This Recruits' game scenario is taken directly from the This Very Ground rulebook and features Indians vs. Rangers in a true small-unit skirmish format. The map above shows a plan view of a farmhouse, barn and smokehouse at the edge of the forest - a perfect target for marauding Indians - at least until the Rangers show up!
In 1758, with the chain of forts across Pennsylvania completed, much of the fighting between the French-allied Indians and the British Provincial forces took on cat and mouse characteristics. The Indians could not defeat all of the forts directly, but they could slip through the defenses and attack British settlements. The defending Militias and Rangers could not easily find the Indian camps, but they could try to cut off the Indian warbands as they slipped back across the frontier.
Near Fort Allen, a band of warriors in search of supplies had come upon an isolated farmhouse. They thought the house abandoned until they heard voices out back. The warriors discover the farmer’s wife and young son trying to escape and open fire. The farmer steps out from a shed and exchanges fire with the warriors and is immediately cut down. The wife and son escape to alert neighbors nearby while the Indians ransack the home.
Suddenly, the looting is cut short by shouts from arriving an force of Rangers, and the pursuit is on!
Hope to see you at Recruits in a couple of weeks!