The game in question pitted a motley force of British troops consisting of 2 units of Rangers 6 Mohawk allies and a unit of Regulars from the Black Watch against a French raiding party of Hurons and Canadian Militia. The British regulars were held off board as reinforcements leaving the Irregulars and Indians to bear the brunt of the French attack. My son Micheal and myself took the Brits while my mate Colin and his son Josh took the Frenchies.
|Yasger's Farm. General shot of the battlefield|
I changed the scenario details slightly from the book by splitting the built up area in to two parts to make the French job just that little bit more difficult (we needn't have bothered as it turned out).
The Brits deployed one unit of Rangers in the buildings at Yasger's Farm while the Indians and 2nd Ranger unit did their best to protect Old man Yasger's neighbours.
We diced for side plots and the French commander was accompanied by his good lady while the Ranger officer swore an oath to protect the lives of one of his units.
The game began reasonably well fort he Brits with unit of Rangers at Yasger's farm taking up a decent defensive position and waiting for the Canadian Militia to appear on the scene. On the opposite flank the Mohawks and Rangers advanced to put a stop to any Huron activity in front of them. Unfortunately for the Brits. The regular reinforcements failed to arrive until the 4th move and played little part in the battle.
|Yasger's farm (left) and his neighbours property (right)|
|Huron Indians cross Yasger's Creek to engage the British defenders|
By this time the Black Watch had arrived and despite charging on as quickly as they could, failed to stop the French from burning old man Yasger's place to the ground and routing both units of Rangers.So ultimately an easy win for the French. The French succeeded in defending the Officers good lady while the Brits failed miserably as the unit our leader had pledged to defend were either decimated by Indians or eaten by a bear!
|The Mohawks advance to engage the Huron|
|Canadian Militia move in to torch Old Man Yasger's farm while their officer and his good lady look on.|