Sunday, 19 February 2017
King Phillips War 1675 Governor Winslow Attack on Connecticut River
This battle comes from a variety of sources. The inital idea came from the August 1999 issue of Miniature Wargames. In their Renaissance section an article by Simon Lee War in the Colonies: King Philip's War 1671-1676.
Roger Marsters Bold Privateers: Terror, Plunder and Profit on Canada's Atlantic Coast (2004) gave me some more ideas. The rules used were Slitherine/Osprey's
Field of Glory Renaissance.
New England troops, a combination of Pike and Shot with some ship guns, prepares to advance on the French and Indians who are blocking the river valley.
A large body of Huron warriors have rallied to try and drive the English from the Connecticut river valley.
Winslow's force consists of several regiments of militia, most armed with pikes and matchlocks, a few with flintlock or doglock muskets
The French forces however all have flintlocks. They have barricaded their end of the valley with fallen trees and some basic earthworks.
This enrages rather than discourages several groups of Hurons who charge out and engage the militia in impact charges.
With a broken line and no clear way to break through, Winslow orders a withdrawl. New England may now be open to invasion!