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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Mar 2019 3:13 p.m. PST

Which historical land battle from this war is your favorite?

Schlesien12 Mar 2019 3:31 p.m. PST

Battle of Crysler's Farm

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 3:54 p.m. PST

Battle of New Orleans.


Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 3:55 p.m. PST

River Raisin

Musketballs12 Mar 2019 4:01 p.m. PST

Stoney Creek 1813

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 4:05 p.m. PST

Lundy's Lane.

von Schwartz12 Mar 2019 4:08 p.m. PST

Battle of New Orleans

epturner Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 4:20 p.m. PST

Queenston Heights and Crysler's Farm


Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 4:40 p.m. PST

Battle of Chippewa


Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 4:45 p.m. PST

New Orleans

Duncan Adams12 Mar 2019 5:18 p.m. PST

North Point

Glengarry512 Mar 2019 5:30 p.m. PST

Lundy's Lane

Jakar Nilson12 Mar 2019 5:40 p.m. PST

Siege of Detroit

UpperCanada12 Mar 2019 5:49 p.m. PST

Lundy's Lane, & Crysler's Farm

Corporal Fagen12 Mar 2019 6:00 p.m. PST

Thames, Bladensburg

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 6:04 p.m. PST

New Orleans

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 6:20 p.m. PST

New Orleans

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2019 9:54 p.m. PST

Lundy's Lane and New Orleans

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 1:49 a.m. PST

Tippecanoe, the one that started the whole shebang!

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 1:54 a.m. PST

New Orleans

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 1:55 a.m. PST

Chippewa and Lundy's Lane's

Garde de Paris13 Mar 2019 5:30 a.m. PST

New Orleans. You can use a battalion of Napoleon's old guard Grenadiers on the US side as New Orleans militia!


Son of MOOG13 Mar 2019 5:31 a.m. PST

Tie between Crysler's Farm and Sackett's Harbor. Also love Chippewa, Lundy's Lane and Queenston Heights.

Vigilant13 Mar 2019 5:44 a.m. PST

Washington DC

22ndFoot13 Mar 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

Queenston Heights, Chateauguay, Crysler's Farm, Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington.

21eRegt13 Mar 2019 7:02 a.m. PST

Lake Erie
Lundy's Lane
Constitution vs. Guerriere

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 8:46 a.m. PST

Chippewa and Lundy's lane; both American and British/Canadian armies were equals, which makes for a hard fought war game.

Razor7813 Mar 2019 9:02 a.m. PST

Sacketts Harbor…amphibious landing stuff

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 11:31 a.m. PST

All three actions on the Niagara frontier in 1814-Chippawa, Lundy's Lane and Fort Erie.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 11:36 a.m. PST

I agree with many, Chippewa and Lundy's Lane.

Legion 413 Mar 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

Battle of New Orleans …

michaelsbagley13 Mar 2019 2:48 p.m. PST

Battle of Frenchtown, with Bladensburg and/or Battle of the Thames as close seconds

warwell14 Mar 2019 1:16 a.m. PST
Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 2:26 a.m. PST

Another interesting fight was the American delaying action at North Point in 1814.

Vincent14 Mar 2019 8:38 a.m. PST

Chippewa and Lundy's Lane

skedaddle14 Mar 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

Lundy's Lane

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 5:42 p.m. PST

Harve de Grace, MD. if referring to the US-British War; Borodino if talking Napoleonic Wars.

Saginaw14 Mar 2019 8:16 p.m. PST

Land battle, I'd say the Battle of New Orleans. It was the closet War of 1812 battle to Texas, which was then a part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Virreinato de Nueva España). At that time, the colony was fighting for independence from Spain and, in 1821, would gain its freedom and become the nation of Mexico.

Naval battle, the USS Constitution vs. the HMS Guerriere, and the beginning of a legend.

Phrodon20 Mar 2019 11:50 a.m. PST

Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane

WarpSpeed31 Mar 2019 4:06 p.m. PST

Stoney Creek.

Frank the Arkie06 Apr 2019 5:49 p.m. PST

Jackson's attack on Pensacola, November 1814. Spanish Louisiana regiment, local militia, Indians, British marines, and British sailors vs. American regulars and militia (including Mississippi dragoons). One of these days I'll game this campaign.

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2019 8:10 a.m. PST

Sackett's Harbor. Mainly because I grew up in the area.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2019 12:36 p.m. PST

Borodino, 1st Platosk, Saltanovka is always fun to wargame

huevans01125 May 2019 1:54 p.m. PST

They are all pretty frustrating from a technical perfectionist's point of view because the guys in Europe were more experienced and competent. There is a screaming bad mistake by one side – if not both – in each of the large battles in Canada in 1813 and 1814. Almost no skirmisher screening for instance in most of the battles.

In terms of personalities, it's hard not to like De Salaberry at Chateauguay in 1813. In terms of result (for a Canadian anyway), it's hard not to like Chrysler's Farm.

RudyNelson02 Jun 2019 6:49 p.m. PST

I would have to select from one of the four battles that the American lost in Alabama. Two by the Ga/Carolina force , Acroose and Calabee Creek . And two by Tenn, Eumafau and Entichoppo Creek sp.

BW195903 Jun 2019 4:16 p.m. PST

Siege of Fort Meigs

Battle of the Thames

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