Saturday, April 26, 2014

Battle of Chippawa July 5, 1814

Our friend Jesper had arranged a Battle of Chippawa July 5, 1814 game for me, Jonas and Sören during the week, using the Black Powder rules.

The table we used was 120x240cm and all minis was from Jespers collection. The scenario was from the Niagara 1814 campaign book by Tim King, you can down load it here, I´m not sure if Jesper used it as it is or if he tweeked it for our game, anyway we had a really good game:)

I will not give you a full AAR, just some pictures from the game.


British militia and allied injuns

Forming up...

American regulars...

British left flank...

Thin red line in the center...

Americans was on the offensive...

The British hold their fire to the last...


The British left flank move in for a kill with cavalry support...

Close combat...

The Americans fought well...


British left flank wasn´t as good as they thought both the Infantry and Cavalry routed...

British artillery lost...

The American regulars was the best for the day and just after this picture was taken the whole British line disintegrated and the Americans i.e. Sören won the day...

20 comments:

  1. That's looking like a fabulous game again!

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  2. Another splendid display of eye candy both in the figures and terrain

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  3. Well done to the Americans! Fantastic report Michael, the photos are awesome!

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  4. Always a pleasure seeing your great looking games - terrain & figures top-notch. An added bonus, for me, is seeing the use of my preferred set of rules, Black Powder & Hail Caesar, for larger games like this. Well done as always! Dean

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  5. I just love the game set ups and reports Michael, really wonderful.

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  6. Very interesting and colourful game! Really interesting period.

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  7. Nice snap shots from a very enjoyable game indeed. It was truly a pleasure to see Jesper’s 1812 collection on the table again. I recall a series of miraculous dice throws on both sides, and Jonas proclaiming a British “Stiff upper lip” while throwing some magical saves, as the American hordes, fuelled on moonshine, threw them selves at the thin red line. More of these big table games, please!

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  8. A lovely feast! I thought the Americans were in trouble but no, they pulled it off.

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    1. Appreciated Monty !

      I and Jonas also thought the American was jusr a road bunp to victory as we had been informed that they only had militia...but that sneaky scenario writer had mad them regulars with a very good commander...not very nice at all...;)

      Best regards Michael

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  9. Amazing work.. You set a high standard for the rest of us gamers. What size base are you using? 40 x 40mm?

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    1. Thank you very much !!!

      Yes they are 40x40 bases.

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  10. Looks like a great game! Nice to BP getting an outing on your blog.

    Christopher

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    1. It was a greate game indeed, thank you very much Christopher !

      I was also nice to get back an play som BP, was almost 3 years sins my last game !!!

      http://www.dalauppror.blogspot.se/2011/03/battle-at-fort-st-john-september-1775.html

      Might be time to dust of the old AWI collection...

      Best regards Michael

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  11. Thank you very much ! My friend Jesper are a very talanted painted and had arranged a great event for us.

    Best regards Michael

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  12. Great AAR from a great AAR! Jesper put on a truly spectacular game with lovely painted miniatures and an interesting scenario.

    There were some outrageous dice rolling on both sides, and the battle swung back and forth for a while, but in the end the British got a little over-confident and charged with their left flank when they perhaps should have held their ground.

    Søren, a very skilled player, wisely choose the more patient road and was rewarded with a much deserved victory.

    Oh well, you live and learn ... :)

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  13. Michael, that's a terrific report and set of photos - a tremendous set-up.

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  14. Wonderful setup, some real eye candy.

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  15. Great looking figures and terrain!

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  16. Excellent stuff as always!!! War of 1812 ... awesome ... you definitely cover some of the less common periods which is nice to see! :-)

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