Brandywine 1777

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grompix
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Brandywine 1777

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Last Saturday's all-day game at the Border Reivers Wargames Society was an AWI engagement using 'General d'Armee' (with some house rules and club amendments for this earlier conflict).

The chosen bash this time was The Battle of Brandywine 1777, the scenario based heavily on 'Cornwallis's Attack' published in AWI Scenarios 1 by Partizan Press.

It was quite a large game with 25/28mm figures from the collections of three of our members played out on a 14ft x 6ft table with six players, three per side.

Brandywine was a battle in which General George Washington was caught off guard by a skilful outflanking march by General Sir William Howe and after intense fighting the American forces were forced to make a general withdrawal which almost spelled the destruction of the Continental Army.
Our game proceeded along similar historical lines. The Hessian reinforcements took a long time to get into position and consequently the American left flank held out for far longer than their historical counterparts.

The real heroics in our game were performed by the Americans on the right flank however, where Woodford and Scott's brigades held out for the entire engagement despite receiving a cavalry attack in the flank and becoming hesitant several times. Faltering at least twice, Scott's brigade still held firm (well firm-ish) even after losing 50% of their strength. The 'inferior' musketry from these 2nd class rebels proved devastating again and again (really good dice rolls!).

The end result of the game was an American withdrawal in good order much like the actual event. Great game though with some nail-biting moments proving again that 'General d'Armee' is a superb set of rules.

Some pictures arranged an a (sort of) AAR here: -
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vuLsTvldfGFwwxAo1

...and more pictures here: -
https://photos.app.goo.gl/zTWQmWXSsuT7Tzah2

Chris ;)
Border Reivers Wargames Society
https://sites.google.com/site/borderrei ... ciety/Home

IanKH
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Re: Brandywine 1777

Post by IanKH »

What a fantastic looking game. Great figures deployed on great scenery.

DeRuyter
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Re: Brandywine 1777

Post by DeRuyter »

+1 a beautiful game. A battle that is near and dear to me as I live 10 minutes drive from the battlefield park (Washington's HQ). Sadly their are housing developments covering much of the right flank of the Continental line. The Quaker Meeting house and the Dilworthtown Inn are still there though.

Teppsta
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Re: Brandywine 1777

Post by Teppsta »

Could you post details of your house rules for the game?
Thanks

grompix
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Re: Brandywine 1777

Post by grompix »

Thanks for your compliments chaps, much appreciated.
It must be great living so close to the actual battlefield DeRuyter - have you ever war-gamed it?
Teppsta, the original thread for the AWI amendments can be found here: -
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=6010&sid=6609ce6c8 ... 3f33c02ae7
...and the amendments and QRS are on the files page of our club website here: -
https://sites.google.com/site/borderrei ... Home/files
Feel free to download and use as you wish.
Chris ;)

John P
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Re: Brandywine 1777

Post by John P »

Hi grompix I have downloaded the amendments and qrs from your club site thanks for providing this. Can you please give the OOB for your Brandywine game to see how you converted the scenario even just the american one.

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