Two American Brigades, with Artillery support, attack
from the right Flank.
Two further Brigades, eventually, attack frontally.
The American's flank attack is a failure in the main.
Although one Regiment seizes Walton Hill and fights off a counter attack.
A desultory firefight fails to bring a result in the frontal attack.
The 3rd New York beat off the Hessian attack!
Lord Walton seems unworried by the din of battle!
His cavalry take position to sweep around the American flank.
A sad sight for old 'Independence or Death' Bykleigh...
Although my table in GHQ is only 6'6" x 4' we find Black Powder work quite well, mostly because the cavalry elements of both armies are quite small ~ in fact we often have games with none at all. We like the uncertain nature of command in the rules, it makes it a greater challenge I find to coordinate the attack or defence and try to win the game. The rules flow well and with a little preparation to troops can have their nature crafted to reflect their historical forebears. For those interested the figures are mostly Front Rank, from my collection, supplemented by some Perry Miniatures. The buildings and tents are from Architectural Heritage and were crafted by Dave Paddock originally. The vegetation is from The Last Valley. Phil and I made the fences around the fields in the days of yore! The camp extras are from Foundry and Irregular Miniatures.
So, no wins yet in 2015! On to Monday's FRW game with Phil! I can but hope...