Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Camden 1780 at Partizan 2018
This Sunday just gone I staged my recreation of Camden at the Partizan wargame show in Newark, Nottinghamshire. A few pictures of the game are shown below.
The armies set up historically but were allowed freedom to act thereafter. The rebels launched attacks on both flanks. On their right the 2nd Maryland Brigade led the way, taking on Rawdon’s loyalist brigade and inflicting considerable casualties especially on the Royal North Carolina Regiment. On the rebel left flank the Virginia militia and state troops attacked bus soon faltered due to lack of discipline and command/control. Gradually the entire line of Virginia and North Carolina militia broke and ran. The battle was ended when tbe 23rd, 33rd and 2/71st regiments flanked the 1st Maryland Brigade just as Tarleton’s cavalry ploughed into the side of the 2nd Maryland Brigade, relieving the pressure on the loyalist militia.
A result pretty close to the historical outcome.