A blog on War gaming in North-eastern North America from 1670-1815, the life of an ex EFL instructor, a family man formerly in Japan and now in Canada , a camper, a reenactor, a drummer, and all round crazy but home Nova Scotian. Having worked in Security, have now found a new career in the culinary arts.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Saratoga Campaign 1777: Battle of Hubbardton July 6
Fraser's Advanced Corps
Loyalists and Amerindians
Light Infantry Battalion
2nd New Hampshire
Massachusetts Militia X2
The Americans forces.
Two battalions of militia backed up by the New Hampshire Regiment
The Lights begin to engage the American left flank
While the Brunswickers engage the right
The Artillery holds their ground to possibly add fire support
A birds eye view of the actioin
2nd Continental Light Dragoons, in Nova Scotia, 1992 for Mary Sillimans War filming
Brunswickers on the left continue to engage the American right
The militia beat off the Lights attack.
The battle continued with several volleys of musketry, however, when the British closed with the American left, a bayonet charge scattered one battalion while the other stood its ground and was annihilated in a melee.
The British and Brunswickers suffered some large casualties but will recover. The Americans still have scores of militia. Thus the first action goes to the Crown. Huzzah! God Save the King.