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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Black Powder Orskany 1777 aagain

Having finally figured out the mechanics for warbands vs Indian Skirmishers/ This AWI action
will see some new militia units and hopefully some mounted and painted Indian's to match My buddy Bill in Scotlands OB. While I prefer our conventions for amenability gaming, I do like the way the weekly club in Edinburgh was organized as well as the hospitality that Hugh and his wife Suzanne showed me at the one Black Powder game I played at his house. Scottish wargamers seem to be much more boisterous and photogenic then folks over here. And you cant beat a hot meal after a great game truly a CLS tradition forgotten in some circles here in the states.

So onto the game for Friday night.
Hopefully two more units of VA Militia
and the 3rd VA line in light blue

For the Loyalist's finishing up the NY unit and perhaps doing Bills invented Imagine-Loyalist Regiment the Loyal NC in Adobe Red coats. Especially since hot weather in the Carolina's would have made the vegetable die fade.

The Game report
Andy and Steven had the British (3 Brigades) vs myself as the commander of the the Rebels.
The following units of One Elite Brigade of Brits, One Tiny unit of cavalry (forgot to subtract dice accordingly for Melee) and an artillery pieces were added to Bill's Orskany OB
One Steady Reliable brigade and two artillery pieces added to the Americans OB
variable Stamina's used for American Militia as well as British Indian Allies and Loyalist Brigade.

Initially the Americans advanced on the left while the British Iroquois's advanced in the center.
Forcing back the one unit of Rebel Indians and confronting and skirmishing against the American Center which was the strongest troops. Both Flanks failed to carry/assist the Center as it drove the British Indian Allies back into the deep woods.

Where the flank of the rear unit was enfiladed by The Highlanders.

The only bad moments were a forced blunder move by the British on the Indians that resulted in a charge and melee And then the Right Elite brigade rolled a blunder move for its far right battalion on a Follow me order. Blunder #5 one move to the right (RIGHT OFF THE  TABLE) that's what happens when you have a Scotsman giving an order to the British Essex battalion (I am so sorry was that command you gave us in English or Gaelic?)

The British Cavalry crushed the skirmishing unit sitting in front of the 1st Militia, then rallied back.

Charged a second time and destroyed the 1st Militia next after 3 rounds of Melee. The 1st Militia got a retire result right off the Table.

Similarly poor performance by the Militia on the left resulted in similar results.

So far the group has decided that these rules are great for AWI but not so great for Napoleonics.

So will start the Carolina Campaign in April with a break out battle out of Charleston as was done several years ago. Every one had a great time. Clearly a British victory.

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