The Royal Greens and a large force of Mohawks (and other Five Nations) under Chief Joseph Brant ambushed a large force of militia that were on their way to relieve Fort Stanwix which was under siege by Barry St. Leger.
The militia was totally taken by surprise and suffered about 50% casualties. The Mohawks suffered severely however and that dampened their enthusiasm for the campaign. They soon became disillusioned and eventually deserted except for a few that remained loyal to Brant.
The St. Leger expedition was a major component of the Burgoyne Campaign of 1777-a campaign that would end with the surrender of the British Army at Saratoga. One of the consequences of the defeat was that the French declared war on Britain becoming an active ally of the rebellious colonists.
You can find a brief history of the Royal Greens here.
|This is the print from the Osprey book on Loyalist formations. Here the Greens have the latest 1777 uniform with dark blue facings.|
|The Washington's Army set by Airfix was a pretty good set. Some of the poses had limited utility but the set had advantage that you could paint American Continentals and British regulars with the same set of figures.|
|In my opinion the firing poses and landing poses were the best. The standard bearer is a conversion of the loading pose.|