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Battle for Fort Duquesne

Postby steve lampon » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:47 pm

I have been helping play test a set of rules under development by Steve Danes (Father Tilly). Savage Frontiers are for company/skirmish sized actions in the F&IW/AWI.

We have played 4-5 games now, this game was loosely based on the British expedition against Fort Duquesne. Major James Grant was ordered to reconnoiter the area with 850 men ahead of the main attack. He vastly underestimated the strength of the French defenders and against the advice of a subordinate decided to attack. Grant divided his force into three, one as a decoy, one lay in ambush in the hope of surprising any attack on the decoy, and one in reserve.

The French and indian force was actually much larger than anticipated and overwhelmed the decoy and the ambushers who had to try to come to their rescue

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Indians advance out of the fort to confront the approaching British.

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Closely followed by a force of French-Canadian militia.

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The French regulars were sent to attack a small settlement just outside the fort that had been occupied by some Provincials.

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Militia and Provincials prepare for the attack by the French regulars.

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British regulars and combined grenadiers advance out of the woods.

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Compagnies Franches de la Marine come to blows with Anstruther's 58th Foot.

Regulars/provincials are usually 12 figures, 4 bases of 3. Militia/rangers/light infantry, troops in extended order are usually 9 figures, 3 bases of 3. Irregulars/indians are usually 8 figures, 4 bases of 2.

Each troop type has a grade from 3 (best) - 6 (worst). The grade dictates their ability to move/shoot and is used for morale and combat.

Each troop type will also have certain associated abilities e.g. Resolute, Scout, Marksmen, Forest Spirit. As an example Forest Spirit allows indians which are normally grade 4 to become grade 3 when in woods for the purposes of morale/evade/charges etc.
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Re: Battle for Fort Duquesne

Postby subedai » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:38 pm

Very, very nice looking game.
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Re: Battle for Fort Duquesne

Postby SteveJ » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:50 pm

Very impressive- some lovely figure painting on show there.
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