Saturday, February 15, 2014

Our First Game of American War of Independence


One of the other games we played last Wednesday night was the our very first game of American War of Independence using Andrew Parr's Fortune & Glory Supplement Rules for AWI. The game was played by Dave and Julian on the American side and Terry, Brian and Earl on the British side. Both sides were fairly evenly matched in the number of units on each side however with Morgan's Rifles above I changed their range to 12" and made the Hessian Jager's elites. 


The figures all were graciously supplied by John Maguire and the terrain came from my little collection. I did however have to through in some British Officers and artillery from John's SYW collection as he was short, so please forgive me.


The rules played very well for the period and I believe the guys enjoyed the game. In regards to the game the British under the aggressive leadership of Brian and Terry push hard on the American left flank where only two Continental battalions and the rifles held. Six regiments plus the two light infantry units where involved in the assault. The small Continental Brigade under the very skilful command of Julian managed to inflict some very heavy casualties on the advancing British but were eventually pushed back when their centre regiment broke and run from a well supported bayonet attack. 


The American Militia Brigade under the command of Dave's command started off well but lost two regiments from a British flank attack. The remanding two units however pushed forward regardless of casualties and almost took one of the American objectives, only stopping short when hit by several rounds of canister.


The battle finally ended with a manor victory awarded to the British.....a pyrrhic victory at most



Continental Artillery line up one of the advancing British regiments


British red coats advance in over whelming numbers and swamp the Continental left flank




The American left flank breaks







13 comments:

Bedford said...

That is one fantastic looking game and a great set up you have.

Darrell.

Rodger said...

Looks absolutely awesome Vinnie. Great photos!

Carlo Pagano said...

Beautiful work as usual Nathan.

Jonathan Freitag said...

Great photos and beautiful troops!

Phil said...

Amazing pictures, sounds like a fantastic game! I love your continental artillery...

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Which regiment is the British onewith the purple standard... as in:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZchwG0ETGWQ/Uv0900q6tTI/AAAAAAAANeA/LUUZbLHSkwQ/s1600/IMG_0549.JPG

...must paint one!

DeanM said...

Stunning looking game! Troops and terrain are top-notch! Great photography too. Dean

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the great comments guys I like to put on good looking games for the lads at the club and for those that follow my blog.

Steve the British regiment in the purple is the 59th which fought at Boston and Bunker Hill.

Regards

Vinnie

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Thanks Vinnie - appreciated.. got to paint a regiment for my AWI project! :o)

Willie Anderson said...

Great looking game always a pleasure to visit this site!

Bluewillow said...

cracking looking game mate!

cheers
Matt

Cory said...

Great looking AWI game!

Vinnie said...

Thanks again for all the great comments guys more great games to come