Regulars: All artillerymen, all line infantry, Compagnes Franches de la Marine
|Looking from the French baseline, the Coureurs de Bois lead the 2 Indian groups onto the table.|
|Fort Cumberland and its defenders.|
|Stuart looks on with approval as his British relief column enters the table.|
Unfortunately, low dice rolling for movement slowed their approach to the fort.
|The French-allied Indians have rushed ahead in their desire for scalps and have reached the fort walls.|
Let 'leaping' commence!
|British forces grind forward. Roger's Rangers lead the way, with the light infantry behind.|
|Table overview as the game progresses. The Compagnes Franches de la Marine are fording the river, |
with the French regular companies coming onto the table behind them.
The old Charles Grant house is seen at top left.
|Roger's Rangers and the Mohawk Indians forge ahead of the slower British regular troops.|
|A number of Indians are on the battlements fighting desperate melees with the British defenders.|
Beyond the fort the Coureurs attempt to block the advance of the British Rangers at the line of the second river.
|The Rangers are disadvantaged by fording the water in the face of the Coureur's musketry and suffer accordingly.|
|Above the fort gate, 4 indians have made it onto the walkway. A number of the defenders have already fallen.|
|The French regulars had as much trouble advancing as their British counterparts.|
Here they struggle across the river east of the fort.
|Sadly, we had to call an end to an excellent game while there was still all to play for.|
It was time for me to visit Lidl with my lady wife. Such are the pressures of modern living!