Monday, January 23, 2017

Battle of North Point 1814

    My first game of the year was, of course a War of 1812 game.  A refight of the Battle of North Point in 1814 in fact.  Yet I have not bloodied my new troops as this was a away game.  When I went to the game day at Fort Devens I met a lot of local war gamers I had not known of.  This Sunday I was invited to one of their homes.  Peter, who ran the game day is putting on a Battle of North Point at Cold Wars this year.

    For the game it was yours truly commanding the Americans and Greg the British.  Rules used were Carnage and Glory a computer generated rule set.  This was the first time I had played a game where everything is run through a computer.  It took a while to get used to not reaching for a first full of dice. But once you let that go things run very smoothly.
American militia holding the line.

    As to the Battle my militia line stood and drove off the British lights skirmishes stands.  But bad morale caused them to be frozen in place and finally they lost their nerve and fell back.  Greg used his  skirmishes to protected his mainforce which allowed them to get close to my line.  In the end morale and better quality forced my troops to head home after causing a lot of British casualties.
The great run away commences.

    It was a fun game and a enjoyable day.  I look forward to returning the flavor and having Peter and Greg ever my house for a game.

   Thanks guys!


  1. You are off to a good start to 2017 if you have a game under your belt!

  2. Even with the blurry pictures, that table looks very impressive.