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Microbiggie09 Apr 2019 7:15 p.m. PST

This was the first scenario for the 1759 Sugar Islands campaign. I'm using Sharp Practice 2 for the game and I am basing it on the booklet by Stuart Insch-Wargaming the Sugar Islands Campaigns:A Guide to the British Expedition to Martinique and Guadaloupe in 1759.
It involved British marines and seaman securing a fort on Point Negro outside Fort Royale on Martinique. Royal navy warships have silenced the guns but the Marines must drive off the remaining defenders to ensure that guns will not be put back in service.
The backside of the fort has a incomplete earthwork protecting it-more extensive than what is left to man it. William had just 2) 8 men groups of Compaignes de la Marine and 2) 8 man groups of Cannoneers 16 troops and 4 Big men. Their deployment point was back at the point of the fleche. John had the British landing force. I used my Grenadiers for the marines. He had 2) 3X8 man groups of marines (grenadiers) and a 12 man group of seaman. Total of 60 men and 4 Big men(III lvl, 2-II lvl and one lvl I man) to begin with. The scenario gives 16 points of support for the attacker which John used for an extra Lvl II and Lvl I leader, a marksman, and a water cart and a ammo cart.
They start from the right road edge.

The red colum arrrives by Mark Luther, on Flickr
The French in position by Mark Luther, on Flickr
Sailors head for the barricades by Mark Luther, on Flickr

English advance into the barricades by Mark Luther, on Flickr

And that is cause for the French to say enough by Mark Luther, on Flickr

I will be running another 7YW game based on Guadaloupe at our may Game Day, 5/11/19 at Gigabites Cafe in Marietta, Ga


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2019 2:28 a.m. PST

Great AAR.,I plan on running something similar next year at the SYW convention.thanx.,forthe Link.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2019 10:58 a.m. PST

Nice report and smart to use grenadiers as Marines!

Microbiggie10 Apr 2019 12:46 p.m. PST

I just didn't have the time to convert them and they do look like Marine grenadiers. And they are only in the 1st scenario at any rate.

Terry3724 Apr 2019 9:53 a.m. PST

Great looking table!!!! Fun looking game!!!


Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

What grit….and atmosphere!

Mark, you're games always exude immersion [in the subject period].

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jun 2019 10:10 a.m. PST

Crann Tara Miniatures recently added British Marines wearing those odd looking cloth miters and these should fit in with Sugar Islands games.

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