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MM01 Brandywine Creek (11 September 1777)

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Brandywine Creek - 11 September 1777

Historical Background
The Battle of Brandywine was fought between the American army of Major General George Washington and the British army of General Sir William Howe on September 11, 1777. The engagement occurred near Chad’s Ford, Pennsylvania.
While part of his army demonstrated in front of Chad’s Ford, Howe took the bulk of his troops on a long march that crossed the Brandywine beyond Washington's right flank.
Due to poor scouting, the Americans did not detect Howe's column until it reached a position in rear of their right flank. Belatedly, three divisions were shifted to block the British flanking force near a Quaker meeting house.
After a stiff fight, Howe's wing broke through the newly-formed American right wing which was deployed on several hills. At this point Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen attacked Chad’s Ford and crumpled the American left wing.
The defeat left Philadelphia vulnerable. The British captured the city on September 26, beginning an occupation that would last until June 1778.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. Can you change history?

 

Set-Up Order

1
Forest 10
Hill 3
River 8
RiverBend 1
RiverFord 3
Town 1
Church 1

 

Battle Notes

British Army
• Commander: Howe
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 5 Tactician Cards)
• Move First

Line Infantry Light Infantry Grenadier Infantry Guard Grenadier Infantry Light Cavalry Foot Artillery General   Line Infantry Light Infantry Light Cavalry General
5 1 1 1 1 2 1   1 1 1 1

American Army
• Commander: Washington
• 5 Command Cards
• (Optional 6 Tactician Cards)

Line Infantry Light Infantry Militia Infantry Foot Artillery General
12 1 1 1 3

 

Victory
6 Banners

Special Rules
• The Americans use the Spanish blocks and are treated as Spanish in all respects.

• American units may not form squares

• The Portuguese units represent Hessan units, which are treated as British in all respects except that Line Infantry melee with 1 additional die.

• The Spanish Guerrilla Action rule is not in effect.

• The River is not fordable except at the fords.

Tags: Banners: 6, Army: British, Unofficial, Army: American

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Mark-McG replied the topic: #2900 4 years 3 months ago
Brandywine V3 setup

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Maybe i add a "AWI section" to the next Vassal fanscenarios update,
similar this example :whistle:

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