On the Federal left a firing line was deployed along the road while a second brigade tried to outflank the Confederate through the woods. One regiment at the apex of the Federal line was exposed to the fire of three Confederate regiments and a gun and quickly destroyed. Nevertheless the line held and over the course of the battle the flanking Federal brigade drive off the opposing Confederate brigade, completely smashing it. In the centre the elite zouave regiment was destroyed, throwing a double 1 for an all important break test! Federal forces on the right tried to attack the flank the Confederate centre but were themselves hit in the flank by fast moving Confederate reinforcements. The brigade was shaken and had to withdrawn, leaving the farmhouse dangerously exposed.
(Massed Confederate infantry assaults, wave after wave of them!)
(Above and below the farmhouse held tenaciously by the Federal cavalry throughout the entire battle)
Very good game. Everyone got the hang of the rules eventually although a few things needed working through carefully to make sure everyone understood what and why, and I think we have a couple more converts. Next week I think we are trying out BP with an Austro-Prussian War of 1866 battle. Guaranteed to be interesting and a shame my 1866 Austrians and Prussians are still in the box of doom.