Saturday, 30 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Just a heads up to anyone in the Newark area (UK not NJ) that the Newark Irregulars meet on Wednesdays at the scout hut in Lovers Lane.
This week we have planned a 6mm napoleonics game and will have plenty of room for others to join in. I'll be there from around 7 for a 7.30 kick off.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
1. Guilford Courthouse - obvious, perhaps too obvious.
2. What if - Lafayette's light infantry and the French force of flank companies entrapping Benedict Arnold in Virginia in early 1781. Could expand this by setting it slightly later and bringing in Philip's British reinforcements and Morgan's light troops from Cowpens...this would give a lot of characterful units and be an excuse to field some French troops. Doing hypotheticals always seems like a bit of a cop-out, though.
An outside third choice would be Eutaw Springs perhaps?
Comments on these ideas would be welcome.
Saturday, 23 April 2011
The melee with the militia had indeed resulted in a rout, but a sharp volley by the rebel main line caused the British light company to skedaddle too, leaving a gap on the left flank. Meanwhile the rebel reinforcements - two companies of regular infantry finally made it to the battlefield:Both sides now reformed their lines:
Friday, 22 April 2011
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Good night at the club last night playing Formula De. Next week it is 6mm napoleonics using my rules which are still available from the link on this blog. I might tweak the combat results a little though.
Otherwise this week I have been mostly researching the Continental Army of the AWI - which is a flippin' complicated thing!
Hope to get the Briar Creek battle finished over the weekend. Will post pics of how it ends.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
three more to go to complete another company for my grenadier battalion
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
The left-hand column of the rebel army - 5 companies of militia - arrives somewhat west of its historical position and finds itself confronted with the PoWAR camp, which it immediately attacks....using the element of surprise the rebel militia rapidly overcome one PoWAR company but the remaining three are now shaking themselves intoa defensive line.