This is the conclusion to my Fictional campaign. Starting in March I will be posting Battle reports for historical battles that were fought in Virginia in 1862.
When we left off, The battle was just getting started.
|The Pennsylvania Brigade advances to meet the South Carolina attackers.|
|Confederate Left flank advancing.|
|The Georgia Brigade in the center of the attack moves even closer. By this time. They have taken a few hits from the Federal Artillery|
|Adjusting Fire, the battery makes the most of its position and rains shells along the road.|
|One Union Battery holds their fire until they can see their target. They know the Confederates are coming. Soon they will Crest the ridge.........|
|.....and they will let loose with their guns.|
|"Forward men, Forward!!" The Confederate center surges forward. as they move closer, the air begins to be filled with the rising voices of the "Rebel Yell."|
|Due to the rating of the woods and the line of sight rule, the opposing forces had to get in close to let loose their musketry.|
|The New York battery opens fire with double canister at the approaching Brigade.|
|Casualties begin to mount up. The brigade commander is shot from his horse and killed. a few of his regiments are routed from the field.|
|The contest in the woods unfolds. The leading Pennsylvania regiment expends their ammo and is forced to retire. The assaults were just too much for them.|
|The Alabama Brigade continues to move at a slow pace.|
|The Georgia brigade is all but swept from the field.|
With the conclusion of this battle comes the end of my fictional campaign. The battles that I have fought so far have been based loosely on real battle situations or terrain. I have used these fictional battles as practice for when i do actual historical battles. The result of my fictional campaign is, Confederate Wins=5, Federal Wins=6, Draw=6. It has been pretty equal across the board. The game mechanics are pretty straight forward. The outcome of the battles depend on the dice and and skill of the generals. On the topic of Generals, The losses of Brigade commanders is shocking. An average of almost one general casualty per game. I admit that I should have kept an over all count of casualties so I could give hard numbers.However, like I said, this was a "learning the rules" experience, I am happy to say that the next series of battles will be a bit more informative.