Post by vondeutschland on Jun 20, 2017 15:58:09 GMT
So there is a thread for AWI but what about FNI? I understand some of the problems are sImola but I think that FNI and the base Rules for How could work since the FNI is an extension of the SYW. Thoughts?
Although I've no detailed informations about Indians, I would use my ratings honoursofwar.com/thread/203/honours-war for the War of Jenkins' Ear and King George's war. Don't know how to reflect Special aspects of warfare in America. I would tread Indians as light infantry occassionaly with charging Bonus (standard for charge and inferior for everything else?).
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...
I think that you would have to take on a completely different mindset for the French & Indian Wars. Unlike the European wars and even most of the American War of Independence, the F&I wars were fought in a wilderness.
Eastern Canada and Northeastern US (Sorry, Thirteen Colonies) was one big forest at the time. With the exception of the settled areas, it was all arboreal. Both Washington and Braddock had to precede their column by clouds of lumberjacks.
Movement was by water almost exclusively, and battles involving European troops were fought wherever you could find an open clearing. The natives, the militias and the ranger-types would have a huge advantage over the formed troops in anything except built-up areas. Casualties would be low for everyone except the regulars, as there were lots of trees to hide behind. Until 1758 regulars were almost useless.
You could probably emulate this reasonably well with HoW, but I'm not sure that you would really get the spirit of it.
Btw, born and raised in Canada, and I have recently ordered my first native troops with a view of emulating the F&I Wars, so I have given it some thought.