So, Eighteen Sixty-Something, somewhere in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
|The 5th Royal Highlanders arrive to support the Princess Louise Hussars.|
The table, minus buildings and troops was still up from last game so I decided to just tweak it and play a straight encounter with the armies entering on one or both of two roads based on die rolls.
My Chromebook is in the shop and anyway I haven't finished the revision of Hearts of Tin so I just winged the rules based on instinct and memory.
|A wider view of the table as the armies march on.|
The side controlling the crossroad at the end of 15 turns would win.
|Initial honours are fairly even.|
|Midgame, just before the US commander realizes that one of his units has appeared yet. (Oops)|
The Canadians focused their fire on the American gun and drove it back. ( or drove it back, it depends on whether or not a version of the Give Ground rule from the Square Brigadier is adopted. ) They then pulled back from a salient in the center and focussed on the American right. Fortuna smiled on their dice and frowned on the invaders to keep the averages level. Stand after stand of Boys in Blue fell and the American commander was unwilling to pull back from a firefight which should have been equal and unable to think of any daring manouver to retrieve the situation elsewhere. Finally on turn 13 the Yankee line collapsed and they were forced to retreat. The final tally had been 7 stands lost vs 5 so a near run thing.
Work on the rules will continue whem my Chromebook comes home or I buy a bigger tablet. I'm not sure which to hope for.