Terrain for the battle uses a roughly 5 foot by 5 foot section of game table marked off in four inch hexes. Brandywine Creek runs generally in a north/south direction with Washington's colonials on the east bank and Knyphausen on the west bank of the creek. Sullivan defends Brinton's Ford while Greene defends Chadd's Ford.
|Anglo-Germans make their approach march |
toward Brandywine Creek.
The Americans lay in wait.
|Vaughn's Brigade leads the British column as contact|
is made with Maxwell's light infantry.
Vaughn's infantry deploys into line astride road to
|Stirn's Germans march quickly toward Brinton's Ford. |
The lead regiment deploys into line.
|Vaughn and Maxwell skirmish in front of Chadd's Ford.|
|Greene orders his command to stiffen the defenses|
at the ford.
|Mirbach takes fire from the ford |
and the artillery on the hill.
|Vaughn attempts to outflank Maxwell.|
In the distance, Greene crosses the ford in strength.
|Greene chooses to take the fight to the enemy |
on the west bank of Brandywine Creek.
Is he trying to defeat the British before
they can form up or buy time?
|As British regiments arrive, they are deployed |
to the left and right of the road in
an attempt to turn Greene's flank.
Casualties are beginning to climb.
|The British are working around both flanks|
of the Americans in front of Chadd's Ford.
|16th Lt Dragoons swing around to attack from the south. |
Their attack is repulsed with casualties.
The Americans still control the approaches to the ford
as more American regiments pass over to the west bank.
|Back at Brinton's Ford, the Germans charge|
into the defenders at the ford and take fire
from the artillery in the redoubt.
They are repulsed with casualties.
|The Germans attack!|
|A second effort sees the Germans gain control of the ford.|
The grenadiers are moving up quickly in support as heavy
artillery unlimbers on the hills overlooking the fords.
|In a vicious counterattack,|
the Germans are repelled from the ford.
One German regiment is destroyed and Stirn is down.
|This attack meets success as the 71st enters the fray.|
Sullivan's defenders are driven back as British guns take
chunks out of the American defenders.
|In front of Chadd's Ford, the lines are extending as each|
tries to outflank the other.
The American bridgehead is under pressure.
|And in a blink of an eye, the American bridgehead at |
Chadd's Ford collapses.
Rebels are scrambling to reach safety on the
east bank of the creek.
|Many American regiments are cut down in |
their attempt to escape.
Both Maxwell and Greene's Brigades are broken.
Muhlenberg and Greene are hors de combat.
|With Greene's Division broken and in retreat,|
the British pick up the chase.
|At Brinton's Ford, the Highlanders push on.|
The battle is over.