French and Indians game

>> Monday, 21 May 2012

There was the usual mix of games on at the club today, but with no apology, I focussed on our game - a FIW skirmish.

After last game, where I lost several important pics due to blur, I took a few extra to allow for this - and ended up with 100 pictures!

The proper blog story is on my personal blog Herkybirds nest - but some of the best-of-the-rest are below:

       The company of the 22nd foot, forming in the settlement.
      Militia, holding a temporary defensive line in the woods against the French.
 The Rangers retreating down the road.
.. With the Delawares guarding their right flank.
 The situation when the French arrive in their rear!
 The 3 Delaware scouts turn to delay the pursuit.
 The French and their Indian allies pursue down the road.
 The Mohawks deviate from the Rangers to cross a different ford.
The Delaware scouts cause losses on the Courours de bois. 
 The allies cross the fords.
 The militia, still on the far side, put up a strong defence.
..causing some of the Indians to flee. 
 ..more Indians arrive, and the pressure mounts on the militia.
 The militia hold on grimly.
 Compagnie Franche troops outflank the militia.
 The Delawares hold the little ford for a while.
 The Rangers hold the larger ford.
 The French attacks seem relentless.
 The militia, forced to withdraw, form on the far bank of the river. 
 The Delawares take the place of the Rangers.
 The militia fire tells on the pursuing French.
 ..but cannot stop them all.
 The militia are taking casualties.
The Delawares, facing few opponents, hold their ford easily. 
 The militia fall back to a wooded hill behind the river.
 The English infantry, waved on by the womenfolk, move forward to help.
 The Mohawk and militia are driven off the hill.
..but are saved by the timely fire-support of the regulars.
Good game!


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