Hot on the heels of our game last Sunday, Raf and Wes agreed to come over to have another go at these adapted rules.
I picked Hobkirk Hill as I had enough figures for this but not some of the larger battles !
The British under Colonel Lord Rawdon attack through the woods
which initially caught the Americans by surprise as they expected an assault from the road
Rawdon leads the way !
The Americans aligned across Hobkirk Hill
General Green gets word of the British attack
Raf lost the toss and got the British troops in this game
The Americans are ordered forward by Greene
Undeterred, the British keep coming
The New York Dragoons are at the rear of the British with a supply wagon
Greene's right wing begin to wheel as they are too far away from the action
The Delaware Regiment have a brave leader out front
British troops form up to charge
This is where the battle will be decided
The British artillery is unable to deploy in the crowded wooded battlefield
The 1st/3rd Continental Dragoons seek to outflank the British, watched by Read's Militia
Eye ball to eye ball, the opposing sides exchange fire
The British Light Dragoons find their way blocked by large numbers of rebels
Initially the British infantry push back the Americans
Hand to hand combat all along the line
The rebel artillery begin to turn towards the enemy dragoons
The British infantry follow up their success in the centre
as the Volunteers of Ireland fire upon the Continental Dragoons
This British charge is checked by American fire
but the American centre fights back
and American success right of centre sees the green South Carolina Royalists rout
Rawdon throw all his effort against the American left
but they are beaten back off the hill with casualties
with the Americans now threatening to envelope their open flank
Rawdon orders a retreat - Hobkirk Hill stays in American hands !
Wes is the victor today.