|Best Arial view of the battle BEFORE we start|
I am in the Bottom left corner.
Anyway here is what happened!
|The Rebels |
Left to right are
Bob, Colin and Tim.
|And the Union|
Again left to right.
My seat, Peter (overall command) and Richard
by far the younger better looking and fitter players
(Stop hitting me Bob!)
My orders were to hold this ridge!
|Slowly the Rebs advance on my position.|
My artillery use is pitiful
Peter my Commanding officer tells me I actually
need to put the metal balls in the guns!
|Overall they advance. Bob leading the Way.|
And peter coming off of the hill to
engage the enemy more closely
I thought he just wanted those 2 units to die quickly!
|And still I wait.|
|They do creep closer. |
Mostly due to bad dice rolls only letting them move at 1/2 speed.
|The whole Reb line advances.|
Peter looses 1 whole unit and the other runs back up the hill and
fills the gap it had left!
|Bobs troops advance on the wood and the hill.|
putting the left flank under a lot of preasure
|Tim advances into contact. |
First he fires at my gun battery and forces them to linber up
While in MY centre his BIG unit charges my weak unit
(Only 6 stands)
|A combination of good dice rolls buy me |
and bad dice rolls by Tim
forces the big unit off of the ridge line
My artillery is caught while limbered up and destroyed.
|Tim was unsoported and his troops that had captured the gun battery|
needed to withdraw
His Big unit reformed and charged up the hill again!
|He ploughs into that unit and even managed to attck the on behind|
The dice gods were not terrible to me but nor did they favour Tim greatly
But both units were pushed back
|I was able to pivot my gun|
but low on ammunition I rolled the dreaded 1
|The Centre of the line Held|
As Colin was very unfortunate and could
not advance sufficiently to put it under presure
|The Union Left was badly battered and was about to be broken|
by Bob. But we ran out of time
Conclusion: Well we did run out of time so a final outcome will not be known. However, I was in a position to still contest the ridgeline and was even thinking of sweeping down into the left and supporting the Middle. Richard (on the union left) was not in such a position. He was holding on for dear life. (I am sure he will dispute that!) and Bob was pushing through. Both centres had hardly been touched and while Peter had lost a unit (and a half) because of his advance he was still in a good position.
We had to settle on and inconclusive draw. But it was a fun game and I am inclined to try to pick the rules up for myself.
All the Terrain and Models were supplied by Tim.
All the best hope to post again soon.