Wednesday, 25 May 2016

AHPC 6 Donnybrook - 25mm NYW English Artillery


About time I posted again...........

We'll move back in time, to mid March for my 5th entry into the Painting Challenge

and we have yet more Donnybrook figures!!!
This is the Dixon artillery set, from their Grand Alliance range which can be purchased here, for the measly sum of £6.95.
Which for 3 figures and an artillery piece is a bargain!

   
Although in the title I called this an English piece, it can be used for the French or Rebel 
artillery as well as the uniforms were very similar.






Monday, 9 May 2016

The Battle of Fort (Angry) Lee 1756 - A FIW batrep


Oops its taken far too long to get this report up!!!!

As you have already seen on Fran & BigLee's blogs, the Angry bush hugger himself came back to Blighty to visit Salute and as he was over for a week we arranged an evening game for him, just so he could reminisce about days gone by and stop thinking about potatoes and bogs.


Several Rejects made the bash and as per usual......I got shafted!


Fort Lee - Was held by a company of the Kings 44th regt of foot, commanded by John.



While me and Lee had a company of the 60th Royal American regt.


Our plan was simple.......Don't let the French win!
The French plan was equally brilliant.......Kill the Brits and settlers


I was also in command of 2 companies of Gage's Light Infantry, the 80th foot.


Although one company was set up in a rather dodgy position?? 


See what I mean??
All I needed was to spot the Trois Rivers Militia and Indians skulking in the woods??
Which I didn't!
So this gave the French first turn....


Which didn't go so well........for us!


I didn't fancy my chances against the French at the bridge, so I beat a hasty retreat....


John wanted some action, so headed out of Fort Lee.


A nice bit of defensive terrain, that'll do me.


Rich & Fran storm over the bridge!


More French appear from the woods....you should just be able to see the blue discs full of troops.


John heads over to Lee's end of the table.


Cake!!! 


Cake!


Cake!


CAKE!

There wasn't any left for me and Fran??


Really not fancying our chances
French regt Bearn being led by the Campagnes Franches de la Marine.


We kept losing the initiative....so I pulled back,


while Richard the Firestarter, got up to his old tricks again.


John, listened to me and turned around to help me out.


We'll wait here......should be safer ???


The Indians scalp there way forward.


Gawd there's a lot of 'em!


Pretty pattern time


John was getting bored, so he moved forward and took a few potshots!


But the Indians and Militia hid.....yes hid behind the hill!!!


Here they come


After whittling me down, the Indians charge!


The onslaught continues!!


The French are getting closer...


An exchange of fire!!


In a last moment of madness, I charge my last remaining member of Gage's to his doom!!

There the game ended, Postie had made the game only 10 turns, the points were added up
and it was a lot closer than we all though. Victory went to the French with a narrow 5 point lead,
although if Surj had scalped a little it would have been a lot more.



Been a while since he was seen in here!!!
Was great to have the old git back in the shed for a game.
Let's hope its not another year before I can get my revenge!!!