Seven Years War In The War Room

After the Friday night warm up Game we played a large Seven Year War game in the War Room. The objective was for the British side to attack and defeat the French Centre and one of their Wings. The French held a extensive ridge which was cut by a valley and its right flank partly protected by a river. The British elected to put the vast majority of their cavalry on their right wing and put their best infantry in the centre.

We were using Noel's home made rules which encouraged players to adopt larger linear formations as was historically accurate. The amount of formations that a player could move was down to the number they achieved on a Average D6. The British flank and Centre moved slowly forward whilst their left was held back containing their worst quality troops. The British right flank was up against a mixed force of French infantry and cavalry was unable to move quickly forward due to the large number of formations it contained. The British centre advanced towards the French centre which was strengthened by a village that was well defended by infantry and artillery.

The British centre finally engaged in a fire fight with its opponents after capturing some artillery which caused casualties as it had advanced. The French centre was being worn down and pressured the French to draw forces from elsewhere to bolster the line. However the British right flank were not making the progress they would like. Unfortunately the day ended before any part of the French forces could be broken. A French victory!