Refight of the battle at Cowpwens in our ongoing southern theatre campaign.
The british deploy on an open plain, in front of them, the americans have two bait units of militia and hidden reinforcements behind. I used cards for these, king, horse and prince where the units, with four other cards of decoy. The american player could move the decoys around in order to keep the british guessing, but if a redcoat unit came within 5cm of a card inside a forest or could trace unobstructed line of sight to a card on open ground could look it up.
The brits begin by opening up with their guns
The loyalists then advanced
A unit of militia with yellow facings was deployed up front
The infantry formed columns to squeeze through a gap in the forest
A unit of minutemen is charged in the flank
And speedily routed
Tarleton died while leading his dragoons to glory
The british center closes into the ragged militia lines
Massed americans advance near the river
The american cavalry decided to dismout and engage in a shootout
The regulars rout another unit of militia
The first line of militia is destroyed, but the advancing british have taken a hiding
One volley from the continentals and the redcoats flee
But then, the american player fails the morale check and his army retreats from the field