Siege of Louisbourg 1747ish.

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Willz the Wargamer
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Siege of Louisbourg 1747ish.

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Not sure if anyone from this forum is going to Kenilworth 2024 but here is the game Guy and I are putting on using our 28mm metal figures.
Guy having played an imagination campaign based on the Jacobite rebellion 1745 ending in a defeat for Bonnie Prince Charlie at the battle
of hearhrow late 1745. The Prince was transported to St Helena and the Scottish rebels were offered death or service to the English crown. Most took up the offer and were spread among the current Scottish regiments who were promptly shipped over to the Americas. After 18 months the Prince escaped from St Helena and raised an Army from loyal Jacobites in America, supported by the French.
Our game is a siege of Louisbourg in 1747 our plan is to have the French / Jacoities laying siege to Louisbourg with the British defending.
Or visa versa.

My first draft plan for the table for Guy and my siege of Louisbourg 1747ish.
2 x 10/12 x 6 foot tables placed in a T shape, this will allow land and sea action to take place.
Thinking of playing it as a card driven game any ideas on this subject are welcome.
Cards such as mutiny among the Scottish regiments, no pay, drunk troops, storms at sea and a whole host of other action and event cards I am putting together.

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The British will be defending and the jacobites / French will be attacking, there will be a breach in the wall and the game will start from that point.
The defenders will have a temporary abbatis at the breach.
More plans to come.

With the Jacobites / French providing naval landing and the British sending a relief force, either land or sea?

Willz.
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Re: Siege of Louisbourg 1747ish.

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The defences of Louisbourg in the planning stage.

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Going for two breaches as that means I can use Allan's vauban fort as well as mine and can make 10 / 12 feet of the defence line.
Looking from the Kings bastion to the Dauphin bastion.

Two breaches in the defences, this means I get to use most of my different Vauban fort bits and it gives more for the attackers or defenders to do.


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Looking forward to seeing it at Kenilworth, looks awesome
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I am working on the fleet, awaiting 2 plastic brig's from the blood and plunder range.

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Various siege items under construction.
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Looking good!
Some Warriors and Weapons Pirates ships and boats?
Neil
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Panzer21 wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 5:40 pm Looking good!
Some Warriors and Weapons Pirates ships and boats?
Neil
Yes Neil picked up several games a few years ago cheap.


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Willz the Wargamer wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 5:48 pm
Panzer21 wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 5:40 pm Looking good!
Some Warriors and Weapons Pirates ships and boats?
Neil
Yes Neil picked up several games a few years ago cheap.


Willz.
Yeah me too. I think I've got about 4 sets. Some were ridiculously cheap.
I was after the guns but thought the ships would come in handy should I expand the SK project into riverine or naval.
Neil
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