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Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2019 4:40 p.m. PST

Bug issues, lets try this. 5th time the charm.

I am reposting this because I have been told you can't find the post anymore. I tried it and sure enough it has disappeared. So if you have already seen and you don't want to see it again then just move along. You can sign up to follow my Flickr page if you wish.

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Berzerker7311 Feb 2019 6:25 p.m. PST

Wow that terrain and game looks great!

Winston Smith11 Feb 2019 7:53 p.m. PST

I love your Trenton.
And it gladdens my heart to see Continentals emerging from the woods to fire volleys into the flanks of the lobsterbacks.

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2019 7:09 a.m. PST

Beautiful work.

WarWizard12 Feb 2019 7:42 a.m. PST

Excellent. Can I ask where did you get all those lovely buildings?

Oppiedog12 Feb 2019 12:19 p.m. PST

Trenton never looked so good.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2019 4:26 p.m. PST

When I gave the Americans their pre-game briefing I told the guys commanding Hand's and Scott's brigades to be aggressive. The two regiments of Riflemen moved through the woods as if they were light woods. For the British it was heavy woods. The American players kept track of their movement on paper. They would just appear and fire a volley then disappear. The British players hated all of this. The Americans were gleeful.

They got more aggressive than I expected. They were charging the British on their flanks. Needless to say the British players where taken by complete surprise.

The British players were determine to force their way down the road and ignore the Americans. But they were eventually forced to deploy their light infantry into the woods to confront them.

The highlight for the Americans was when the Guards Battalion routed into the woods. They recovered quickly but they were now in the middle of heavy woods. The anxiety on the faces of the British players was priceless. That was exactly what I was going for.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2019 4:31 p.m. PST

Some of the buildings are JR Miniatures, I bought them from GAJO. Some are Hovels. I forgot where I bought the mill but I had to assemble and paint it. The rest are custom, scratched built, from my research and specifications.

The Douglass, Potts, Hunt, and Quaker meeting houses were researched by me and I had them built. I didn't use the Trenton Barracks in the 2nd battle but I did use it in the 1st Battle. It was also researched by me. The Barracks, Douglass House and the Quaker meeting house are the only buildings that I know of that are still standing form the original battles

In the first battle the roads were not that important so I did not define them as well. In the 2nd battle the roads are very important. So I defined the roads more. Here is a link to my albums and you can compare the two battles.

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In the first game I played the Hessians by myself, in the second game I played the American units on the other side of the river. They were hidden for most of the game, so my fellow club members played the early active units. I didn't want someone standing around with nothing to do. That way if they get shot up really bad early, they can then take over some of the other units that were hidden. If that makes sense.

Winston Smith12 Feb 2019 4:46 p.m. PST

Try looking at laser cut buildings. Sarissa, Impudent Mortal and Thingsfromthebasement make quite a few that work very well for the AWI.
In fact, that's what I thought a few if yours were.
Great looking winter board.
Winter in New Jersey. Yuch. grin

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2019 5:10 p.m. PST

The creek in the first battle was not as important. So I used a smaller creek model. The second battle the creek is extremely important so I used a larger creek model.

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