|I do think 10mm works particularly well for this period - great mass effects
|The set up
|James's Confederates at the farm
|Stewarts Black hat brigade in the centre and the cornfield
|Johns Georgians enter in the middle - I sense a rebel yell coming oN
|The firing starts
|James's Crack Virginians units gives fire
|Its find a fence time! 19th Indian took severe punishment - but still stanidng
|Petes Brigade , North Carolina , Atlanta and Georgian appear on the hill opposite Martin
|Martin deploys his Wisconsin boys into extended line to face the threat
|The blows are being traded - the Union units are however coming off worse as Stewart keeps rolling 1's
|Johns Georgians are well into the cornfield charging the union defenders in the wood
|the union left begins to fall back - losses are mounting - and the union army reaches Heavy Casualty levels
|The union right is under real pressure.... and it finally gives ...
|Happy Gamers - James, John, Pete, Martin and Stewart
Overall a Confederate victory as they had held the cornfield by the end and inflicted heavy losses on the Union. Stewarts dice found 1 a hell of lot - and the rebels seemed to find 10 a lot! At one point it looked like it would be a run away Confederate victory , but the Union guys stuck at it , and the units did not run way and managed to chip away at their attackers , doing a decent bit of damage in the end.
Most of the guys have not played the rules before - but by the end of the game all were well on the way with them. We had used most of the troops the guys have painted (plus Angus and Stig who were not there have some too) . The consensus was we need more troops!! and we are planning a bigger battle for the Battleground show in November.
a good day out