It has been a long time since my last post. I have been getting over a big ish operation that to be honest just wiped me out.
Anyway, finally managed to feel like playing a game so invited Steve and Laurie up for an ACW game.
It was based on the forces detailed in the first part of this post and the terrain was similar to the map.
The background was that an initially numerically superior Confederate force was attempting to take a set of road junctions and hold-off expected Union reinforcements.
The rules we used were based upon the Fields of Honor set which we adapted to align with our house rules. The main difference is that the original rules use D6 and in our initial trials we found that while the rules were OK for middle and later battles, the early years with units having lower morale and inferior weapons meant that they usually ran on getting their first casualties. The D10 we believe balanced these issues out perfectly.
The confederate came on to the table and advanced up to the first set of rail fences and seemed to take up defensive positions to await the union onslaught. After a few turns trading artillery shots they realised that they may be better off taking the fight to the union.
Meanwhile the few Union troops on the table anxiously await reinforcements!
I have to be honest we then went for a bite to eat and sat chatting, which got the better of us. We returned to the game late in the day so I have left it set up for next time.
Not much of a battle report but hope you like the photos.