Wednesday 21 February 2018

Guildford courthouse 1781

Battle of Guildford Courthouse, after the briritsh army's victories at Camden and Cowpens in our campaign, general O'Hara must face an ingent patriot force in order to safeguard the King's realm in the southern colnies. With Cornwallis and Tarleton dead it's up to him to lead the redcoats to victory
 The americans are formed in three successive lines on rough ground, while the loyalists are concentrated on the opposite side of a wheat field
 O'Hara loses no time in forming a gunline
 The americans fired some long range shots with their artillery, while their lines reformed into a single cohesive front
 The stone walls slow down the movement in the center but the flanks wait patiently
 Some mounted militia ranges ahead of the main force

 Standoff in the woods between the riders of both sides
 After an inconclusive clash on the left, the british dragoons retreat
 The american militia goes over the top, advancing into the thin red line
 Shootouts and hand to hand erupts on the loyalist right
The mounted militia is caught in column , rolling less HtH dice
 And duly routed
 A mauled unit of redcoats routs the rightmost continentals, pushing the patriots over their morale threshold, forcing a morale roll next turn
 O'Hara, dies while fighting in the first rank, a noble death that's becoming a trademark for british CiCs during this the campaign
 In the center, the militia charges the shaky redcoats who recieve them with a vicious volley
 Menaced by the dragoons, the continental regiments on the left reform into line
 Riddled with bullets, the militia unit is cut to pieces in combat and flees
As the americans fall their morale roll their army begins to disintegrate, legging it. and giving a hard earned victory to the king's men


  1. Une bataille que nous avions jouée il y a quelques années, j'aime beaucoup la disparité des armé tes superbes photos!

  2. A mon avis les anglais doiven jouer à la defensive por avoir un chance