Saturday, December 26, 2020

Battle of Trenton


Night March of the Continentals on Trenton, by Don Troiani.

Fife and Drum Continentals on the March to Trenton 

I am writing this blog post at 12:08AM on the morning of December 26th. On the same day and time in 1776 the Continental Army commanded by George Washington was crossing the Delaware River and marching on the town of Trenton, New Jersey. The Americans hoped to surprise the Hessian garrison in Trenton by crossing the river and launching an early morning attack.

In December 2016 I played a Wargame of Trenton as a solo game. In fact I played it twice and the Americans won both times. Here are several pictures of the game.


  1. Lovely set up Jim. Can you tell us a little about how you made the scenery winter like...

  2. The American army was certainly on a 'Rall' that day!

  3. You are a slave to history, Jim, staying up for this anniversary! 😁 I really enjoy seeing your pictures as a "guide & inspiration" to "extract my digit" and return to painting! The pleasing snowscapes also provide a visual cooling element as we head towards 31 degree Celsius today on Qld East coast in Oz( though, in Tasmania it is likely to snow!!) All the best, Rohan.