Saturday, 15 March 2014
British advance off beach at Louisbourg 1758
This little game involved the British regiments in the Louisbourg campaign advancing towards the Fortress of Louisbourg.
The French sent out detachments of Bourgogne, Artois, Volunteer Etranger, Les Compaigne Franches de La Marine along with gunners from Cannonier-Bombardier. Additional support was provided by milice du Louisbourg.
The British advanced with the 1st, 22nd, 28th, 35th, 40th, 48th, 60th, 78th, with Gorehams, James Rogers and Danks rangers. 2 guns of the Royal Artillery were also in support.
The French attempted to ambush the collum but were unsuccessful. The rangers and grenadiers were able to break open the French ambush while the 78th advanced straight onto the French. Eventually with brisky musketry taking out the French gunners, the French pulled back to the safety of the fortress walls. The British were then able to establish their camp.