Sunday, 3 December 2017
Canoes on Lake George
|Fort William Henry, Gate and Magazine|
|The French heavy battery|
|French forces mass at the forward most trench line, preparing for the final assault. Mortars are deployed to further reduce the defenders.|
|It begins with skirmishers threatening the gate|
|And they commence trying to force it open|
|First French company to enter the breach|
|French troops pour into the breach|
|The French seize the breach, the left bastion is captured|
Friday, 16 December 2016
Scots are engaged on the left flank by numerous Government troops.
This ended badly for the Jacobite cause.
Lord Argylle and his French advisor Capitaine Homarde watch the forward
assault dwindle before the Hanovarian line. A small cadre of highlanders
form behind the Lord to muster the retreating remnants.
A mighty clash of horse and highland swords. The Jacobites stand and the close
combat is a draw with light casualties for each side. The battle closes with no rematch.
The Royal Ecossois is lectured by French advisor, Chevalier-Capitaine Candias.
Bold highlanders forward vainly attempt to breach the Hanovarian line.
Lord and Lady Murray look on as the Jacobite charge on the right flank
cannot manage a breach.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
|British mortars deploy to the forward lateral trench|
|A scene at the forward bastion|
|British battery moves forward - two guns and two howitzers|
|Escapade by the Bostonians|
|Escapade of Bostonians supports LCol. Monckton|
|View from the Jacobite battery|
|View from the cattle pens behind the Government line|
|Government left flank still forming up|
|View from General Cope's position, centre of the Government line|
|Government left flank as seen from the adjacent farm|
|Government right flank, Militia still forming up|
|Government batteries on the right flank|
|Government batteries prepare for battle|
|Jacobite horse on the far right flank|
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
The little fort and trench system saw significant action in the scenario. The French force advanced directly on the trench positions and did not invest in positions on the flanks. This proved to be costly in terms of casualties. The French regulars advanced in line, as is common for the period - and actually reminiscent of another battle in the New World near Lake George where Baron Dieskau employed this same tactic and lost. The scenario played out exactly that way. The French regulars poured a very disciplined line of firepower into entrenched positions which returned fire accurately at them in the open.
Despite the losses at the center, the French eventually worked their way around to the flanks with irregulars and native allies, causing enough casualties to make Washington capitulate.
|A View of the Trenches|
|The "Fort" - a 50' diameter quickly constructed palisade around a leaky hut where the powder is stored|
|George Washington looks out from the watery trenches to view the advancing French|
|New England Irregulars watch for the French|
|British Regulars sternly hold the entrance|
|Natives allied to the French advance quickly|
|French troops follow the trail blazed by their Native allies|
|French regulars move to position|
|Courer-du-bois move to the flank of the battle|
|French Grenadier company sees a moose...|
|The New England force takes defensive positions|