Saturday, March 30, 2013

25mm Black Powder Clash

Thursday night was a big night. After about 16 months of grueling painting, I finally got to see all my boys take the field.  If you'll recall, a few months back the Basement Generals ran a Regimental Fire & Fury scenario using many of my figs, but we used a lot of Jason's as well.  It was rewarding to see a lot of hard work on the table at once.

This was our first run at ACW in 25mm using Black Powder, and it went off without a hitch.  The Baron had the terrain laid out nicely and had put together a scenario that I couldn't help but to throw out 'Petersburg.'  Two Reb brigades along with three gun sections would hold the left flank of CSA breastworks while a few units of cavalry would try to mess with the Yank's apple cart.  The U.S. would throw a full division and a couple of gun sections at the Rebs. The Union left decided to go George Custer and take care of business on its own while the middle went the calculated push route. The right thought better to rest before getting in the fight which made it more difficult for the Reb cav to sweep around behind the Union right. While the Union left began to dissolve, the middle and right eventually made it to the wall and even breached the defenses but were pushed back.  All in all if was a lot of fun and allowed Jaye and Scott shared some funny stories about a dear friend who had recently passed away. Prayers out to Tom Bajt's family and friends.

U.S. lines deploy for battle.

 C.S.A. defenses.

 The Yankee left runs in whoopin' and a hollerin'.


The Union right in deep strategical thought.

Reb cavalry hit the Union right.

Tough fighting at the wall.

The Reb left wavers, but eventually repels the Union assault.












share some funny stories about a dear friend who had recently passed away. Prayers out to Tom Bajt's family and friends.

2 comments:

Rodger said...

Excelent looking game Jon!

David Cooke said...

Enjoyable report Jon.