Remember the Raisin!
Our second battle of the War of 1812. This time the infamous Battle of the River Raisin or Frenchtown.
Links below for sources of the battle:-
The British forces consisted of the following companies, British Veterans, 2 x Canadian Militia, 2 x Indians, 2 x Field Guns. The Americans consisted of 2 x Kentucky Militia, 2 x Regulars & some Kentucky Rifles. The map below depicts the forces set-up.
|The Americans would line up behind a fence|
|The British Veterans would take the centre|
|The American Right|
Amy took the British forces, both flanks consisted of Canadian Militia & Indians. They would try to outflank the Americans & the Veterans would be sent against the centre, fire support from the British Artillery. The best Yank unit would be the Kentucky Rifles, with the US Regulars holding the right flank & the Kentucky Militia the left.
|The American left flank|
|Sporadic firefights break out|
|The Indians close on the US Regulars|
|The Kentucky Rifles & British Veterans would fight it out|
|The British Vets took a hard pounding, note the Terror markers.|
|First blood to the US, a Brit platoon is killed.|
|The assault on the US right|
|The US regulars occupy some buildings, however it reduces their firepower.|
|The Canadians attempt a charge, but are sent packing.|
|The Indians assault the buildings|
|The British Vets consolidate & throw off the Terror markers (no action for a turn). They soon recoup their strength & let loose a volley forcing back the Kentucky Rifles.|
|The Indians force back the Kentucky Militia on the left|
|RRAaargh!! Out charge the US Regulars & go hand to hand with the Indians....|
|Disaster!!! The Indians thrash the Yanks....|
|Which results in the US Regulars breaking, pursued by blood thirsty Indians!!|
|The 'Dice Gods' shine for Amy & the Canadian Militia storm the other building wiping out all the US Regulars inside.|
|In go the Kentucky Militia!!!|
|However they are sent reeling back....|
|The positions, the US right flank has gone!!!|
|Amy wastes no time & the Indians are sent to cut off the Yanks....|
|'GIVE em THE STEEL' The British Vets charge home....|
|Arrrgh, the Kentucky Rifles are broken & their retreat is cut off by the Indians... Scalp em time!|
|Final positions as the Americans collapse.....|
|The historic end for the American prisoners....|
Well a sound whooping from a blood thirsty Amy & the Brits. The Kentucky Rifles were holding their own until the collapse of the American left. The British Vets took 3 Terror markers at one point, reducing their fighting ability by 75%. To remove Terror markers a Unit must 'rest' a complete turn while it's officers rallies the troops. When they finally got back in the game they were awesome.
A daft decision by me to charge out against the Indians, the turning point I think. Plus the other building got stormed by the Canadians, a poor die roll & it was curtains for the Americans... A good game though! Next time we'll get some Cavalry involved.