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POLL: Have You Gamed the Battle of Bladensburg?


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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I fool with it now and then. Camden, too, and for much the same reason--because there's nothing wrong with the army that giving it a real commander won't cure, as witness Cowpens, Guilford and Godly Wood. I won't say generals aren't sometimes let down by their troops, but a LOT of troops have been let down by their generals.

Use free deployment and a Cowpens/Guilford style defense--or, looked at another way, have the militia rested, in place and knowing what's expected of them--and it's a tough nut for the British to crack.

It's not a screwdriver's fault that it's a lousy hammer.

Pity about the timing, though. The burning of Washington was about a century and a half or so early.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes, multiple times
2
1%
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no
64
41%
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I would like to
23
15%
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other (explain)
0
0%
 
yes
12
8%
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never heard of it
34
22%
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not interested in the War of 1812
23
15%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
In your miniature wargaming experiences, have you ever played this battle from the War of 1812?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.