103 Brandywine - British Flank Attack (11 September 1777)

Victory Results:
 100 %
Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  0 %
Total plays 1 - Last reported by MarkMcG on 2020-06-20 07:10:20

Historical Background

Around 2:30 on the 11th, Howe’s plan was carried out. Cornwallis was in position and shook his column out into line near Osborne’s hill, resting his troops for an hour, and then advanced toward the Birmingham Meeting House. Washington, now very aware of Cornwallis’ movement, ordered Sterling and Stephan to move to Birmingham Hill to protect his flank. The two divisions arrived just in time to meet the British advance head on. Stephen’s troops, however, could not stand the British attack and broke. Sullivan then arrived on the scene, but the Continental units could not hold against the steady attack of Cornwallis’ men. Greene was also ordered to pull his division away from Chadds Ford to reinforce the right. Greene quickly moved and deployed his line, which allowed the shaken troops of Sterling, Stephan and Sullivan divisions to pass through his ranks to  rally.
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history?

 

Battle Notes

Continental Army
• Commander: Washington
• 5 Command Cards & 5 Combat Cards

British Army
• Commander: Knyphausen
• 5 Command Cards & 5 Combat Cards
• Move First

Victory

7 Victory Banners

Special Rules

• Opening Carronade rules are in effect.
• The Birmingham Meeting House is a last to occupy Victory Banner Objective worth 1 banner to the side that is the last to occupy. At the start of the battle, place a victory banner in the hex with the Continental side face up.
• The British player gains 1 Temporary Victory Banner at the start of his turn for each Birmingham Hill hex occupied by a British unit. Place a British Victory Banner on the hex at the start of the turn when occupied.

SUPPOSITION
• Brandywine River is impasable

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