Saturday, 8 March 2014

AWI 1778 Game Set up

AWI 1778 Game Set Up

I first got the idea for this game from this TMP post it was a good size game with lots of commands and most importantly it had some Hessians in, a must for one of our group who is painting all of them in 28mm. We have jigged the orbat round a bit (listed below) to fit in with our collections, really need to get some British artillery done !

The scenario is a British force attempting to out flank the Americans with re enforcements arriving randomly for both sides,  victory is gained by controlling the road junctions.

Rules will be British Grenadier, one of the few sets of rules to survive contact with our group unmodified. Figures are Perry and Foundry, I can only claim credit for the British the rest of the figs are from someone else's collection.

Some AWI games can be a bit tough for the American side, getting mullered by larger better Brits, this game doesn't have any Guards, Grenadiers or Lights so I'm hoping for a balanced game.



Table set up Brits will enter stage top left as viewed, Yanks from the two roads stage right.

British Orbat C in C Knyphausen

Advance Guard - Lt Col Wurmb
1st Hessian Jager Company 6 figs Rifles Elite
2nd Hessian Jager Company 6 figs Rifles Elite
Queens Rangers Company 6 figs Rifles Line
Lengerke Grenadiers 28 figs Line
Hessian Light Art 2 x 3pdrs

1st Hessian Brigade - Maj Gen Stirn
Von Donop IR 32 figs 2nd Line
Von Mirbach IR 32 figs 2nd Line
Von Lose Fusiliers 32 figs Line
Hessian Light Art 2 x 3 pdrs

2nd Hessian Brigade - Col Linsing
Linsing Grenadiers 28 figs Line
Minnigerode Grenadiers 28 figs Line

1st British Brigade -  Maj Gen Grey
15th Regt of Foot 24 figs Line
37th Regt of Foot 16 figs Line
44th Regt of Foot 20 figs Elite
1st Light Co 6 figs Elite
Royal Artillery 2 x 6pdrs

2nd British Brigade - Lt Col Agnew
17th Regt of Foot 16 figs Line
33rd Regt of Foot 24 figs Elite
46th Regt of Foot 20 figs Line
64th Regt of Foot 18 figs Line
2nd Light Co 6 figs Elite
Hessian Artillery 2 x 6pdrs



The Hessians are here !

American Orbat C in C Layfayette

1st Brigade Col Irvine
1st Pennsylvania 20 figs Line
7th Pennsylvania 24 figs 2nd Line

2nd Brigade Col Magaw
3rd Pennsylvania 20 figs 2nd Line
9th Pennsylvania 20 figs 2nd Line
Spencers Artillery 2 x 6pdrs

3rd Brigade Col Ogden
1st New Jersey 24 figs Line
2nd New Jersey 24 figs Line
3rd New Jersey 20 figs 2nd Line
New Jersey Lights 12 figs 2nd Line
Randalls Artillery 2 x 6pdrs

4th Brigade Brig Gren Poor
1st New Hampshire 16 figs 2nd Line
2nd New Hampshire 20 figs 2nd Line
3rd New Hampshire 16 figs 2nd Line
New Hampshire Lights 12 figs 2nd Line

5th Brigade Maj Gen Greene
2nd Maryland 24 figs Line
4th Maryland 16 figs Line
6th Maryland 20 figs Line

6th Brigade Col Durkee
4th Connecticut 16 figs 2nd Line
8th Connecticut 16 figs 2nd Line
1st Rhode Island 16 figs 2nd Line
Durkees Lights 9 figs 2nd Line

7th Brigade Col Gist
1st Penn Milita 16 figs Milita
2nd Penn Milita 16 figs Milita
3rd Penn Milita 16 figs Milita
4th Penn Milita 16 figs Milita

8th Brigade Col Forman
5th Penn Milita 20 figs Milita
6th Penn Milita 20 figs Milita

The game will start with the Hessians Advance Brigade marching on, see photos. The Yanks will have two random brigades on table which will be decided on the day. Re enforcements will arrive on a roll of a 6 on a d6 at the end of each turn, Brits get a +1 and +1 is added each turn, the die goes back to 6 each time a new Brigade arrives. Brits arrive in order of march, Yanks arrive in a random order on one of the 4 entry roads to the south.

I would think this game will last 2 or 3 sessions so I'll update soon