As many of you who have followed this blog it has takne me far longer to raise the forces to fight my first action. A refight of Charles Grants 'Sawmill Village' or Scierie Village as I have called it in my campaign.
So in the last blog we left Sir Harry marching over the border of the Duchy of Comyn, his orders to sweep Scierie Village in a demonstration of force in retaliation for raids that have been taking place along the border.
He had anticipated little or no opposition but as his troops had left Gysburgh a shadowy figure was seen riding off ahead of them bringing news of their departure to General Pomerol of Comyn who had happened to be visiting troops stationed in the border area.
Upon hereing the news of Sir Harry's intent General Pomerol mobilised what troops he could and set off towards Scierie Village to give those red coated devils of Albion a surprise they wouldn't forget.
As they approach the village Sir Harry's scouts report that a Comyn force of similar size to their own is heading for the village and is likely to arrive at the same time.
Sir Harry relished the thought of engaging enemy regular troops and at once issued orders to his Officers.
The 25th Albion and the Royal Albion Lights were to move North, The 25th Albion moving to the centre of the village and deploy before advancing in support of the Talisker Regiment, the light Infantry were to move to the North of the Village and sweep the area clear to the sawmill there to meet up with the Line Infantry.
Pomerol would lead the two Regiments of foot de Grancy and Nuilley with artillery to the North of the Village, the artillery would depoly at the end of the stone wall to cover the open area in front of the wood and support Les Lapins.
Regt Grancy would move North round the village and Regt Nuilley would turn South past the stone wall and enter the village by force if necessary.
The 25th Albion can be seen deploying in the centre of the village whilst the Royal Albion and the Regt Grancy exchange fire, the Royal Albion swiftly exert their authority (lots of 6's tee hee).
The Duchys artillery has deployed at the end of the wall and has started firing cannister on the flank of the Talisker foot, fortunately Lee's dice rolls were not up to scratch and few casualties were caused.
The Regiment Nuilley can be seen marching in attack column ready to enter the village.
Les Lappins and the Talisker foot with their respective Artillery support had almost fought each other to a standstill.
That night Sir Harry couldn't help but smile as he drank a small malt and watched as his troops loaded wagons with supplies and other small spoils of war from Scierie Village. Now could he convince his King to press their advantage and launch a stronger force deeper into enemy territory!.