Last week saw my son and I continue our AWI foray using the Command and Colours game.
On this occasion we started with Grant’s attack at the Battle of Long Island. In effect the British were attacking to pin the continentals whilst their flank attack developed ( the flank attack is another scenario)
I should have realised how this game was going to go when the British pre bombardment destroyed 50%of my battery, the early cards played showed the British were going to push on their right.
Co-ordinated attacks all along the British line gradually pushed me back and off the main ridge line, my son managed to keep his troops and commanders in contact allowing him to maximise any type of line command cards.
Despite me having decent command cards in this game my dice throwing was little better than average whilst as you can see the British were having success.
This continued throughout and it wasn’t long before the Americans were forced to concede defeat.
The photos above and below show the casualty stacks! Couldn’t hit a barn door comes to mind for my forces. Who needs a flank attack when you can destroy all before you?
Finally a wonderful piece of nostalgia found this on the dear Tony Blair blog.
It is well worth a watch and really underlines how successful Hinchliffe models were in their heyday, I could just never do their 28mm figures justice - I also wonder what happened to their large scale figures - did sky tree get them and not sell them?
Peter Gilder makes an appearance and I had the pleasure in meeting him on a number of occasions, quite a few times over the gaming table when playing WRG Ancients and he brought his wonderful Sassanids and also when he offered me 8 castings for 1 when he acquired my one battalion of Painted Greenwood and Ball Napoleonic British infantry and I ended up with 240+ Hinchliffe Prussians which I never finished painting! Halcyon days?