Tuesday, 23 May 2017

AWI game

This scenario involved the Rebels holding the ridge on the right and protecting the two roads in order to enable their artillery to escape. To the rear of the ridege off table is heavily wooded terrain. The British task was to take the ridge while causing as much damage as possible to the American army.

We used Black Powder with club amendments.

British left, Americans right.

The American right advance to protect the road to their right as well as giving space behind for the withdrawal of the army by the road to the rear.

The British centre advances.

We put the command stand on the flank until the unit uses up its first fire when it is then moved to the centre,

A view from the American centre.

The Guards advance

Cavalry in support.

View from the British right

And from the American right

Daring advance by a small unit of American Dragoons.

From turn 2 each American brigade can throw to withdraw one unit  starting with a six and dropping one each turn. Cavalry also must leave by road.

The British advance continues

A quick start to the American withdrawal sees 3 units off by turn 3.

The British steadily advance on their left,

A gap where a unit has withdrawn,

American skirmishers pull back as the British centre advances.

The American right wing continues to thwart the British attempt to cut off the road over the river and threaten the road to the rear of the American right.

On the left the cavalry has fallen back after a failed attempt to take out a British unit in flank

As can be seen the American line has thinned out a bit following a series of successful withdrawal throws.

The right continues to hold

The Guards attack but their opponents are fresh Continentals

The British take the ridge vacated by American  cavalry and infantry on the lefr

British troops advance to cut off the American line of retreat

The Americans got all of their guns away and lost a couple of units. The British will occupy the ridge but failed to cause much damage to the Americans who largely escaped to fight another day.

Thanks for looking in.


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