Lt Elisha Fish was in a Pennsylvanian regiment commanded by Col Brooks. His Company commander, Capt Madison, called him into his tent. "Elisha, our spies have sent word of a food convoy leaving Clarksburg for Philadelphia. I want you to take a platoon and ambush the convoy; bring the wagons back here."
Lt Fish son of a Banker/cheery/position Lvl 2
Sgt Turner thief/pragmatic/ alcohol lvl 0 hesitant card
Sgt Clark dockworker/naive/wealth Lvl 1
Lt Fish took 18 men. They picked a spot where the road narrowed as it entered some marshy ground.
Sgt Clark was a much better NCO so Lt Fish put him on the right flank closest to the ambush with 7 men. Lt Fish was in the middle with 7 and Sgt Turner was on the left with 4. Sgt Turner glared at Elisha when the assignments were made but he didn't care. He felt Turner was a dud and he couldn't risk this ambush.
The british failed to spot the ambush ( unlikely) and ...
The lead group loses 4 of it's 10 men before they know it. The aft group loses 3 of the 10 and it's NCO is wounded. Both forces hold morale and turn to face their tormentors. From the woods the Rebels win the gun duel despite the Redcoats greater rate of fire. Elisha notes that Turner's group is not firing.
Lt Fish orders a general advance into the weakened positions. Sgt Turner doesn't move. (Hesitation card came up!)
Once in the open the Rebels falter . They stop to fire.
Fish rallies his men and charges!
The fisticuffs proves the rebels better today. They lose no one with the redcoats losing 2. The British NCO moves into the farmhouse and with a lucky sequence of cards escapes out the back!
Sgt Clark easily wipes out the lead redcoats including their officer.
Huzzah on another victory!!!!
Post game Lt Fish demands to have Sgt Turner removed; Capt Madison states that Sgt Turner is a good NCO and Fish needs to work with him. ( Unbeknownst to Lt Fish, Sgt Turner use to work for Col Brooks and Brooks thinks he is a fine chap.) Our other post game event was Col Brooks asks a favor; for Sgt Turner, Lt Fish and several other men to get a message to a farmer behind the lines!
Is Turner up to the challenge? Will Fish succeed? I don't know but it will be exciting!
For those of you that want to play this the British had the following:
1 Officer ( lvl 1) and 10 men
1 NCO (lvl 1) and 10 men
3 carts full of food.
The game generated 10 additional British troops but I didn't have any painted up yet!