Sunday, April 19, 2015

28MM MUSKETS AND TOMAHAWKS: RAID ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN


A few weeks ago I staged a multi-player AWI Muskets and Tomahawks game at Hugh Wilson’s.   Colin Jack, Dave O’Brien and myself provided the figures, Hugh Wilson provided the terrain and I provided the scenario, Vauban fort and the ship.

View from the lake......
The scenario was a British/Loyalist raid on some American settlements on the shore of Lake Champlain.   The game was going well for the British and their Indian allies when we finished with them having overrun some of the settlements.  Highlight for the patriots was the heroic resistance of the Stockbridge Indians on the far bank of the river.  The Patriots still had the militia garrison of the fort uncommitted and a secret force of 2 units of Continental Marines in reserve aboard the ship on the lake.

British allied Indians cross the mountain paths - just like the Last of the Mohicans

British allied Indians descend the mountain path to reinforce the Hessians
It was yet another enjoyable game of Muskets and Tomahawks.  Bart wrote a report on this game here
http://asienieboje.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/the-mohawk-valley-1777.html

He also has a report on the 2nd days play which I did not get to due to transport chaos to the west of Edinburgh.

Patriot militia finally sortie from the safety of the fort
Here is the Order of Battle for the game.

BRITISH FORCES

LIGHTS
BRITISH OFFICER
6 LIGHT INFANTRY
6 LIGHT INFANTRY
6 LIGHT INFANTRY
6 LIGHT INFANTRY

RANGERS
BRITISH OFFICER
8 RANGERS
6 RANGERS

HESSE-HANAU
GERMAN OFFICER
6 JAEGER RIFLEMEN
6 JAEGER RIFLEMEN
6 JAEGER RIFLEMEN
6 JAEGER RIFLEMEN

INDIANS 1
INDIAN CHIEF
6 INDIANS
6 INDIANS
6 INDIANS

INDIANS 2
INDIAN CHIEF
6 INDIANS
6 INDIANS
6 INDIANS
 
INDIANS 3
INDIAN CHIEF
6 INDIANS
6 INDIANS
6 INDIANS

AMERICAN

LIGHTS
PATRIOT OFFICER
8 LIGHT INFANTRY
8 LIGHT INFANTRY
6 LIGHT INFANTRY

RIFLES
PATRIOT OFFICER
6 RIFLEMEN
6 RIFLEMEN

MILITIA I
PATRIOT OFFICER
12 MILITIA
10 MILITIA
10 MILITIA

MILITIA II
PATRIOT OFFICER
12 MILITIA
12 MILITIA
16 MILITIA

STOCKBRIDGE INDIANS
INDIAN CHIEF
6 INDIANS
6 INDIANS
6 INDIANS

SECRET SHIPBORNE RESERVE
PATRIOT OFFICER
12 CONTINENTAL MARINES
12 CONTINENTAL MARINES

PLUS SETTLERS

9 comments:

  1. Bill, you missed a 'not' in your last sentence.

    Nice game though!

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    1. Jim

      Thanks - it's now fixed......

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  2. Fabulous! All the figures and terrain are marvelous, but the fort particularly impressive.

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    1. Dean
      Thanks - I have 5 more pieces for the fort including a breached wall section. I will have to do a game were it can all appear. It is an Ian Weekly model now sold by Magister Militum.

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  3. Very nice! Who makes those Vauban walls you have??

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  4. Wow! Great looking game Bill! Someday I need to finish off my F&IW figures and get in a game of M&T.

    Christopher

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  5. What a great looking game! Very Nice!

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  6. What a wonderful terrain! Fantastic looking game...

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  7. Been AWOL from the historical scene but made up for it this weekend at NashCon 2015 in Tennessee - Pics soon great Musket and Tomahawks looking game! David

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