Saturday, 12 May 2012

Siege of Fort Meigs (War of 1812)

I won't bore you with the details of this actual War of 1812 affair (look it up on Wikipedia if you must...) but the British are besieging Fort Meigs on the Maumee River. 
The Indians under Tecumseh and the British under Procter are trying to take the large American fort. 
Here are the initial photos of the table set up.
Fort Meigs.  Note the transverses (seen here as gabions) to lessen the effect of the British cannon fire.
The American artillery battery within Fort Meigs.  The British batteries are seen across the Maumee River.
Unknown to the British, these are Kentucky Volunteers who have landed on the north side of the river with the intent to take the British batteries. (as a note: while most of my collection is Old Glory, these are Knuckleduster miniatures which I quite like)
Some of the thousand or so natives who are assisting the British invest the fort.
An overview of the initial deployments, this photo shows the fort (top), the Kentucky contingent (right) advancing against the British batteries (center), and the British forces which include the 41st Foot and militia are forming up at their camp (lower left).  The British battery on the south side of the river is also seen (upper left).  The natives in the woods are noted ( lower right.)

4 comments:

  1. Some great pics and some great looking figures too, I like the look of them Knuckleduster figures!!

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  2. Nice looking table and pictures. How did the game turn out? I'm looking at 1812 myself so I'm curious about the rules that you use.

    Cheers

    PD

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    1. Hi Peter,
      The game is, well, on going.... That is the starting positions based on the actual events. What happens next is, of course, what the wargame is all about.
      The rules are the War of 1812 variant of Regimental Fire and Fury. The QRS can be found on their website at :
      http://fireandfury.com/rffsupport/rff1812.shtml

      Should you have slightly different basing sizing I should not worry about it too much, the rules are but for the unit and stand, not the particular size of such, and so most basing (and the number of miniatures upon which is not relevant) can be used.

      cheers,
      DougH

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    2. Doug

      Thanks for the info.

      Cheers

      PD

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