|Rule book and one set of cards|
After having a week to read the PDF version I was pretty much ready to give it a try when the book and cards arrived. Instead of using the scenarios in the book with random terrain for our first I pre-set the terrain using two of my standard 30"x60" folding tables. The terrain was set up similar to the meeting engagement with a river/stream 3 hills, some fields, 5 wooded areas, a road to run the length of the field and several walls and fences. My thought was to try a variety of terrain to see how it interacted with the new rules for movement and combat.
|Union force roster|
|Confederate Force Roster|
|Both forces jockey for position to gain advantage|
Both sides moved along the road with the Confederates sending their battery of howitzer and Cavalry to their right to secure the hill on the opposite side of the river. The problem was the howitzers are designed for a close up fight and he soon learned they did not have the range from the hill to get into the fight. The Federals sent three veteran regiments and the 4th U.S. Arty straight up the road with the intent of securing the intersection and the walls around it to establish a solid defensive position in order to secure and old the objective forcing the Rebels to attack. The Union Cavalry and regiment of recruits went to the right in order to pose a possible threat and establish a forward defensive line.
|Battle lines start to form as the Rebs final cross the stream|
|Union troops unleashed a hail of lead|
|Confederates fall back 6BW after failed charge|
|8th VT delivers the killing blow|
|Final disposition at the time victory was declared|