The Brandywine is a beautiful example of V&B's scale and scope combined with an insane map that seems to change depending on which authority you go to (see Jeff Glasco's here - this is probably most accurate and we'll return to this version at some stage - but we kept the V&B rulebook map for this version. JG also has some wonderful 'wing scale' etc. scenarios for AWI V&B. It's a great site.)
And so to battle. V&B gets a slagging in some quarters, but I still love it so. Simplicity, decent rules for disorder and the fact that division exhaustion creeps up on you (and can be used to determine commander abilities and national characteristics, despite what the detractors say). Ed Mueller also has a brilliant nine years war version of the rules. What's not to love?
So. The classic Brandywine flanking action is presented below. I played the Americans. ...and lets put it this way...Mr. Washington would have been in even more trouble this time around!
'With a tow, row, row, row, row, row, row, for the British Grenadiers.'
Volley and Bayonet never fails to impress. We're looking forward to some of the reduced scale variants that are out there for the AWI.