Saturday, 17 January 2015

Stephenson's Depot, Virginia, June 15th 1863

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.

1 comment:

  1. nice figures/units to go along with your lovely clean looking table top terrain features. A nice after action report too! thanks for sharing.....