Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A Charming Field for an Encounter

 

  I had a little free time today so I started to set up the gaming table for a Rev War battle.   Nothing cheers you up like your toy soldiers so I got some of my favorite regiments out.





   I am looking towards a early war (1776) action with a smaller American force delaying a larger a British one.  I have been playing a lot of Jim Purky's Fife and Drum miniature rules.  I use them for War of 1812 and have recently started using them for Rev War also.  Jim made a suggestion for a "fire and retire" Rules which I want to try out.  They are available  for free on his Fife and Drum miniature page.


 This action is a chance for my two newest  Crown Forces regiments to take the field.  I hope the  Prince of Wales regiment does better their historical counterparts did.  And I know I will be able to depend on the 10th Regiment.

  For the Americans I brought out Glover's Brigade of the 3rd, 13th, 14th and 26th Continental Regiments.  These regiments were from Massachusetts and fought valiantly at Pells Point.   Just the type of action I was planning.

   The 14th was from Marblehead and made up of men with a maritime background who twice moved Washington's army by boat.  Hence the regiment is dressed in a mixture if civilian and naval clothing.  Figures from Eureka miniatures.


 The other regiments are from Brigade games.  They are dressed in a mixture of early was Bounty Coats, civilian clothing and a few uniform coats. For more information about these uniforms please see;  https://bravefusiliers.blogspot.com/2020/03/continental-line-uniforms-1776.html 

  This was probably a more accurate view of how the American Army looked at least in 1776 then the parade ground uniformity we all like in our toy soldiers.




  Buildings are from "Things From The Basement.". Most are typical New England houses of the 17th/18th century.  Two of the buildings are from my time in the NPS at my station;  the Hartwell Tavern and Captain Smith House.  These buildings are great fun to build and reasonably priced.


  



16 comments:

  1. A wonderful looking tabletop and units. I do like the extra supporting figures in and around the buildings.

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    1. It fun to add them. Sort if like playing where's waldo within the game.

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  2. I love your ‘calm before the storm’ pictures.

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    1. That has been how its been around here as of late!
      But its a great title for the post!

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  3. Nice looking game and the vignettes set it off well too.

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  4. It truly does look like a very charming field, Mark. The table us immaculate as are the buildings and civilian extras dotted around the place. I look forward to seeing the Crown forces sweeping away th impudent rebels......unlikely though that seems ūüėä

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  5. A lovely looking set up Mark…

    All the best. Aly

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