in the woods and his other 2 units played little further part in the action. This time my attack on his right centre succeeded with me rolling up his right wing and bringing more troops to bear on his centre. Dave threw his conscript cavalry into the fight and they broke one of my infantry units. It was not enough to turn the game as his centre was being worn down by my more numerous volleys.
|Main Patriot attack goes in against British centre right|
At the end when Dave’s army broke I had lost 6 units and Dave 8 units including all 3 of his trained infantry. It was another decisive Patriot victory with 3 epic points won. My irregulars and cavalry played no part in the action. In the post game promotions I diced well and in our next action I will have qualitative as well as numerical superiority with 2 elite and 4 trained infantry versus Dave’s 2 trained infantry. The Patriot’s could well win this years campaign.
All the photos from the campaign with descriptions are on flickr athttp://www.flickr.com/photos/bill26048/sets/72157635546751824/