With several members still recovering from Hammerhead up at Newark yesterday, we did not expect too many members at the club today, so Allan and I had opted for a small skirmish game.
As it happened, Graham and Ian looked in and helped out. Also next to us, several players were having an interesting 15mm Napoleonic game using Dave Brown's General d'Armee rules.
Back to our game, Allan had brought his Confederates along and chose to attack across the board which was dominated by a village in the centre.
My Union troops had the job of defeating them !
Union will attack from the left, Confederates the right.
First on, Allan gets some groups on the road & in the fields
Union troops appear opposite
Union skirmishers quickly get across and occupy the churchyard
Plenty of Rebels heading for the village !
The Union skirmishers open fire
Faced by the Rebel ones in the grounds of a cottage
First blood to the Confederacy !
Union troops using the cover of some trees to advance
An impressive Rebel formation crosses the fence line, left flank of the Confederate force
the skirmishers keep up their fire
Now a Union formation marches up the road with the Commander in the lead (the skirmishers have wisely gone into the church to get away from the enemy fire !
Another rebel formation is spotted behind the brick house
The Rebel big formation moves forward
Union troops scuttle towards the white house which will give them a good firing position.
Here we can clearly see the Rebel formation now beside the red house (more skirmishers are inside the building)
The Rebel skirmishers come out of the cottage
The Rebel big formation is making for the white house
The Union leader has charged the Rebel formation near the red house and broken them !
Next, they charge the red house and defeat the enemy skirmishers lurking in there.
Despite having the cover of the white house, a Union officer has been hit and killed by enemy fire - they are now leaderless, so shock will mount unchecked.
Having cleared the red house, the Union commander now leads his men out of the front door of the red house.
They shoot up the already broken Rebels lurking in the fields
then turn their attentions to the enemy skirmishers who have shot back into the cottage - the Rebel formation, hearing all the commotion turns to face this new threat.
Charge ! The Union boys head for the cottage
With victory here, this means the Rebels have lost four units and their morale is in free fall.
Victory to the Union today !
One question for you Sharp Practice experts - were we correct to allow Supports when attacking a building ?