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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2023 7:36 p.m. PST

"Off we go into another Sharp Practice 2 campaign. This time out, the structure is a little different. I've been fascinated for years by the War of 1812 campaigns in the Chesapeake Bay area of the Eastern United States. These were a series of hit and run raids by the British army in conjunction with and supported by the Royal Navy. Never designed or imagined by the British to seize and occupy enemy territory, they were instead intended to create either (or both) of two hoped-for results. One, the American government would be pressured by the states around the Chesapeake to seek peace with the British and end the terrorization of the local populations and destruction of property and goods. Second, there was a hope that the US government would be pressured to commit more troops to the area and thus not to the Northern frontier. This would serve to weaken the northern US forces and relieve the pressure on the Crown forces in Upper and Lower Canada. To achieve these goals, the British set about to execute lightning raids against communities and plantations around the Chesapeake and its innumerable waterways. They were designed to be short expeditions, never venturing too far inland (and away from Royal Navy support), and attempting to destroy public and private property and capture moveable supplies for return to the fleet. With the obvious exceptions of the larger Bladensburg to Washington and North Point to Baltimore raids, the majority of the British actions were small affairs, perfect for Sharp Practice 2…"

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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2023 8:45 a.m. PST

What a great random events regime for a campaign!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2023 2:07 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it…


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