Wednesday, 23 January 2008

DBA 1500-1900 AWI. Rebels vs British

American War of Independence Armies, British & American. Jack & Amy were the British & I the Rebels. DBA rules but lots of firefights, Jack actually preferred the Musketry aspect rather than the Hand to Hand combat. Generals where represented by a stand alone figure rather than an Element with a General (better for me as I usually lose them!).

USA, War of Independence,
1776-1783. 6-8x4Ms, 2-4x4Ms/2Jg, 0-2x2Jg, 0-1x3Cv, 0-1xCn.

British in America,
1745-1783. 6-8x4Ms, 0-4x4Ms/2Jg, 0-4x3Aux/2Jg (Ind), 0-1x3Cv, 0-1xCn.

American Army Setup

British Army Setup

Battlefield Overview

Jack redeploys some elements….

Americans advance

Rebel Militia advances up the road led by Cavalry

American Cavalry head off…..

The cavalry clash

View from the British Rear

The Lines about to clash with musket fire

British Regulars prepare to smash the American Lines

Americans advance on the cornfield held by British Light

Overview of the Battle

British Cavalry hold their own

It’s all over – the Americans lose it

American (MY) Losses – 2 Light, 1 Cav, 1 Militia

British (Jack & Amy) Losses – 1 Light, 1 Arty

Well, victory for the evil duo of Jack & Amy. A different game to normal DBA as
obviously there’s a lot more shooting. Strange how only one of the casualties was Line Infantry(My Militia). We did not use any rules for units that have multiple recoils though & I think this as a mistake. The combat factors were very similar for both armies, leading to very few doubling of scores & destruction of elements.

Maybe next time we’ll set something in place. However Jack did say that he enjoyed this Horse & Musket style game over Ancients/Medievals. Mmm possibly Napoleonics beckon for him?

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