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ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 8:31 p.m. PST

The story of our 1757 imagineered Seven Years' War Battle of Madras, India is here:

link

See the colorful forces of Jim P., Der Alte Fritz, and mine fight in The Carnatic. Numerous natives, Sepoys, European regulars, palm trees and more.

The story is told by captioned photos mostly via dialogue rather than narration. This allows development of relationships, personalities, friction between leaders and more.

Take a look.
Respectfully,
Bill P.
Chronicler of the adventures of General Pettygree

21eRegt08 Aug 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

If my boys had been there we'd have shown them what for! <GRIN>

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

Excellent battle report. I love the BAR rules myself!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

Mike, if your boys had been there they would have provided more targets for the native cavalry allied with the British.

They rolled over two squadrons of Europe cavalry and two bands of native cavalry, and then capped off their day by over running the French artillery battery from the flank. It was flabbergasting to say the least.

It all happened on the French left flank, which I faced. I saw a mass of soldiers headed my way so I launched the cavalry hoping to merely slow down the French attack, so I had no expectations for them. Their performance obviously far exceeded expectations. I can't recall ever seeing one unit do so much in a wargame, just a lucky day for them.

Fritz

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 2:13 p.m. PST

Needed more NativeCavalry for the French. Damn Fischers Hussars…Next time Bill..next time..Great Game.!

Striker08 Aug 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

Hey Jim, one of the groups of cavalry that were in the field turned and charged the household cavalry that was pursuing, beat them up in the melee, and then rode them down! It looked like that caused a bit of disruption to the French cause.

Codsticker08 Aug 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

Splendiferous! I always enjoy the entertainment provided by Bill P.

*the Indus Miniatures are indeed awesome. I have a bunch waiting to be painted and plan on buying more in October.

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

What a lot of good comments and fun above! I appreciate all you chaps say, the time you invested to play in the game or look in on the unique story.
Shabash,
Bill P.

Swampking11 Aug 2017 1:53 a.m. PST

Great blog and awesome reporting! It reminds me of some of the reports I've read in the old 'Empires, Eagles and Lions' zine!

Love the figures as well – not my scale but wonderful looking armies.

I thought that the Trojan-esque War might be my last wargaming project but after seeing this, I might have to delve into the 7YW in India in 15mm in a year or two.

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