June 11, 2017 by wargamerchris
We recently played our second Black Powder Jacobite game in 15mm.
The government forces were defending a village with a stream in front of them and a mill on their right flank protected by some marshes. The government forces started in a compact, layers deep formation which seems to be the only way to resist the highland charge. I was Cumberland, my son raised the clans against me.
The battle was essentially one aggressive, continuous attack by the clans. The government had a lowland regiment on the left flank that eventually gave way. Through six or seven charges, the government forces were forced back into a semi-circle in the village and eventually broke. Even with a good balance of forces, the regiments have a tough time stopping the clans.
Many of the figures are from Roundway. Data came from the Final Argument of Kings supplement for Black Powder. We like the play balance, but any bad volleys can mean a broken regiment against the ferocious charge ability.
Anyway, we had fun – more to come in the Jacobite Rebellion.