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Regiments / ♝His Majesty's Expeditionary Brigade♝ - (NA)
« on: May 24, 2017, 12:49:01 AM »




Brief History

Overnight, the Massachusetts militia, nominally led by William Heath and Artemas Ward, converged on Boston, laying siege to the city. In the days immediately following, militia units from New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut arrived. The militia recovered over 180 pieces of artillery in raids on Ticonderoga and Crown Point for use in the siege. On May 25, 4,500 British reinforcements arrived in the city with three more senior officers; Major General William Howe, and Brigadiers John Burgoyne and Henry Clinton. In an attempt to pacify the rebellion, Gage issued a proclamation on June 12 to pardon all those who would lay down their arms. However, it only inflamed the Patriots, and more flocked to their cause.
On June 17, British forces seized the Charlestown peninsula from the Americans after a costly assault. With over 1,000 casualties and the siege still unbroken, Gage was replaced by Howe as Commander-in-Chief. Many senior British officers wrote of their dismay at the attack, which had gained them little.Gage himself wrote to the Secretary of War in London:

"These people show a spirit and conduct against us they never showed against the French....They are now spirited up by a rage and enthusiasm as great as ever people were possessed of and you must proceed in earnest or give the business up. A small body acting in one spot will not avail, you must have large armies making diversions on different sides, to divide their force. The loss we have sustained is greater than we can bear. Small armies cannot afford such losses, especially when the advantage gained tends to do little more than the gaining of a post".



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3rd Foot Guards

Queen's Rangers





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General Discussion / Favorite Revolutionary War Painting
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:28:36 PM »
The Battle of Trenton, Hessian Colonel Rall is mortally wounded, Dec. 26, 1776

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The Queen's Rangers was Founded December 9, 2016 by are Lord Marks.
I Duke LongTree am going to carry the Queen's Rangers in to the new game.
The Rangers is made of a mixture of EU/NA.
The Rangers is a group of older players that have a long history with NW.
 If you are looking for a regiment with great history and great stability we welcome you.




   
French and Indian War
American Revolutionary War
New York Campaign (1776)
Philadelphia Campaign (1777-1778)
Siege of Charleston (1780)


               

When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, about fifty Loyalist regiments were raised, including the Butler's Rangers, the King's Royal Regiment, and the Maryland and Pennsylvania Loyalists. Robert Rogers again raised a unit, this time in New York (mostly from Loyalists living in Westchester and Long Island), from western Connecticut, and with men from the Queen's Loyal Virginia Regiment. The new unit was named in honour of Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III. It first assembled on Staten Island in August 1776 and grew to 937 officers and men, organized into eleven companies of about thirty men each, and an additional five troops of cavalry. The unit immediately set about building fortresses and redoubts, including the one that stood at Lookout Place. Rogers did not prove successful in this command and he left the unit on January 29, 1777. The regiment had suffered serious losses in a surprise attack on their outpost position at Mamaroneck, New York, on October 22, 1776. Eleven months later, on September 11, 1777, they distinguished themselves at the Battle of Brandywine, suffering many casualties while attacking entrenched American positions. They were then commanded by Major James Wemyss. On October 15, 1777, John Graves Simcoe was given command, when the unit became known informally as "Simcoe's Rangers"














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