I was feeling pretty cocky after my last Maurice victory over Bruce, but apparently he'd been thinking about the game quite a lot and had some new ideas to try out. We played a75-point AWI game with a small, highly trained British army against a large, crappy American army whose general clearly had been into the wine. Bruce created the Americans by building command stands for his new Prussians.
We did terrain placement as per the book and I was the defender. Here, you can see bruce overloading my left with a lot of British foot. He would then rush in with some mounted skirmishers, bag my cannon (%$#*^@^&!) then advance and beat the heck out of me with his grenadiers with deadly fire.
It turned out to be quite the slaughter and we were done in 45 minutes. So we decided to try again.
Despite some terrible dice on Bruce's behalf (the roll below happened twice in the game to him), the second game was even worse and I conceded after about an hour.
I set up to cover the front but neglected to block a line of advance up the side. He set up, drove his whole force up the open flank (oh %^&#^I*&#%!) and appeared, ready to go as I scrambled to turn my army to face him. He then chewed my units up piece by piece.
I think I will do some more reading in the army building section of the book. Grenadiers with deadly fire meant my guys could neither out shoot nor out melee him. He was careful to protect his flanks so I could never really get an enfilade. Maybe there is a magic missile option in there somewhere?
Up next: Some 28mm LotR HoTT units are almost painted. And, if I get some time, I will prep the next batch of 10mm AWI. Lots still to do here--maybe some cannon and more formed troops.