Another in our series of Regimental Fire & Fury 15mm ACW games, this scenario was taken from the late John Hill's "To The Sound of the Guns" so just our little way of honouring the man who wrote Johnny Reb rules amongst other things wargamy.
General Edward Johnson's Confederate Division approach the railway bridge before dawn
accompanied by two batteries of artillery
under the command of Colonel Andrews
Just as Union forces under Major General Robert H Milroy arrived, cavalry to the fore
with some "green" infantry following behind
including some fancy New York Zoaves
No guns though as they had been abandoned during an earlier clash with Jubal Early's division, near Winchester
Johnson sends his first infantry unit to hold the rail bridge whilst the guns deploy to the left
The Federal cavalry dismount and line some white fencing ahead of the column
Nicholl's Rebels attack across the railway bridge
as the Rebel guns prepare to fire
time and again, the rebel infantry threw themselves against the Union lines
meanwhile, on the Federal right, Elliott assembled troops to attack towards the Rebel batteries
The Rebels attempt to break the Union defence lines
but the Zoaves in particular defied everything thrown against them
The rebel batteries are ordered to fire on the advancing enemy infantry
the first Federal unit gets all four barrels !
following this, one gun runs low on ammo so Andrews orders them back to find more shells
the Confederate high point - they have chased off the central Federal unit effectively splitting the Union forces in two
The Federal cavalry are ordered to mount up again
The Zoaves still hold the centre ground
Remounted, the cavalry surge forwards
and hit a Rebel unit in the flank
whilst more Union cavalry charge into the centre and hit another unprepared rebel unit
with the rebels routed by the cavalry, the Federals are able to carry the ground
Another Union victory !
(In the real battle, the Rebels occupied the railway cutting and defeated all Union attacks, sending the Federal troops away in disarray - but not this time !)
Another enjoyable Fire and Fury game.