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23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 8:33 a.m. PST



All Rev War gamers are familiar with the American disaster at Camden in 1780. While fascinating it is of very limited tactical options in my humble opinion. Sort of a line them up move forward game. How to fight it while making an Interesting game? Move the battle a little up the road north of its actual site. Historically the battle was fought where it was as both armies bumped into each other and set up at that point. I am also giving Gates a chance to set up as he could have rather then following the historical deployment. From my reading Gates had planned on advancing on the British garrison at Camden and then digging in and waiting the British. That is what I am having Gates do here. Perhaps he will have a little better luck

Armies are in 25mm mostly Fife and Drum miniatures but a few Perry's. Rules used are my all-time favorite Loose Files and American Scramble. While not to everyone's taste I like these rules a lot and over the years they have given me many enjoyable games. I have altered the historical order of battle to combine smaller units into larger regiments. But I have kept the ratio of forces. The Americans have a larger army, but much of it is of poorer quality. The British army is smaller but contains more higher quality regiments.



Jozis Tin Man17 Apr 2018 8:44 a.m. PST

My family lived on Grannie's Quarter Creek at the time (not sure what the creek was called in 1780, so that might be our cabin on your table. (The house there now was not built until the 1820's.)

Since as best I can tell, we were part of the population just keeping our heads down and trying to stay out of trouble, your battle results leave us undecided still…

Great looking game and I really enjoyed your approach with a reasonable "what if" for what is otherwise a roll over for the British, assuming your rules take into account the green corn induced, ahem, issues in the Continental Army.

looks great!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

Most excellent.

Yellow Admiral17 Apr 2018 9:53 p.m. PST

Those are really nice looking figures, beautifully painted and gorgeously vexillated.

You should use a lot more cotton in your photography. Many of those shots of the table would benefit greatly from billowing clouds of smoke rolling away from the lines of muskets.

- Ix

Yellow Admiral17 Apr 2018 9:53 p.m. PST

Cool scenario idea, BTW. I'm gonna steal that one. :-)

- Ix

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