Battle of Monongahela…and a good fight it was!

Last Monday we fought two battles of Monongahela.  This is Braddock’s disaster in the Wilderness.  This battle is hard to play.  1. Because one side (the British) start out pretty much defeated.  2.  You have to find British commanders who have the stomach to command and not be dismayed..by anything.  In the Battle of Monongahela that I got to play ( as a French Indian ally),  I had the pleasure of going against a British commander who had more “stomach”  and more morale that made this battle an absolute pleasure to play.   A huge <Salute> to General Andy!   The following photos will tell the story,  but know that the British never stopped fightin and never stopped playing till the bitter end…very good times…thanks again Andy!

 

the battle field...it is all heavy woods, accept where the British have built a road and that road ends ......

the battle field…it is all heavy woods, accept where the British have built a road and that road ends ……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British column of the other game played in 15mm

British column of the other game played in 15mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British marching along..the battle was a meeting engagement

British marching along..the battle was a meeting engagement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the British Grenadiers put the Quebec Militia to flight.  High water mark of the fight for the British.

the British Grenadiers put the Quebec Militia to flight. High water mark of the fight for the British.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Gully in the woods.  Here the British regulars tried to make a stand but were shot to pieces

the Gully in the woods. Here the British regulars tried to make a stand but were shot to pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

outflanked with routing artillerists pushing through

outflanked with routing artillerists pushing through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the double out flank begins

the double out flank begins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last attempt to hold

Last attempt to hold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being in the Rear with the Gear, George Washington rallies the colonials to cover the British rout.  But because of the stoic defense of their Commander...more got away in this battle than the historical one!!

Being in the Rear with the Gear, George Washington rallies the colonials to cover the British rout. But because of the stoic defense of their Commander…more got away in this battle than the historical one!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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