|Battlefield and Initial Deployments|
Let's see how the battle played out.
At 75% casualties (!), the battle is over and the remnants of the British left wing limp back toward safety. Victory to the Rebels!
|The British face a long line of Rebels upon the heights.|
|Americans on the left and Anglo-Germans on the right.|
|Rebels step forward to close the range.|
|British cross the river in force|
with two regiments making for the ford on the right.
|Rall and his Hessians advance on the American right.|
The dragoons charge the skirmishers but pull up short.
|Fire erupts from the Americans. |
The once confident (and newly painted) dragoons suffer
mightily before breaking for the rear.
|Militia on the American right fire into Rall.|
|Seeing the dragoons flee, Morale Check time.|
The light infantry skedaddle having rolled a double 1.
One Hessian regiment breaks for the rear.
|A second British regiment rolls a double 1 |
and flees the battlefield.
|While the American skirmishers in the dead ground |
between the lines break to the rear, the remaining
Hessian regiment is the target of concentrated fire.
|The Hessians break and another British regiment|
on the British right is destroyed.
For the British (and Matt), the action at White Plains was a brutal affair. Early in the battle, Matt suffered three double 1's in morale checks. At least two of the three failed checks caused Redcoat regiments to evaporate. The American militia on the far right of the American line (barely visible in most of the game photos) activated only once (or was it twice?) the entire battle. When it did activate, it hit Rall with a devastating volley causing ten hits. Even outnumbered nearly 2-to-1, the Rebels proved that they are tough to dislodge when defending favorable ground. As seen time and time again, attacking in R&P is perilous.
As always, a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning. Matt's table is always a pleasure to fight over. This time, the Rebels bounced back from their record of 1-1-1 at Long Island.
What is up next in this series? Perhaps the Battle of Fort Washington or Battle of Trenton. We will see.
Thanks again to Matt for hosting another superb outing.