Once again, we had enough players for 3 tables - one accommodated 4 people so we upped the points from 24 to 32. The scenario was a pretty simple one, both sides started in a corner and tried to get units off the opposite edge. Being night, you could not shoot over 12" until turn 10.
Saturday, 29 October 2022
ACW campaign, week 3 - stary stary night
Sunday, 23 October 2022
As I speed-painted my Rebs to get them into the field I never got around to taking any pictures. Rebels and Patriots uses quite small forces so 1 box of Perry plus a metal gun and some commanders in a complete force.
And a few Union troops for balance.
Thursday, 20 October 2022
ACW Campaign - Week 2, a bridge too far
This week's scenario involved the attacking trying to bridge a river using two teams of engineers. This week I set-up some denser terrain than for previous games. We had 6 players so ran 3 games.
Game 1 - Paul vs Steve
They managed to move quickly and with some good rolling were able to build the bridges quickly. So a win for the Rebs.
Game 2 - John vs Roy
They managed to get to the river first but faced long-range fire from the Rebs. They made some progress and managed to build two-thirds of a bridge before darkness fell. Honours were pretty even.
Game 3 - Stu vs Mike
Some accurate shooting from the Union troops slowed down the bridge building as the engineers were forced to relocate to avoid taking damage. The Union troops took very heavy damage but when darkness came the Rebs had only managed to build to partial bridges. So again, honours split.
Sunday, 16 October 2022
ACW campaign - week 1, capture the hill
We had 8 players this week so enough for 2*standard (24 points) and 1*larger game (32 points) games. The scenario was from the rules - capture the hill and hold until darkness. The game has a random end-time so its risky to plan a specific number of turns.
Game 1 - Steve vs John
This was the bloodiest of the games with both players throwing the majority of their forces straight at the hill.
|Union troops advance|
The Confederates were first onto the hill but were swifty attacked by the Union forces who managed to capture the hill before being thrown back then finally retaking the hill.
|Damn hard fighting on the hill|
A close and action-packed game saw the Union taking the spoils.
Game 2 - Roy vs Adam
Both forces stayed out of sight until the Union plucked-up courage and crested the rise at one end. Neither side was able to capture the ridge, but the Feds had the better of the shooting and caused the greater damage.
|Union first to the hill|
Game 3 - Nigel vs Stu / RichardIn the final game two different plans were in play. The Union forces hung back in cover hoping to move late and grab or contest the hill only in the last few turns. The Confederates looked to get their best shooting units onto the reserve slope whilst the aggressive units turned the right flank through the woods.
|Rebs attack through the woods|
Sunday, 9 October 2022
ACW campaign - week 0
|An attack goes in|
|The thin blue line|