|The British line under fire early on.
I had recently completed marking the middle of the 6" squares to allow them to be used as 3" squares figuring that this would allow me to use more units and give more maneuver room. By the time we finally got to it the afternoon was waning and it seemed to me that a game with 14 units aside would take too long so I reverted to the 6" squares and just made all units 2 stands strong for looks only. It turned out to be a good decision. I think it looked better and moved quickly with lots of decisive action and only a few lulls for manoeuvre and redeployment.
|The armies march on. The end of turn 2
|Bruce in action.
I sent two units across the river to attack the farm while the rest marched forward with all speed and deployed to attack the bridge. Bruce quickly moved to occupy the farm, sending 1 lone unit across the river as a vague threat and massed the rest of his army around the farm and bridge.
The firing was soon hot and having lost a brigadier while trying to steady the troops my infantry was driven back. Bruce decided to send his cavalry around my flank and with a sudden flip of initiative he was able to charge into my flank before I could rally and face him. He then proceeded to roll up and wipe out the 104th. My light infantry were caught in a pincer between a charge by the Lafeyette Volunteers and the pursuing Dragoons behind them. Having already taken losses from the riflemen they were easily over run. I was now 1/2 way to my break point and out of position.
|Firefight across the river.
|Mid game, the British have lost more units and leaders but the remaining American units are in worse shape.
All is yet to be lost or won.
Here ends the year. A look ahead will be next.
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MAY 2017 BRING JOY AND GOOD FORTUNE TO YOU ALL.