I went down to Earlswood Wargamers for an AWI game with Big Al and Spike a couple of weeks ago. I took my camera and here are a few of the photos I took.
Figures belong to Big Al and Spike. Terrain is either Big Al's or club (mostly made by Big Al in the first place).
The game was based around a British punitive raid against a Southern Gentleman who has been supporting the rebels. I took the role of the Hessian Battalion commander, while Big Al played the Brits. Spike was the hastily assembled militias trying to defend the Southern Gent's plantation.
|A southern Gentleman leading the local militia.|
|Southern Militia ready to fight to protect their homes (well the southern gentleman's home anyway)|
|The Hessians arrive on one flank...|
|lead by their brave commander (Me!)...|
|With a small force of Jagers.|
|South Carolina Woodsmen are the plantations first line of defence|
|Elsewhere on the battle field the Brits advance is hampered by the retain and the harassment of the Southern rebels skirmishers|
|The Hessians advance in lines over the fields, ignoring the skirmishers sent to slow them down. I held my nerve and kept on advancing, resisting the urge to start exchanging fire with skirmishers dug in behind cover.|
The Brits advance strait into the waiting 6pdr cannon set up on the road ahead.
|The Hessians scatter the skirmishers and advance on the big house. They exchange fire at short range with the militia, and then the grenadiers charge in.|
|The militia break before the grenadiers charge. The southern Gent tries to rally them|
|But its not going to stop the grenadiers ransacking the big house, then putting it to the torch.|
All in all a great game, on lovely terrain with beautiful figures. Thanks to Big Al and Spike for letting me join in.