The objective of the engagement was for the American force to keep the British from crossing a bridge at their end of the table. They had three different formations to accomplish this: one of three groups of Continentals and a medium gun, one of two groups of State Line troops, and the 3rd was a group of light infantry. The British force was identical, except it didn't have a gun. It did have an extra officer to help out with its regulars, though.
|American main entry point|
|American secondary entry point|
|British entry point|
|Overview of the table|
Once the two sides were within range of each other, the British had the good fortune of having their chip come up first. Two groups of the regulars unleashed a first volley at the state troops to their front. 21 dice were rolled and only ones missed. Despite this fact, when the smoke cleared the British commander was dismayed to see only two casualties inflicted along with two point of shock on each group. The Americans leveled their muskets and also fired a controlled volley at the disciplined ranks before them. One dead, two points of shock on each of the two groups.
|The Americans inflict some damage|
Behind this action, the American light company fired at the provincial companies, but only managed to ring up one point of shock on each.
|Firing at phantoms in the wood|
|The British lights survey the action from near the church|
|Confusion at the bridge.|
All in all, it was a fun little skirmish and I am eager to move on to the next one.