This aspect of the siege offers the greatest challenge to the garden wargamer, and therefore it is best that we begin here - because not only is it possible to reproduce, but it also can be a most exciting part of the whole game....
In this rule test, a French Ravelin is to be reduced:
So, to begin, the Chief Engineer of the Army is summoned, and the distant prospect of the town is surveyed. The sappers and miners are then given their objective - and the tunnel begins from the rear trench line.
Suitable toy soldiers are useful, but not essential - and a mining company should include between four - six soldiers with an Officer, Sergeant and Cart.