Well here we are once again it's time to punish those ragged southerners Dave on the right flank Stephen in the middle and Craig on the left or so we thought
The union Generals were myself in the centre Simon on my left and new to the Game Mark on my right.
Union 13 regiments infantry 3 battery artillery
Rebs 14 regiments inf 2 batteries artillery
We set up ready for battle lowest dice roll sets up first so six dice rolled and above is the result
the commands all ready for the bloody battle ahead
the Union get the first turn and lunch their assault other than Marks guns everything else refused to move same with Simon's one unit took off into the trees and the rest stayed put all of mine bar one move forward. Below is two turns in.Craig to everyone surprise moves his whole brigade bar one unit two the middle to support Stephen in depth but it only takes one mistake for everything to fall apart and for the rebels it was about to happen. While Stephens troops move forward piece meal Dave just refuse to move for i think three turns and same with Craig if only he had remembered that he got a free move when in march order so he doesn't get into the barn
Mark does a mad three move dash and gets into the barn first this move will help us win the battle.
My troops are take hits but i keep cycling new troops to the front to keep them fresh
now we have a firing line and Stephen is taking looses
the rebs are jammed up and moving nowhere
Simon's advance into the woods suffers a few bad rolls of the dice meaning he's going no where fast but then again neither is Dave on the other side of the forest
Dave and Simon finally get the grips with each other it will be interesting to see who gets the upper hand on our right flank
Stephen just can't get enough troops into combat at the same time and the blue lines of fire are just becoming to much
Mark after about three turns of ineffective fire finally deals with Craig's holding Regiment now we have them on the ropes boys time for the final push
My lads with Simons guns, (oh yes Stephen destroyed my guns dam them rebs) and Marks infantry destroy Stephen Brigade so Craig finally moves up, after spending the game trying to get mark out of the barn. (he's still there).
Dave destroys one of Simon's regiments and one of mine in a final throw of the dice but fails to get low enough dice to get into combat.
So here we are end of game with a hard fought victory for the north that's two for the boys n blue next time we move deep into the enemies camp
Dave on the right is holding out but would soon be under heavy pressure, we lost one gun battery and two regiments not bad, a real fun game with a awesome bunch of lads