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  • #136448
    vtsaogames
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    We take on the matrix game of Alexander Hamilton at Yorktown again, with a new umpire. Will Hamilton storm Redoubt 10 before the French take Redoubt 9? The game starts here.

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    #136461
    kyoteblue
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    Following, thanks!!!

    #136510
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 1 saw my defensive fire go high; Hamilton’s sappers started hacking at the abatis in front of Redoubt 10. Something is wrong with our bloody dice today.

    The French advanced under a withering fire from Redoubt 9, taking losses that lowered morale. They also didn’t put the sappers forward and will wait while those lads sprint to the front.

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    #136595
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 2 sees both Allied battalions stalled in front of the abatis, in one case due to a silly order and argument. Details here.

    The lockdown seems to have inspired some silly arguments. But my lads in Redoubt 10 were all business. Fire!

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    #136638
    kyoteblue
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    Very silly arguments!!!

    #136736
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 3 see the Allies getting a tad less silly and pressing the attack. My garrison fires a withering volley into Hamilton’s Light Infantry. Scroll down for turn 3.

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    #136753
    kyoteblue
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    A good turn for the British.

    #136938
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 4 sees both Allied battalions advance under heavy fire, withering fire fro my redoubt 10. Scroll down for Turn 4.

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    #136941
    kyoteblue
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    The British seem to be doing very well.

    #136946
    vtsaogames
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    That can change rapidly once those big Allied battalions close with bayonets. We’ve been aided by some enemy decisions that wasted time. Going forward as fast as possible is their only route to victory.

     

    I don’t know what the umpire has done with unit strengths, but in the actual fight each storming battalion was 400 strong, Redoubt 9 was 130 strong and my Redoubt 10 had a garrison of 70.  I’ve caused about 20 casualties to Hamilton’s Light Infantry so far and eroded their morale.

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    #137285
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 5 is in the books.

    A two-minute turn took a week to resolve. The lockdown twists time in strange ways.

    Both storming battalions have yet to reach the redoubts. The garrisons continue to fire volleys into them. In the case of my Redoubt 10, we apparently aimed in the air this turn…

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    #137720
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 6 is done. Lockdown fever and news overload seems to be taking a toll. The two-minute turn took about a week. The French and the Continentals continue their assault on the redoubts. Details are here.

     

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    #137723
    kyoteblue
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    The British are running out of ammo!!! At them with bayonets !!

    #137756
    vtsaogames
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    Methinks we will stay behind our parapet. I have a devilish plan for the next turn. It may even work…

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    #137782
    kyoteblue
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    A cunning plan??!!

    #138093
    vtsaogames
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    Blimey! My plot worked but then my troops missed! The French first rush on Redoubt 9 was thrown back. Details here.

    Hamilton is down, bleeding from the head.

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    #138101
    kyoteblue
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    Firing to high!!!  That bloody scar again!!!

    #138480
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 8 has been posted here

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    Both the French and Hamilton’s battalion have been repulsed from the redoubts. French morale is looking fragile. How much fight do Hamitlon’s Light Infantry still have? Major Campbell has somehow fallen out of his redoubt. I suspect he was struck by a large six-sided die.

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    #138565
    kyoteblue
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    The Brits will hold Yorktown!!!

    #138664
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 9 posted here.

    The French have thrown in the towel and headed to the showers.

    Hamilton’s lads have been repulsed from the parapet of Redoubt 10 again but still are up for the fight.

    Can my redcoats drive them off again?

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    #138672
    kyoteblue
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    Huzzah for the British!!!

    #138738
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 10 posted here.

    Bayonet fighting at the parapet!

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    #138784
    kyoteblue
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    Oh My !!!

    #138831
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 11 posted here.

    With only 2 players left, the game is moving much faster.

    The Yanks have been thrown back into the ditch again!

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    #138935
    vtsaogames
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    A brawl at the parapet! https://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/2020/06/yorktown-ii-pbem-matrix-game-turn-9.html

    Scroll down for details.

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    #138941
    kyoteblue
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    The Rebels made the parapet at long last!!!!

    #138944
    vtsaogames
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    They’ve been at the parapet three times before this. This is attack number four.

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    #139120
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 13 posted here.

    The Continentals have been thrown back into the ditch yet again. Do they have what it takes to come back again?

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    #139145
    kyoteblue
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    Looks like the British will hold out at Yorktown.

    #139464
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 14 sees Hamilton and his boys break into the redoubt! Can they finish the job? Details here.

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    #139466
    kyoteblue
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    Oh, will the Rebels finally carry the day????

    #139476
    vtsaogames
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    They must be tired. But then my chaps are kind of beat up too. Ah well, Devil take the hindmost!

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    #139477
    kyoteblue
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    You know this is some of the only gaming I’m getting to do right now.

    #139721
    vtsaogames
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    Turn 15 posted here.

    It’s all over….

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    #139730
    kyoteblue
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    Alas for the British. Thank you for posting your AAR’s.

    #139732
    vtsaogames
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    I appreciate your interest. There will be a halt for a while. We fled the city for a rural place on the coast of Maine and will be returning to the city later this week. Much preparing and such, Real Life getting in the way of gaming.

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    #139733
    kyoteblue
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    I understand life and the pandemic has put a hold on my gaming as well. Safe journey.

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