July of 1777, General Sir William Howe set sail from New York. He traveled up the Chesapeake Bay and landed near Elkton, Maryland with 17,000 men. His mission? March north 50 miles and sack the rebel capital at Philadelphia.
Washington concentrated along the Brandywine to block this advance in good defensive terrain. Howe ordered Lt General Wilhelm von Knyphausen to demonstrate to Washington’s front, while Lord Charles Cornwallis headed up stream to the left to cross the Brandywine in a surprise flanking attack.
Badly out flanked on his right, Washington was now in a desperate battle for survival. The future of the Revolution hung in the balance.
Welcome to Brandywine! We know now that Washington was badly out flanked in this battle. Knowing when and where the British would attack, you would deploy much differently for the game. What if you had to face the British like Washington did? Not knowing where the British were?
In this game, the Colonials must set up first on the eastern side of the Brandywine. The British can attack from the left, right or center. The Colonials must be prepared for anything but remember:
“He who defends everything, defends nothing.” -Frederick II ‘The Great’
Includes: Premium canvas Commander’s map, 6 dice, rules (1 Page Quick Start Rules!) and custom, hardwood, kriegspiel style game pieces.
Scale: Brigade / Grand Army Scale
Complexity: Simple / Moderate
Playing Time: 1 hour!
Note: This does not include the custom measuring sticks.
Those are sold separately.