Thursday, 6 August 2009

BBDBA 15-19k AWI American vs British Part3

BOOM! The American Guns are bang on again...

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Lafayette urges his men across the river to attack 'Hessian Hill'.

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The British line in the centre is looking thin.

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The French view of the Redcoats.

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French Infantry attack the cornfield held by the British Lights.

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The French attack would result in the British Lights fleeing.
However the French Indians fall to the Rangers firepower.

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"Come on Chaps!" Tarleton leads a force to attack the French flank.

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A view from 'Hessian Hill', again poor PiPs let down Jack & Amy.

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Muskets & Artillery erupt along the line.....

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Again the Americans & French come off best!

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This would be a ding dong clash all day long...

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The American Militia let rip...

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Jack attacks the British Grenadiers, if he could break these two units,
then the British centre would collapse.

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Lafayette's troops are nearly there...

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The British Grenadiers Recoil but are not destroyed!

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BOOM! At last the British Artillery finds its range.

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Hessian Jagers vs American Jagers - scratch one German mercenary.

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Overview of the Battle, the French are on the verge of collapse, but so is the British centre.

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The Hessian's manage to reinforce the British line, but the hill is going to be left lightly defended.

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The other Hessian force rushes to plug the other hole.

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RaHoo! British firepower knocks back the Americans...

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Lafayette finally attacks 'Hessian hill'

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The poor French are taking a beating, Arnold sends forward the Brits to finish them off.

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Now it's the British line that's looking good.

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Slowly the Americans are winning on 'Hessian Hill', but would it be too late?

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Washington can only look on as some more infantry are destroyed.

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Hessian firepower begins to bite.

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Whoops a daisy! Back down the hill they go...

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A brief ray of hope for the French.... Back go the British Grenadiers.

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But NO! Another French casualty & it's not looking good for Jack & Amy.

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With that the, French force is DEMORALIZED (we placed yellow markers to represent this).

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PiPs are needed to HOLD troops in place...
The rest are sent legging it to the rear!

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'Allez, Allez, next stop ze ships & then onto Paris"!

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The Final Part coming soon....!

4 comments:

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Yet another excellent battle report! They are so well illustrated and captioned that it almost feels like I was there playing it with you.

I always enjoy reading your blog entries - they really do communicate enjoyment and fun!

All the best,

Bob Cordery
(http://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.com/)

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers Bob, thanks for the nice comments. I like the variant 'When Empires Clash' Rules - well done! The Army lists will give me something to ponder.

(We're building Indian Mutiny & North West Frontier armies at the moment..)

Cheers
Mr.F Jack & Amy

Steve Turner said...

Looks like I'm following you all the way Mr. F. Though I'm more of a mid-18th C. enthusiast myself. I love your AWI battle reports, and especially the terrain.
And, like yourself, I'm just starting to collect figures (15mm scale) for a NW Frontier game (probably set around 1880-1900).
So I'll be coming back to read on a regular basis.

Steve.

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers Steve.
I've got some time off from work shortly, so hopefully we'll get a few more games done. Our Indian Mutiny armies are nearly done, so I'll get them some pics up soon.

All the Best
MrF Jack & Amy