On August 21st 1791 following a secret Voodoo ceremony the slaves of Saint-Dominque rose in revolt, Dutty Boukman a high priest and leader of the Maroon slaves turned on their masters and sought revenge, only a few isolated fortified camps were able to defend against the attackers.
At the Pommefrities Plantation a party of French under Captain La' Vern were busy collecting the belongings of Madame Shirley to escort her to one of these camps when Boukman set upon the plantation.
There are two wagons outside of the main house. If the rebels capture and move them off-table, or hold them on a Chapter end, they win the game. The French win if they defeat the enemy whilst retaining one of the wagons.
As the slaves rush forward the French Officers leave the plantation house and rally their troops who were busy in the fields and out houses. It was a race to form up before the slaves attacked.
Boukman's forces rush forwards as the French struggled to get into position to meet the revolting slaves. Meanwhile colonial skirmishers nipped at the mass ranks.
The slaves keep coming having crossed the open ground, many of their number are killed but they continue there headlong charge into the defenders.
The freed slaves defeat a section of black troops but are spent in the process, Boukman leading from the front is knocked to the ground. The loss of their inspiration leader saps the morale of the slaves.
The slaves begin to falter as more troops enter the fray. A number of the slave units lose heart and head back to the hinterland.
A final crashing volley see's off the attackers......
A short but bloody encounter, the slaves piece meal attack was unable to take advantage of the scattered French who in a stroke of luck were closer to the farmhouse and their officers than initially anticipated.
The slave forces would need to find a softer target to attack.