In 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.
Our Pub Battles series is designed to Play Out.
- It is compact enough to easily fit on a table at your favorite bar, café, restaurant or park.
- It is rugged enough to last and withstand a few spilled drinks.
- Quick set up with few pieces and fast play time: 1 hour.
- Simple rules fit on 1 legal sized page!
This game is truly a work of art befitting a museum. Don’t let its stunning looks and simplicity fool you. Under the hood is a solid, historical and realistic wargame that will please the grognards.
- Formations move by random chit pull for a dynamic and unpredictable battlefield.
- Leaders can attempt to delay a formation picked to move now or prompt a formation to move now instead of later. Both can be critical at different times.
- No hexes! Pieces move standard distances mini style.
- No CRT! Pieces fire at each other with simple die rolls in successive rounds. This results in a tense battle of nerves and bluffing since each player has to decide fall back and secede ground or stand and fire, risking further losses later if the hits don’t come.
- Rather than forcing players to do the exact historical moves, this game instead allows players to explore other deployments and strategies. Washington can set up anywhere on the north side of the creek but must set up first. The British set up next and can flank on either side or attack in force up the middle. The poor Colonials are forced to react to whatever the British throw at them.