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Pete Lowitt23 Jan 2019 4:56 p.m. PST

I'm trying to pull together an OOB for Plattsburgh premised on Izard disobeying Armstrong's orders to leave for Sackets Harbor. Who would command the Brigades and how ere they organized? Any suggestions would be welcomed.

Eagle7625 Jan 2019 5:53 p.m. PST

Don Hickey may be able to help with your project.

Are you concluding that MacDonough lost the naval battle? Is this to be a singular land action with Prevost in command?

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 10:57 a.m. PST

I have done some preliminary research on Izard's order of battle as of 31 July 1814 that you are welcome to have.

I take it that like me you want to game Plattsburg, but the more one's studies the battle the more you realize that the British should have easily defeated Macomb's small force with or without naval support. So, gaming a historical battle is bound to be a one sided affair. Hence the rationale for developing a redux version of the battle where Izard acts on his own initiative and keeps his whole army intact in preparation for a certain British/Canadian invasion.

To that end I have built an preliminary OOB based on Quimby's "The U.S. Army in the War of 1812", Graves', "And All Their Glory Past" and Grodzinski's, "Defender of Canada". If you would like a copy of what I have researched so far please send me your email address via PM and I will send a Word Attachment.

Pete Lowitt28 Jan 2019 3:48 p.m. PST

Eagle 76. I'm focusing on the what if land battle for the time being. I have yet to find a naval rules set that suits my fancy. Provost will command and we will see how he performs. I use carnage and glory 2 computer aided rules which can be used to reflect his less than stellar tactical skills. I believe that John Grodinski has done a good job rehabilitating his strategic reputation.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 8:42 p.m. PST

Hi Pete,
If you are looking for naval rules for your Plattsburg game, may I suggest that you look into Post Captain.

I trialed the game and completed a report on Post Captain through my blog. For your consideration;

It is great to see more TMPers game the War of 1812.

Pete Lowitt29 Jan 2019 5:06 a.m. PST

Iron Duke, I'm a big fan of your blog and have been inspired to emulate your efforts. I have run Craney Island at Huzzah in Maine and will be running it at Cold Wars in March using the Carnage and Glory rules. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Thanks for your excellent research and inspiring efforts.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2019 11:09 a.m. PST

Hi Pete, you are most kind. I am always happy to help those interested in gaming the War of 1812.
BTW I had a cursory look at your blog; you have outstanding terrain and figures. It is a genuine pleasure to view. Well done! I will shortly look at it in more detail.

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