We rolled and the highest roll got the British, the high role went to Steve so I took my position behind the rebels who, as they were my troops, will henceforth be refered to as patriots!
A number of things happened all at once at this point. The Indians are fearsome in close combat. The Tomahawks ability allows them to roll a dice each on the way, for every 5 or 6 a point of shock is added to the enemy. With twelve figures this should be at least 4 points of shock before contact is even made and the Indians are aggressive so get 2 extra combat dice.
I was already unloaded and without bayonets so not in very good shape at all.
Steves rolled his dice and managed to get just one point of shock, he then hit my militia and had 8 combat dice versus my 2! He managed to get just one kill, I managed two and two points of shock by rolling a double six.
The redskins are pushed back, my card comes out next and I volley them to add another dead and another shock.
Both Steve and I are laughing at the particularly daft turn of events.
We were both pleasantly surprised by how realistic the handling of the Indians seemed and the difficulty the formed troops had in dealing with them once they were on the flanks. A great game which completely over ran as we enjoyed it so much.
I admit to being quite excited.