Saturday, 28 September 2013

AWI Action: set-up

Well, I have finally tidied up the garage and removed the detritus from constructing the hill fort and put away the old terrain I was using to playtest my WW2 rules. This means I have been able to set out some of my 28mm AWI terrain and figures to try out Henry Hyde's "Shot, Steel and Stone" rules from the Wargaming Compendium.
 
I have created a scenario based on the game described in the "Action" chapter of Charles Grant's "The Wargame". The forces available are described below, using my embryonic understanding of Henry's rules (so apologies if I get the terminology wrong):
 
Crown Forces:
 
CinC: Colonel Grenville Huffington-Post (Average)
British Legion Cavalry:  3 stands of B class open order light cavalry
British Legion Infantry:  5 stands of B class open order infantry with muskets
Volunteers of Ireland :    5 stands of B class open order infantry sketswith muskets
71st Foot:                        3 stands of B class open order infantry with muskets
Jagers:                             2 stands of A class skirmishers with rifles
Artillery:                         1 stand of B class medium artillery
 
Rebel Forces
 
CinC: Colonel Ebenezer Goode (Average)
Washington's Dragoons:  3 stands of B class open order light cavalry
Delaware Continentals:   3 stands of A class open order infantry with muskets
Maryland Continentals:   3 stands of B class open order infantry with muskets
NH Continentals:             3 stands of B class open order infantry with muskets
NY Continentals:             3 stands of B class open order infantry with muskets
Riflemen:                         3 stands of B class skirmish infantry with rifles
Artillery:                          1 stand of B class medium artillery
 
This gives broadly equal forces, which seems best for now before I start mixing in poor quality militia and high quality British regulars.
 
The photos below show the armies at set-up:
 
1. Looking across from the eastern edge at the Crown forces:
 

2. Another view of the Crown forces, from the northern flank
 
 
3. Standing at the western end, looking across the Rebel forces towards the Crown positions
 
 
4. A further view of the Rebel troops as a column of NH and NY continentals makes their way toward to front line while riflemen move into the southern woods.
 
 
5. Close-up of the Delaware and Maryland regiments
 
 
6. Close view of the Crown infantry
 
 
7. Another look at the continental column

I have added some mounted officers to each side. These don't work as sub-commanders like in the rules but rather act to extend the CinCs' command radii.

Now I'm off to re-read the rules and get ready to play a few turns...

2 comments:

Monty said...

Looks great Steve ;)

Moiterei_1984 said...

Great looking table!