Sunday, January 18, 2015

Battle of Trenton Game In Progress

I finished seven turns yesterday and through Turn 6, the Hessians were standing tall and holding their own as they attacked up King Street towards Hamilton's battery and the brigades of Sterling, Stephens and Fermoy. Sterling broke and ran leaving the American artillery unprotected as the three companies of von Lossberg advanced towards them.

However, Colonel Rall may have missed his best chance of escaping from the trap at the start of Turn 7. I roll a D6 to determine whether he would continue to attack (even) or retreat from the town (odd). In his arrogance and contempt for the Continentals, he decided to attack and the trap appears to be closing in on him.

We shall find out later today what the outcome will be. By the way, von Donop's is marching to Trenton with two battalions and, unbeknownst to anyone, will arrive on Turn 9.


  1. Great stuff Jim. Looking forward to the conclusion.

  2. Excellent, Jim. I'm really enjoying these series of posts! Keep having fun, Cheers, Rohan.

  3. Sounds like a great game. Von Donop's arrival could be a sticky mess for the Continentals.

  4. Very interesting. Go Prussians!
    How's your wrist holding up?

  5. This looks superb. Really enjoying this report. Hurrah for the Hessians.