Thursday 15 February 2018

Cowpens 1781

 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 patriots showed up their cards, infantry on their left and cavalry on the right
 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


  1. Photos et figurines sont à nouveau magnifiques, un vrai plaisir!