Wednesday, 29 July 2009

BBDBA 15-19K AWI American vs British Part2

General Amy inspects the DBA 15-19K playsheet.

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Washington looks out across the battlefield.

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The American & British centre.

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The French march quickly to the battle.

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Lafayette's command would be critical to the battle.

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Jack sends in the French Hussars & Indians.

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The Hessians arrive.

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Here come Arnold's troops.

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Overview of the battlefield from behind the British lines.

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'Left Wheel!' Arnold's troops prepare to deploy.

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The French Army would face off against Arnold's British troops

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'TALLY HO!" Tarleton's Cavalry charge the French Hussars...

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'BOOM'.... First blood to the American's.

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The British in the centre attack the American Jagers.

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Honour & Glory... and all that stuff

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The British Artillery takes a hard pounding.

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British Light Troops help out Tarleton.

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'HooRAH HooRAH HooRAH' Down go the French Hussars.

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Nice view from behind the American centre. Jack waited for the British attack.

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The British are coming, the Hessians are as well.....

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So are Lafayette's troops.

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This flag always brings a chuckle from Jack & Amy....

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British Light Infantry lead Arnold's troops into battle.

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The Light Infantry get ready to attack the French in the cornfield.

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The Americans stand ready, the Artillery is causing trouble for the British.

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'Bah!' Another British casualty to the Guns...

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The lines are drawn, Blue for the Americans, White for the French, Red for the Brits.

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Poor Pips for Lafayette's troops, will they arrive in time?

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The pesky Indians are no match for the British Light troops.

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Musketry from the British sends the American Jagers fleeing.

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Some of the Hessians are sent to reinforce the centre.

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The French deploy


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The major firefight is about to begin...

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Muskets ring out & the dice are thrown.....

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'Do What?' The Americans get the upper hand.... Jack & Amy are whooping.

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The troops on the right are doing well.

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'BOOM' British Guns ring out...

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The British 'withdraw' to reform the line....

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Lafayette's troops head for the hill held by the Hessians.

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Nice view from the British lines.
However the British centre command has took a lot of casualties and they are close to breaking.

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Part 3 coming up......

3 comments:

Steve Turner said...

I love your terrain features, they bring your photos to life. Terrain is definitely one of my failings (no, I'm not jealous) so I hope you don't mind if I ask what you use to get such a realistic surface for you table? (I'm always searching for a more realistic look for my own you see).
Here's hoping you can oblige...

Steve.

PS The battle reports are entertaining as well. I'm assuming that like me you usually play solo?

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers Steve for the nice comments. We use game boards with a scenic mat glued onto the surface & we've got a few boards. With the Dark Green one, we wanted a 'Nothern Hemisphere' look to it. The basic green mat didn't look very good. So we painted on patches of lighter colours, green, brown, tan etc. Also to get a muddy effect in places, we painted on 'Brown Polyurethane Varnish'. When it dries it gives a glossy effect which looks like muddy water.

The forests are a collection of tree sizes just glued to a piece of hardboard. Add some lichen and there you go. The ploughed fields were bought on ebay, but they are just a piece of hardboard covered in textured paint, easy to do.

I play DBA with my two kids Jack (14) and Amy(8). The both love playing & enjoy beating 'Dear old Dad'. The only problem is that they have other hobbies & finding time for DBA is gettin hard!.

Happy Gaming
MrF, Jack & Amy

mrfarrow2u said...

More terrain... The roads are just brown strips of card, with some drybrushed textured paint on. The rivers are old Dungeons & Dragons floorplans with extra white bits painted on & the edges painted black. The cornfield is a door matt cut to shape & placed on some hardwood. The hills are 6-7mm flat sponge, cut to shape then 'layered' & painted green. The field with a hedge round it, is a drinks coaster painted with textured paint & then the hedging strips glued round the sides. I've found drinks coasters are an ideal size for 15mm fields. All the terrain is done by us apart from the cornfield & the big ploughed fields.
Cheers
MrF