Last week saw the return of George to BIG who had been even busier on the painting front during 'Lockdown II' than he had been in 'Lockdown I' having expanded his British AWI units into 24 figure regiments all now with eye-catching standards...
Splitting his regiments into battalion groups of 12 men, we settled on playing an 85 point Rebels and Patriots game, the scenario loosely based on the First Clash at Laments Ridge from the book, using a hay cart in lieu of a ridge.
Well that was an amazing collapse by my Americans following a whole series of really poor dice rolling on Morale checks! At one point the number of casualties inflicted on the British did seem to indicate that victory would fall to the Rebels but the Gods of War(gaming) had other ideas!
It was good to dust off Rebels and Patriots (playing with almost four times the suggested army size) after playing Sharp Practice almost exclusively this year and it provides a different game with the same miniatures, although the experience of defeat was strangely the same! :D