15/05/2020 at 12:49 #136448
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.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood15/05/2020 at 18:26 #136461
Following, thanks!!!16/05/2020 at 16:56 #136510
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.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood18/05/2020 at 11:21 #136595
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!
It's never too late to have a happy childhood18/05/2020 at 20:44 #136638
Very silly arguments!!!20/05/2020 at 16:36 #136736
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.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood20/05/2020 at 21:51 #136753
A good turn for the British.23/05/2020 at 22:42 #136938
Turn 4 sees both Allied battalions advance under heavy fire, withering fire fro my redoubt 10. Scroll down for Turn 4.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood24/05/2020 at 01:38 #136941
The British seem to be doing very well.24/05/2020 at 10:39 #136946
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.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood30/05/2020 at 20:32 #137285
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…
It's never too late to have a happy childhood06/06/2020 at 21:41 #137720
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.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood06/06/2020 at 22:31 #137723
The British are running out of ammo!!! At them with bayonets !!07/06/2020 at 12:03 #137756
Methinks we will stay behind our parapet. I have a devilish plan for the next turn. It may even work…
It's never too late to have a happy childhood07/06/2020 at 20:58 #137782
A cunning plan??!!12/06/2020 at 20:48 #138093
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.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood12/06/2020 at 23:54 #138101
Firing to high!!! That bloody scar again!!!21/06/2020 at 13:06 #138480
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.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood23/06/2020 at 04:25 #138565
The Brits will hold Yorktown!!!24/06/2020 at 15:51 #138664
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?
It's never too late to have a happy childhood24/06/2020 at 19:51 #138672
Huzzah for the British!!!25/06/2020 at 14:05 #138738
Turn 10 posted here.
Bayonet fighting at the parapet!
It's never too late to have a happy childhood25/06/2020 at 20:09 #138784
Oh My !!!26/06/2020 at 11:53 #138831
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!
It's never too late to have a happy childhood27/06/2020 at 21:34 #138935
A brawl at the parapet! https://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/2020/06/yorktown-ii-pbem-matrix-game-turn-9.html
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It's never too late to have a happy childhood28/06/2020 at 00:45 #138941
The Rebels made the parapet at long last!!!!28/06/2020 at 01:29 #138944
They’ve been at the parapet three times before this. This is attack number four.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood29/06/2020 at 15:05 #139120
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?
It's never too late to have a happy childhood29/06/2020 at 19:41 #139145
Looks like the British will hold out at Yorktown.02/07/2020 at 21:42 #139464
Turn 14 sees Hamilton and his boys break into the redoubt! Can they finish the job? Details here.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood02/07/2020 at 21:55 #139466
Oh, will the Rebels finally carry the day????03/07/2020 at 00:04 #139476
They must be tired. But then my chaps are kind of beat up too. Ah well, Devil take the hindmost!
It's never too late to have a happy childhood03/07/2020 at 00:19 #139477
You know this is some of the only gaming I’m getting to do right now.05/07/2020 at 17:46 #139721
Turn 15 posted here.
It’s all over….
It's never too late to have a happy childhood05/07/2020 at 21:34 #139730
Alas for the British. Thank you for posting your AAR’s.05/07/2020 at 22:25 #139732
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.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood05/07/2020 at 22:58 #139733
I understand life and the pandemic has put a hold on my gaming as well. Safe journey.
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