Saturday, 6 September 2014
Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776: The American Right Flank
The Pennsylvannia and New York militia make up the first line of the Americans, while 3 Continental regiments await the British attack.
Two Hessian regiments and the Brigade of Guards hide in the woods to pounce on the Americans. The 71st are also on the right.
The Highlanders finally hit the American flank while the Hessians begin to fire into the American line.
This battle finished with only two American battalions retreating. Washington was nearly captured by the 71st but managed to use his pistols to keep them back.
The next battle, I will refight the American centre and left flank.