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004 Bemis Heights - British Redoubts (7 October 1777)

Victory Results:
 71 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  29 %
Total plays 7 - Last reported by ozzie on 2018-06-07 15:13:46

Historical Background

After Fraser was mortally wounded, the British retreated back to their camp. Arnold hearing of the Continental success rode out to join in the pursuit. The British had set up two redoubts near their camp, one was defended by Heinrich von Breymann, while the other was under the command of Lord Balcarres. Poor’s Continental soldiers attacked the Balcarres redoubt and Learned attacked the Breymann redoubt, while Arnold led a charge through the gap between the redoubts. Arnold’s horse was hit and the falling horse broke Arnold’s leg. What followed was a furious battle where both redoubts were taken, which forced Burgoyne to withdraw his army to Saratoga. 
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history?

 

Battle Notes

Continental Army

• Commander: Gates
• 5 Command Cards & 4 Combat Cards
• Move First

British Army

• Commander: Burgoyne
• 4 Command Cards & 3 Combat Cards

Victory

5 Victory Banners

Special Rules

• No Opening Cannonade.
• The Continental player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner at the start of his turn for each field works hex that is not occupied by a British or German unit. Place a Continental Victory Banner on the hex at the start of the turn when the hex is not occupied.
• The Continental and British player will gain 1 Temporary Victory Banner at the start of the turn when the opposition player does not have at least one unit occupying a section of the battlefield.

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