Once again however, the British 19th Light Dragoons discovered the advance and gave warning which was confirmed by captured deserters.
The American plan was similar to the previous battle and had the US 1st Infantry Regiment and the US 44th attack the large hill defended by the Voltigeurs and the deMeuron Regiment
|the US 44th Infantry Regiment|
|the Canadien Voltigeurs skirmishing in front of the deMeuron Regt.|
The British are well supported by a battery of rockets and howitzer.
The howitzer battery figures are Victrix covered in greenstuff to create overcoats. Basically this was a practice trial using this modelling putty. I don't think the attempt will threatened the livelihoods of any of the current modellers however!
One note on the uniforms. You might have noted that the US 44th has French style backpacks. Apparently these were not uncommon issue throughout the war and the 44th were noted specifically to be issued these [per Chartrand]. I like to make each regiment distinctive and with this in mind I removed many of the "Lherbette" knapsacks (canvas waterproofed painted a mid/light blue) on the Old Glory figures and replaced with available Victrix French plastic 'hairy' versions.
It might be further noted that the Americans used black leather straps for all their knapsacks regardless of type or if the regiment were supplied with buff (whitened) or black leather crossbelts.
Anyway, part two of the battle will be reported once played out - hopefully in the near future.