|Volley Fire In the woods by British Highlanders|
Results for the 1755, "Battle in the Wilderness" year of the World-wide Muskets and Tomahawk Campaign are beginning to roll in. As a refresher here is the background and basics to the 1755 campaign.
On April 14, 1755, Governors of the British Provinces met in Virginia to determine a strategy to force the French from North America. It was determined that three separate expeditions would be launched against the enemy. Collectively these three expeditions have some similarities. All three entailed an expeditionary effort through remote wilderness areas. Both land expeditions ended up being ambushed. Additionally, during this year there were efforts on both sides to erect and improve the fortifications that protected the wilderness frontier for both sides. This required men, supplies and significant transportation effort to bring the needed supplies to these frontier forts. Often called the “battle for the Wilderness”, Commanders during 1755 had to make tradeoffs between escorting supplies, scouting, defending or launching an attack against an enemy expedition. Finally there were several instances where forces had to mount a hasty defense, conduct a pursuit of fleeing enemy or conduct rear guard actions. To reflect the nature of the conflict during 1755 five new mission objectives are created and the following tournament guidelines are provided to fight the battle of the Wilderness Campaign 1755.
Round 3: Engagement vs Hasty Defense
Player Character's Name Total Points Character's Promotion Points
Nick G Squinting Dog 1 Died in Battle
Pat H Lieut. Hillaurd 1 One more round to complete
Nick N. Lieut. Nestericue 0 Two more rounds to complete
Todd Lieut T 0 Died in Battle
Tristan Egushwa 9 2 + Natural Talent
Brian/Jim Lieut Lipscomb 4 One more round to complete
Dillon Indian Leader 0 Two more rounds to complete
Tom K. Lieut. LeBouty 10 2+Natural Talent
Luke D Lieut. Dixon 8 One More rounds to complete
Ranger Bob Wolf with Two Kills 0 Two more rounds to complete
Roy Lieut. Williams 1 Two more rounds to complete
Jeff W. Lieut Wiltrout 10 1+ Natural Trait
Oskar/Maanus Lieut Goldsberry 5 1+ Natural Trait
Bill/John Lieut Hawks 4 One more round to complete
Larissa Lieut Larissa 4 Two more rounds to complete
John K. Lieut McBean 2 Two more rounds to complete
|French Allies Charging up a hill in "Pursuit"|
Updated Results as of 13 Sept 2014:
1755 Round 1: Expedition vs Ambush objective.
French Points: 7
British Points: 16 (British victory)
1755 Round 2: Pursuit vs Rear Guard Objective.
French Points: 8 (French victory)
British Points: 5
1755 Round 3: Engagement vs Hasty Defense
French Points: 10
British Points: 13 (British victory)
Here is what the campaign game overall situation looks like leading into the next round.
|British have a slight lead in the 1755 results.|
Pictures of our M&T Games Day at Barrage 2014:
|Early Morning. All four tables set up.|
I'm in the red shirt running the demo in the distance.
|Two players playing the demo.|
|Table 2 starts the Expedition vs Ambush Scenario.|
|A unit of Goreham's Rangers (with Pursuit Obj) fires on French Regulars serving|
as a Rear Guard.
|British Regulars open fire at French Marines|
Pursuit vs Rear Guard
Everyone had a great time. I think we've recruited a few more players to the M&T system and perhaps to the campaign.