|Richard seemingly praying for victory|
The Tuesday remote group game saw only two players taking up arms while Graham set out a recreation of the Battle of Prestonpans for a play test of his rules. Richard would command the Government Army while I took command of the Highlanders under Bonnie Prince Charles. While the historical battle may have concluded in about 30 minutes, this refight lasted considerably longer.
On to battle!
|The Highlander advance begins|
|Government artillery fires once and the gunners flee!|
|Cavalry on the British left charge.|
they are met by Highlanders.
|The cavalry is repulsed with great casualties|
as the Highlanders march on.
|Platoon fire erupts along the line.|
Casualties among the Highlanders are withering.
|Two Highland charges go in.|
|One gets stuck in and the second is repulsed|
as the Highlanders rout.
|Highlanders charge the disordered cavalry|
and drive them off.
|A second Highland regiment breaks and runs |
while the Highlanders in the distance
are caught in the rear.
Fighting fore and aft, the cavalry are driven off.
|Government forces figure the best defense |
is an offense. They advance.
|Highlanders charge the Government left|
with two regiments. 2-to-1!
|Two Government regiments are put to flight|
as a third Highland charge goes in.
|They, too, break, as the British are in flight.|
|In hot pursuit, the British are cut down as they run.|
The British Army has collapsed!