|The New York Dragoons get cocky and are repulsed but the 104th Foot are doomed anyway.|
So there I was with the 20 odd stands needed for Crysler's farm and beautiful sunshine streaming in through the window. I didn't really feel like another refight of Crysler's so decided to grab One Hour Wargames and move the Square Brigadier outside. I intended to still use the 10x12 as close to Thomas's 3ftx3ft table if considering each square equivalent to 3" allowimng me to field 2 stands per scenario unit but saw my 9x9 travelling mat and decided to grab it and use 1 base per unit just to see if that would work.
|The setting: my shady corner between the woodpile and the Lilacs (and other assorted bushes). |
Not terribly good lighting for photos at 6 in the evening.
Americans: 4 infantry, 1 riflemen, 1 cavalry. British: 4 infantry, 1 light infantry, 1 artillery.
The game started off with the advantage swinging back and forth but slowly started to swing towards the British and then suddenly the American line collapsed.
To my surprise the game went 12 out of 15 turns and lasted 1/2 hour excluding set up and take down. Using the larger board with 12 stands instead of 6 would probably have given a full hour of play but for a quickie it was just fine as it was.
|As dusk sets in (OK I'm shading the table with my body) the American forces rout leaving the British in possession of the hill.|
All systems go!
The rules as played are available here (click)
For those with an interest in history, this game is a direct descendent of this 2011 portable 1812 wargame (click) using my adaptation (click) of Bob Cordery's portable wagame.