Progress so far…Braddock’s Defeat

I’ve decided to put some armies together for the French and Indian War and the American War of Independence.  For scenarios I am using the book Seven Steps to Freedom by Charles Wessencraft.  It outlines 7 phases of the American Rebellion starting with it’s roots in the F&IW.  The first scenario is Braddock’s Defeat and the Battle of Turtle Creek/Braddock’s Field or simply Braddock’s expedition.

The rules used in my games will be A Gentleman’s War.  Normally this is a head to head game and the card play really only lends itself to that style of play.  However, if  I get a number of players around the table, I will probably use a card system more similar to The Sword and the Flame.   The Wessencraft book game rules use a low figure count per regiment at around twelve figures per similar the A Gentleman’s War so this has turned out to be an excellent purchase.

Here is a couple of shots of the first few regiments.

Two English regiments. Each has 12 figures.

Two French battalions lined up as a single regiment. 20 figures total.

This is how I can normally get a lot of figures painted and on the table.  I plan on painting to the scenario.  So I have 4 Indian Warbands to pain, another 3 English regiments and 3 continental regiments.  I also need one or two light cannon depending on how I decide to crew them.

2 Responses to Progress so far…Braddock’s Defeat

  1. Dan Foley says:

    The Wessencraft book is a great source for scenarios that should work well with AGW. I hope to do the Saratoga one this spring just a few more Brunswick units to paint.

  2. acarhj says:

    Glad to hear others are finding his work useful. I also have his Pike and Shot book. Similar rules and scale. That book would also work for AGW if only there was a Pike and Shot supplement for it as well. Looking forward to seeing your game come to life. I hope you post pics on the AGW FB group.

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