MUTINY.jpg
 
 
Battle Report
 

Battle Report: 5th December 1990

Early British Indian ~vs~ Indian Mutineer

    (Andy Purcell ~vs~ Robert Avery)

.

Early British Indian

Brigade

Unit

Fig.'s Org. Class Weapons Pts/Fig Points
  Commander-in-Chief

1

        100
  2inC 1         50
  1st Bttn 24th Foot 40 8x5 RegB mlr (2 co's LI)   500
  78th Highlanders 40 8x5 RegB mlr (2 co's LI)   500
  17th Lancers 12 2x6 RegB s,mlc,l   200
  Dragoon Guards 12 2x6 RegB s,mlc   212
  1st Btty Royal Artillery 3 3x1 RegB medium mlsb HA   372
  Ammo Wagon 1         50
              1984
.

Indian Mutineer

Brigade

Unit

Fig.'s

Org.

Class

Weapons

Pts/Fig

Points

 

CinC

1

 

 

 

 

100

 

2inC

1

 

 

 

 

50

Mutineers

1st Bttn

40

10x4

MilD

mlr

 

380

 

2nd Bttn

40

8x5

MilC

mlr

 

400

 

Cavalry

16

4x4

MilC

s,mlc

 

216

Tribal

Warband 1

32

1x32

FanC

sp/sw,sh

 

207

Support

Warband 2

40

1x40

IrregC

sp/sw,sh,sbm

 

215

 

Horse

10

1x10

FanC

sp,sw,sh,armour

 

125

 

Artillery

2

1x2

IrregC

heavy mlsb FA

 

291

 

 

 

 

 

+ elephant teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984

.
. Early British Indian Indian Mutineer
Foot 1600 3040
Horse 480 520
Guns 6 4
 

Report

Within seconds of the battle being joined, the fanatical Tribal horse had been routed off the board by the British artillery, who scored a couple of extremely lucky hits.

On the Mutineer left flank, the Dragoons and Mutineer cavalry clashed.  The Dragoons routed, but left the way clear for the British artillery to rout the Mutineer horse with close range blasts of double canister. The guns were also supported by the Light companies of the British battalions.

On the other flank, a battalion of Mutineer infantry were allowed to advance unmolested into a position where they could charge, through a wood and up a hill to take a section of British artillery positioned there.

They then held off an attempt by the British Lancers to recapture the guns and, seeing the British infantry preparing a charge, formed line around the guns, and turning them on their erstwhile owners.

As battle ended, the British infantry advancing towards the enemy had had a company routed by the Mutineer artillery.

At this point both sides saw fit to retreat: time for tiffin in the British camp; bad omens in the Mutineer!

Casualties

No information.

Results

A draw, due to failure to finish.

Analysis

After an incredibly unlucky start, the Mutineer army really got going when it took the top of the hill.

Whether the hill could have been held, and whether the rest of the Mutineer army could have come up in support in time is a matter that could only have been decided through play: but the referee did declare the battle to be slightly in the favour of the Mutineers.

 
05.12.90.jpg