Re: Longwoods 'tactical' event
- I stand corrected. Thanks for the enlightenment.
I'm not too sure how well we could do a Waterloo simulation... we're
usually short of the complements we need to even do the actual
Battle of Longwoods justice! Instead of a tactical simulation, I'm
afraid we'd probably just end up looking pathetic. Perhaps a flat-
out tactical skirmish would be more adviseable - something with
judges, like the tactical at Baccus Mills last year. Start off the
season with some fun.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Dickerson" <mdickerson1@...>
> Longwoods was indeed a historical battle. It was fought on
> 1814 along the Longwoods Road (#2 highway) near Wardsville.ferocious for
> Perhaps not of the magnitiude of Lundy's Lane, but no less
> the men who were there. The casualty rate at Lundy's Lane wasapproximately
> 29%. At Longwoods, there were 67 casualties out of 236 regulars,militia
> and natives (28%).39%!
> It was worse for the regulars. 58 casualites out of 150 which is
> I admit that the Longwoods re-enactment is not held on thecorrect week
> end and not on original land. However, I doubt few others wouldjoin us in
> March, and the original property is private farm land.copy the
> The Sunday re-enactment is not just a 'tactical'. We try to
> battle within limitations which means allowing people toparticipate who
> were never at Longwoods (navy and artillery). The Saturday battleis a
> 'tactical demonstration', not representing any particular battle.But we
> were toying with the idea of Waterloo.........specifically
> Mark Dickerson
> PS: At Juno beach on D-Day 21,400 men landed, there were 1,200
> casualties. (5%)
> > Hmmm.... Longwoods is a "tactical" event, is it not? Not
> > modelled on a historic battle?
- Actually the casualty rate is lower than that for the British. It was only
24%. (876 out of 3640)
The brunt of the casualties being from the 41st Reg't (62%) and the 89th
Reg't (60%) The Scots suffered 30%, but I suspect that the 3 companies
under Morrison suffered more casualties then the 7 companies under Gordon.
I wish there was a break down between Brigades.
Longwoods was indeed a historical battle. It was fought on March 4th,
1814 along the Longwoods Road (#2 highway) near Wardsville.
Perhaps not of the magnitiude of Lundy's Lane, but no less ferocious for
the men who were there. The casualty rate at Lundy's Lane was approximately
29%. At Longwoods, there were 67 casualties out of 236 regulars, militia
and natives (28%).