>> Wednesday, 4 August 2010
French and Indian war skirmish – June 2010
The Colonial forces consisted of about 30 irregular rangers and 2 small parties of allied Indians (Mohawks and Delawares).
The French force is a raiding party in camp alongside a tributary of the Monongahela River.(The French are deployed and run by the solo system)
The Colonial forces have spotted the French and are moving up to ambush them.
After some discussion, the Mohawks decided to scout up the left of the river while the Delawares, accompanied by 3 rifle armed scouts moved up the right, intending to halt near a ford and snipe at any officers.
The French officers moved forward to try and organise their men only for the scouts to kill one of them with Rifle fire. On this, the mauled French melted away into the woods and retreated back towards Nouvelle-France.
(Text by Richard (Herkybird), Pictures by Lawrence and Richard, Rules Clubs own)