The Fifteenth of our 2011 games
The Battle for the Chronkite Gap

This is our 15th game for the year 2011. We played this at Jay Stribling's home in North Jackson on July 2, 2011. Jay Stribling was the Game-Master using our Quick Tricorne rules.

The French Kings Army attempts again to invade Mittle-Land, this time attempting to force a way through the Chronkite Gap. Two good roads run parallel here through the villages of Huntley and Brinkley. The farmstead of Chancellor sits a little to the south. The Mission of the French army is to sieze the two towns and the farm, then take the two road exits leading off to the rear.

We used Jay Stribling's 15mm Tricorne-era armies.

Photo by Ed Sansing.

The British commanders, from left: Russ Schnieder, Jim Pitts (Commander-in-Chief) and Phil Young. Jay Stribling, the game-master, is at the extreme right.

Photo by Ed Sansing.

The French advance in the center of the field. The two villages of Huntley and Brinkley are shown, with the British army lined up even with the them.

Photo by John Murdaugh.

Jim Pitts takes a quick look at the rules for clarification. This is early in the game. The French have not yet Assaulted Huntley.

Photo by Ed Sansing.

The French attack on Huntley goes in. Note the battalions closed up against the village walls.

This is early in the game with many battalions available to the French commander.

Who were the players in this game?

The French Players were Sean Pitts (Right Flank), John Murdaugh (Commander-in-Chief, Center) and Ed Sansing (Left Flank). The Corresponding British players were Russ Schnieder (Right Flank), Jim Pitts (Commander-in-Chief, Center), and Phil Young (Left Flank).

Photo by Ed Sansing.

Cavalry and light troops in action on the French army's extreme left. The village of Brinkley shows at the top of the image. The French, with all of the elite battalions deployed against Huntley and the Chancellor farm, never assaulted Brinkley.

Photo by Ed Sansing.

A bit later in the game, showing the same area. More units can be seen, many of which have lost a stand, but are still in action.

Ed Sansing, the French Commander on the left writes about this image: "Near the end of the battle. The final cavalry fights are shown in the foreground and an enemy infantry brigade deploys to block our advance."

Photo by John Murdaugh.

Looking from the French rear towards the British commanders. Phil Young is prominently featured. French elite units in column are lined up against the wall of the town of Huntly.

Other French units in line with a red-coated Irish Battalion are on the left of the image.

So, who won this game?

The French were unable to break through the British defensive line. The village of Huntley fell briefly to the French but was taken back by the British at Bayonet-Point. The Road exits were never approached by the French.

John Murdaugh was adamant that he had not been given enough forces to assault the towns. The French had a 15% advantage in numbers and possibly this was not enough.

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