A while back, I posted several photos of my 15mm AWI figures (and recently posted pix of Stephen Huckaby’s and Eric Kessler’s 25mm AWI game). I have long held an interest in the American Revolution because one of my ancestors participated on the American side.
My sixth-great-grandfather, Moses Mingus, was a resident of Montgomery in Orange County, New York. He enlisted in the army on March 30, 1777, and served until the spring of 1783. He was in Captain James Black’s Company in Colonel William Malcom’s regiment. This was one of sixteen regiments in the Continential Army officered by General George Washington, but it did not actually belong to the Line of any particular State. It was credited to New York.
Hessian infantry overruns an American artillery battery defending the stone bridge over Assunpink Creek. (Click on each photograph to enlarge it.)
Charge! readers and Erie, Pennsylvania, wargamers Eric Kessler and Stephen Huckaby sent me some very nice photos of a 25mm AWI game using a scenario for the Second Battle of Trenton (also known as the Battle of the Assunpink Creek, which took place on January 2, 1777). I believe they used Brother Against Brother as the rules.
Trenton, a once peaceful colonial New Jersey town, is rattled a second time in the American Revolution by the discordant sounds of warfare as combatants maneuver for advantage. American advance forces significantly delayed Lord Cornwallis’s forces before slipping across the creek to prepared defensive positions.
Some of you have asked for a few more photographs of my 15mm American Revolution games. Here are some more, as taken by Tom Poston at a past Cold Wars gaming convention in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish county). Click on the four photos to enlarge them for better detail.
British infantry masses for an attack on the American center. It should not take long to clean up this minor affair. The Americans are an undisciplined lot, and the training and experience of our officers and men will carry the day. “Steady, men, steady,” comes the reassuring word from the colonel. “God bless King George. Fix bayonets!”