Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

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Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

Post by nevermore » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:25 pm

The historical Battle of White Plains took place on Monday, October 28, 1776, between a British Army, under the command of General Sir William Howe, and an American Army, under the command of General George Washington. About 4,000 British and Hessian troops, from a force of about 14,000 troops, were engaged in this battle with about 1,450 to 1,600 American troops, from a force of about 14,500 troops. This battle ended with a British victory, when British and Hessian troops, advancing from their encampment in Eastchester, forced the American troops defending Chatterton's Hill (now Battle Hill), in White Plains, about six miles away, to retreat, northward.
One of my fav periods and i went silly with my photo upload this week ... 168 photos of this battle on the website, took me hours to edit and put together so i suggest you get a hot drink and press the button on the slide show and sit back and enjoy.

Rough map of the battlefield and positions
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Hessian skirmish and cover
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Hessians cross the ford
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Behide the earthworks the American forces wait.
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Putnam men on Chattertons Hill
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Milltia load the muskets
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Hessians keep on crossing
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Hessians march into position
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Moral is high in the ranks
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Col Haslet in on watch
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Skirmish move into position on the American left flank.
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McDougall forms his men
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The artillery adjusting the range
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British line floods forward
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Hessian flags move forward onto the American left.
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British line attack the American right flank to cut them off.
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The battlefield left center
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Reinforcements to the American right flank plug the gap.
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Artillery rips - in the flanks on the right.
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Withdraw to the rear as cracks appear.
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Skirmish shot delays the advance.
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Re: Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

Post by obriendavid » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:43 pm

Just lovely Malc!
It is a great little war to fight and you can get some lovely figures these days. When I started fighting the period many moons ago there were only Minifigs and Hinchcliffe that produced figures so my mate Jack and myself decided to go with a company called Stone Mountain Miniatures that did a lovely range of 15mm figures. We had some great battles using Loose Files and American Scramble rules but sadly the last number of times I've fought the period it's been with Black Powder and I didn't really enjoy the games although I felt the rules worked a bit better for this period than any other we fought.
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Re: Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

Post by Keith Flint » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:21 pm

Outstanding terrain and figures - a real pleasure to view. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

Post by parkinspieces » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:06 pm

Great looking game and my favourite period :D

I've very fond memories of my Hinchcliffe AWI armies, keep meaning to do a small "old school" style collection like in this wonderful blog:- http://unfashionablyshiny.blogspot.co.u ... /label/AWI

One day :roll: ........after the rest of the lead mountain is finished :(

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Re: Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

Post by nevermore » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:07 pm

Thanx for the comments and its good to know others have a interest in this period.
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Re: Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

Post by nevermore » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:09 pm

parkinspieces wrote:Great looking game and my favourite period :D

I've very fond memories of my Hinchcliffe AWI armies, keep meaning to do a small "old school" style collection like in this wonderful blog:- http://unfashionablyshiny.blogspot.co.u ... /label/AWI

One day :roll: ........after the rest of the lead mountain is finished :(

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Re: Battle of White Plains 28th Oct 1776

Post by Lochaber » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:23 pm

Gentlemen,
Forgive me for sullying this thread (I stand by to be directed to chip-in to another, more apposite, one :oops: ), but I have got carried away by the enthusiasm for AWI.
I therefore feel encouraged to recommend a simply brilliant (and in my opinion, inspiring) work of fiction, 'Washington and Caesar' by Christian Cameron. It tells the tale of a former slave of George Washington in a fictional Loyalist Corps of Black Guides.
It is a cracking account of leadership and, at times, deeply moving.
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