It is 1759. The siege of Fort Niagara has begun. The British have sent our small ranging parties to scout for any French relief forces. They are small companies of Rangers, troops from the New York Regiment and light infantry from the line battalions in the area.
One has blundered into the path of the van of the force of Captain François-Marie Le Marchand de Lignery and is now racing for the relative safety of the lines at La Belle Famille. A large party of militia, Compagnies Franches and Iroquois.
I'll be making the rules up as I go along.
|The raiders appear on the table.|
|The British Lines - formed regular troops fiore with added effect.|
|The French mass|
|French Regulars are just out of range.|
|Indians bowled over by a volley.|
By this stage both the British units had fallen below fifty percent of their original strength and I thought it best to draw a merciful veil over the susequent proceedings. More tomorrow.