Tally Ho!

Saturday 25 February 2023

Gettysburg - East Cavalry Field

 For our final game we played the action on East Cavalry Field that occurred on day 3 of the battle. The intent was for JEB Stuart to support Pickett's attack and exploit his "success". He found himself instead entangled with Gregg's Union cavalry.

Both sides deployed half their troops mounted as Light Cavalry and half dismounted as Mounted Skirmishers. This was a compromise to enable a bigger game with the troops available.   

The first action took place with Witcher's skirmishers attacking the Union troops opposite them in an attempt to push them back. They made some progress but were enable to really exploit it as both sides fed cavalry units into the area. 

In the west side Fitz-Lee advanced slowly on Custer's command, with both sides mounted troops clashing in the fields. Custer got the upper-hand and pushed the Confederates back.  

Centrally the Confederates attacked 1st New Jersey and wiped them out after a couple of turns. As both sides fed-in reinforcements a fluid attack/counter-attack melee formed in the centre.   

 The final result was a 3-2 win for the Union with JEB Stuart unable to break through the Union lines. 

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