Had a great day of wargaming all day with friends and family. Thanks to Matt,Jando, Mark K., and my daughter Megan for some fun Muskets and Tomahawks wargaming.
We played two scenarios. The first one started out with some British Rangers and reluctant Indian Allies scouting about the woods ensuring the nearby settlement was safe from any hostilities. Of course, a large contingent of Cour de Bois and Huron were moving in to raid the settlement beyond the river. The Rangers of course are surprised by the scouting forces of the French and thier allies. After a hard battle, only the Rangers remained to warn the settlement of the coming attack. All they had to do was cross that river beyond and they were home free.
The Ranger officer tells his men to cover him as he makes it across the river to warn the settlement
The Settlement warned, they prepare for the coming attack
The French creep to the outskirts preparing to attack
and they commence battle by firing all their muskets!
Much volley of fire from both sides was telling on both sides, the Ranger Officer decides that he needs to show his men what Bravery and Courage are really like, he boldly goes out and taunts the French and Indian lines!
and pays the Ultimate Price for his Brav... umm, foolishness as the French irregulars concentrate fire on him
The raid truly begins now as the lines are pressed back and the French begin the burning of homes and wholesale slaughter of civilians. My daughter played a contingent of bloodthirsty savages and she revelled in the slaughter, at one point I told her you realize there were children in that hut you burned down, she just said well they were British children. what have I raised? lol
The French were merciless, sadly many Brits died that day and the French won the day
One of the Frenchies gloating over his master plan coming together