Saturday, 15 August 2009

BBDBA 15-19k AWI American vs British Part4

The American Cavalry engage the Hessian's...

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That's better, now the British centre is reinforced.

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The poor French are taking a beating.

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The casualties are now becoming critical for the American force.

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The battle for Hessian Hill is still fierce.

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American steel is too much for the Hessian's.

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'NO QUARTER!' The French Infantry are about to fall.

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The British Grenadiers are now advancing.

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The Queens Hussars are sent against the American Cavalry.

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Hessian firepower repels Lafayette's troops.

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Everyone is doing the 'Recoil Shuffle'.....

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Another French Infantry formation falls to the British Musket.

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....and another to British steel.

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The horror's launch a final attack on Hessian Hill.

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The American Cavalry chase another fox, whilst the Queens Hussars are
left facing the rifles of the American Jagers.

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Nasty American Cavalry....

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Bye, Bye, Frenchmen...

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The British force their way through....

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'BOOM!' Now the British Artillery are doing the damage....

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The Hessian's give it big legs....

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The musketry is still spot on for both sides, given that it's late in the battle.

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Tarleton enjoying his day out.... Chasing the French Fox.

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The British troops give a loud HooRah for the victorious Arnold.

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'Down with King George', not today mate...

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Jack & Amy are determined to take Hessian Hill.....

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Cornwallis urges his men on.

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Back go the Continentals & it's too much for George W.


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Final Positions.



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For Breakpoint purposes, Jagers only counted as half a point. Plus we used a Recoil Casualty system for this one. Small bits of gravel being used as markers. Hence a lot of casualties occurred later in the game.

A mighty scrap indeed, this one took a few sittings. Well where did it go wrong for the Jack & Amy's American/French connection..? It was bright start, I did think that the British centre was going to break, because the combats went to the horror's. The failure to destroy the two British Grenadiers was the turning point. Lafayette's command had shocking PiPs throughout the game which was also a shame. Well the Revolution will have to wait a little bit longer!

3 comments:

CWT said...

What an excellent battle! Thanks for reporting it all, and especially for posting all those photographs!

CWT

Steve Turner said...

Another super battle narrative. And made even easier to follow with all the photographs (I must remember that). Hope it's not too long before you visit the 18th C. again.

Steve.

mrfarrow2u said...

Cheers fellas thanks for the nice comments.

Yes the only problem with posting pics on your own blog is the editing/trimming/colouring. Plus BLOGGER is very basic, it could do with a better means to upload pics.

Steve, we've got some Pirate/Bucaneer figures somewhere. I'll have to look at doing a British / French action in the Caribean....

All the Best