Still tinkering with Rifles Forward. ( It doesn't help that I still haven't found my osprey collection.) After a discussion on TMP and remembering my Ospreys I have decided to go with a half company (or platoon as it was called) as my base unit. This will give me about 30-40 troops. Of course the rules will play fine with a whole company but that would be an awfully lot more figures to paint! I have decided to take the half without the company commander so in America Lt Fish will be leading. If you need to read what happened to theses guys it is only 2 posts down.
It seemed like a simple assignment; collect 3 carts of food and escort them back to camp along Briggs road. Lt Fish figured around 15 troops would do along with Sgt Turner. There had been reports of increased Tory activity in the area and one group was well trained and led by the former British governor's son.
Lt Fish Cheery posiiton Lvl II [D10 ]
Sgt Turner Alcohol/ pragmatic LvL 0 [ d8}
16 men (drilled)
Arch enemy Lt Foster Haughty/ government LvL II [ D10]
Roll up enemy troops but first group will be lead by Lt Foster and be drilled.
I declare it a victory as none of the carts were destroyed but 11 of the 16 rebels are hurt. Fortunately 5 are lightly wounded and return. With a lucky die roll the other 6 will be replaced by next battle. Sgt Turner performed terribly and earns a "hesitant" card. Capt Madison is impressed with Fish and Madison's attitude towards the platoon increases by 1.
It was a great game and really showed the leadership rules off. Both officers kept things moving and Turner could not.
For those of you that want to play Foster had 9 drilled men with him. [ they only took 3 casualties ]