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23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2018 9:18 a.m. PST

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The Battle of Chippawa was small in terms of the number of regiments. The main fight on the "plain" was between three regular infantry battalions and an artillery battery on each side. In the woods, militia, volunteers and Native Americans fought out a very different battle. To me that is what makes it tactically intriguing. It is easily imagined, easily understood because it is a smaller "playing field." There are regulars facing off, the power of artillery and a deadly game of hide-and-seek in the woods.


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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2018 9:29 a.m. PST

Nice report Mark. Thanks for sharing it.

It looks like they updated the maps/display tables since I was last there about five years ago.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing!

Redblack17 Jul 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

Great REport I have been on the field several times and agree with you that it is a special place Highly recommended to all who can get there No matter what genre you game you will get an insight into what a battlefield looks like

Schlesien17 Jul 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

Agree, thanks for sharing.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2018 3:48 p.m. PST

great job ..thanx

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

Terrific, Thanks!

KSmyth18 Jul 2018 7:09 p.m. PST

Nice post. Thank you.

Glenn Pearce02 Aug 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

Hello 23rdFusilier!

A very long time ago I attended a re-enactment. That really brought the battlefield to life. I think Parks Canada still shows the dates that these will happen. So I highly recommend anyone who plans on visiting any battlefields in Canada to see if they can attend on a day with the re-enactment taking place.

Our club photographer got an amazing shot which I used for a letterhead for our group for a long time.

Best regards,

Glenn

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