I had an opportunity to host a Regimental Fire & Fury war of 1812 game yesterday at the club. The game went very well. Here are some photos of the game. My thanks to Bob, Paul, Mike and Matt for playing in the game!
|The Stalwart Warriors! (l to r) Paul, Bob, Mike and Matt.|
|Americans defending Farmer White's Fields. The photo shows American artillery supported by the 3rd US Volunteers behind them, Pennsylvania Volunteers on their flank and further to the left, the NY Greens Volunteer Regiment.|
|A close-up of the NY Greens under fierce attack by the Voltigeurs Canadiens ably supported by the 100th Regiment of Foot. The Voltiguers' attack was very successful as they swept the NY Greens from the field.|
|Not seen very often in the War of 1812 - British and Canadian cavalry charging the 9th US Infantry. The 9th successfully held off the attack.|
|I wanted to include this picture to highlight the great terrain from my friend Andrew. These are his fields and the buildings in the upper right-hand corner are just really beautiful! They make a perfect farm for old-man White!|
The battle ended up being larger than I anticipated and so we did not get to a complete conclusion. I hope to run it again this summer here at the house so we can hopefully fight the whole game. As it was the Americans held onto the farm and could have pretty easily held the small bridge which was a tertiary victory condition. The British caused more casualties then they took, and I think given a few more turns, they would have given the Americans a run for their money in the fight to control the farm.
The players also provided me with some great feedback on the victory conditions which I will incorporate into my next game.
Overall I would say that this was a very successful game which I hope players enjoyed participating in.