Details of 9 Month Campaign Games
Jim Lawler (British, Bid=11, Score=13) vs Matt Burkins (American)
Initially, the British got off to a slow start and stayed in Boston throughout the Winter. The Americans miraculously held Charleston against the British in March, which kept the Deep South uncontrolled by the British during the Spring interphase. The Americans delayed the British advance out of Canada during the Spring and early Summer. There were no major battles until August when sloppy American unit placement allowed the 24SP British reinforcements to completely destroy all American forces in the South Central region. In the last turn, the British expanded and took all strategic towns in the South Central area. Coupled with the expansion in other areas, the British controlled 16 towns at the end of September. The Americans were able to take back 3 towns, but that left the British player with 13 towns for the win.
Robert Frisby (British, Bid=12, Score=12) vs Steve Packwood (American)
During the 1st quarter (Winter), the British withdrew 3BR from Boston and landed in the South Central and Deep South. In the second quarter, the 19BR reinforcements came in at Boston because the American player was able to keep the British from occupying Philadelphia. The British player immediately sent 13BR and a supply back out to sea. The American player also kept Ticonderoga out of British hands. By the end of the second quarter, the British only controlled Charleston in the Southern half of the board, as well as taking Philadelphia and Montreal. In the 3rd quarter, 24BR reinforcements appeared at Charleston and the supplied 13BRs landed in the South Central area. The British troops moved from Philadelphia to threaten the South Central area, as well. On the last turn, the British took Newport, Wyoming, and 9 towns in the Southern half of the board for a total of 16 towns. The Americans launched 6 attacks (Boston, Wyoming, Philadelphia, Richmond, Hillsboro, and Augusta) all at 2:1 or less odds in an attempt to dislodge the British garrisons. Although the Americans prevailed in four of the six battles, the British maintained control of Philadelphia and Richmond for a total of 12 towns (and victory).
Rob Beyma (British, Bid=12, Score at least 12) vs Dave Metzger (American)
British opted for a Southern Campaign and withdrew from Boston on transport ships during the first quarter, while the Americans consolidated their forces at Springfield, MA and Ticonderoga. In the Spring, the British landed at Philadelphia and Norfolk while the Quebec reinforcements advanced on Montreal. The Americans defended Ticonderoga in force and Washington's army moved in the direction of Philadelphia (but was leery of British reinforcements arriving in June). By the end of Spring, the British secured the South Central area. During the Summer, the bulk of the British June reinforcements loaded up on transports and headed South, landing in Georgetown and Savannah in July. Although the Americans strongly defended Charleston, the British were able to capture Charleston and gain control of the Deep South. In the North, the American army in New England crushed the Tories in Newport and advanced into Canada to threaten Montreal and Quebec. An additional 10 SPs hovered at the VA/MD border. The British were able to solidify their hold on the South Central and Deep South areas, while still holding on to Philadelphia and Canada. Although the Americans made a number of last-turn attacks, they were unable to reduce the number of British controlled towns below 12.
Robert Frisby (American) vs Mike Sincavage (British, Bid=12, Score=11)
The British withdrew from New England and deployed most of their army in the two southern areas. The British controlled 14 towns at the at the beginning of the last American turn. The Americans assaulted 4 towns and were able to wrest control of 3 from the British, leaving the British with only 11 towns.