What the hell were we thinking, it was 180 degrees and there were 7 of us stuck in Posties shed at 10 o'clock in the morning! I should have been down the beach with the Mrs and the kids, but no, we were there for a days gaming, now that's what I call dedication!
I tried to keep the post to a reasonable size, but failed epically!!!
The British have landed in Delaware on the east coast to set up a fort to guard the mouth of the Delaware River, to stop the American's re-enforcing Philadelphia by sea.
The Americans have come up with a cunning plan to try and catch the British off guard. Thus the scene is set as the Americans make their way through the woods as quickly and quietly as possible. Speed and surprise could give the Americans a vital victory over the Redcoats.
It is now early morning as the Americans arrive, some British troops are starting to stir from their beds others are still fast asleep while some are already starting breakfast.
The Redcoats have to throw a D6 to see if they've heard the Americans in the woods.
1-2 British hear nothing
3-4 British roll 1 D6
5-6 British roll 2 D6
On any 6 rolled the Americans will be discovered
The game started well for the American's myself, Fran and John, the Brits Surj and Dave only threw a 2, meaning the Brits didn't hear a thing!! Good!
After totting up the points it was decided the game was a draw! Me and Fran both thought we'd done enough for the win, as we'd took two bridges and the port, but it wasn't to be.................did I mention it was hot????
|The Brunswick camp|
|The Viewpoint Harbour|
|The Governors Mansion.|
|The British fort, Fort David, garrisoned by British combined Grenadiers.|
|English Frigate HMS Stuart|
|The American's starting point. All units are in skirmish order.|
|The 1st and 5th Pennsylvanian regts|
|The 2nd and 7th Pennsylvanian regts|
|The 2nd Conneticut and the 3rd New York.|
|The American advance still in skirmish order.|
|The right flan of the American army consisted of 4 Militia units, from Rhode Island, |
New Hampshire, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
|The Brit Grenadiers leave Fort David , was this a wise decision?|
|The American Militia advance to the bridge, while a unit of combined Light Infantry man|
the river bank and a mysterious wagon heads toward the bridge???
|Nice!!! re-enforcements already!!!!!|
I had to throw a 1 or 2 to get them on, which I did he he!
The arrived in column behind the Militia brigade on our right flank.
Postie gives the Brits a helping hand!
|The American centre, my troops the 1st Brigade|
|The Militia moved away from the bridge to allow the newly arrived better quality troops to|
try and attack the bridge. We now realised the wagon at the bridge contained explosives.
The Brits were trying to blow the bridge!!!
|The Pennsylvania Militia fire on the flank of the Grenadiers.|
|Fran races to get to the fence line.|
|The Brunswicker's trying to move into a better position.|
|The 2nd Maryland charge the wagon and kill all the would-be bombers , who|
have failed to fire the bridge for 3 turns on a 50/50 roll.
|A fire fight ensues in the centre.|
|And Fran's 1st Pennsylvania Rifles get their first fire. At last!!|
|The New Hampshire Militia race to the bridge, while the rest flank the 8th Foot.|
|It's not looking good for the American centre. The 4th New York and the|
2nd Connecticut both rout due to musket fire!!
|Fran moved the 7th Pennsylvania to flank the 55th foot.|
|The 8th foot turn and move toward the Militia showing their rear to the American's.|
|What a mess! The combined British lights look a little worried after being surrounded.|
|The 8th hit the Maryland Militia in the flank, after the Rhode Island |
had evaded to the bridge.
|The 7th Pennsylvania wonder where the 55th foot have gone???|
They failed a morale check and fled back.
|Surj spent the entire game trying to get the Brunswicker's into position|
|What a pretty line!|
|At this point me and Fran both had near death experiences, we couldn't go on anymore. It was toooooo hot!! I took the last three shots of the game and went to stand in the kids paddling pool for the 10th time that day! It was bliss.|