Tuesday, September 13, 2016

28MM FIW SIEGE OF FORT WILLIAM

I was at the SESWC last Thursday for a FIW game using Muskets and Tomahawks.  The game was the siege of Fort William as I provided the fort.  Angus Konstam and Jack Glanville provided all the figures.  On the British side Michael was defending the fort whilst I commanded the relief column of British regulars, provincials and rangers.  Derek commanded the French troops besieging the fort whilst Jack commanded an Indian force facing the relief column and also engaging the fort.  Angus acted as the umpire.

My relief column got no more than 15" onto the table in fact the elite grenadiers and provincials both retired almost of the table.  The French and their Indian allies had just broken into the fort when night fell (special event).  The darkness forced my relief column to fall back into a defensive position.  It was a clear French victory.

As I forgot my camera the photos come from Campbell Hardie's phone.

Fort William - did the defenders remember to close the gate?

Overview of the table - relief column came on via the track on the right

Indians engaging the column with their captive old mother Simpkins who I had to rescue as a subplot.

French infantry engaging the fort
Michael and Angus have put more detailed accounts on their blogs - links below

http://meneken.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/the-capture-of-fort-williams-1758.html

http://www.edinburghwargames.com/the-siege-of-fort-william-1756/

8 comments:

  1. Aaah, the gates, I knew I forgotten something ... commanding regulars and irregulars at the same time ... its confusing.

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  2. How did Old Mother Simpkins fare in the battle?

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  3. Nice fort
    I like terrain and characters

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