Wednesday, December 31, 2014

RF&F - Big Bethel

Last night the Baron Baron's Blog opened the doors to his home for a night of holiday gaming and cheer. We ran the first scenario out of the Regimental Fire & Fury vol. 1 scenario book. This is the first time I have been a part of a game using one of the RF&F scenarios.  Before I proceed,  I must say RF&F is probably my favorite of all the ACW rulesets I've played with Black Powder being a close second (because of its simplicity). I love the work Rich Hasenauer and crew has done on the rulebook and both scenario books. Since I have been a part of the Basement Generals group for a little over 3 years now (wow, time flies), we've played RF&F a half dozen times or so and it seems there has been a level of frustration each time. I believe a lot of this has to do with the complexity of the modifiers, however this night Union Forces under the command of Brig. Gen. Ebenezer Pierce would be plagued by less than desirable rolls and too many green troops. Adding to their woes would be a a single Confederate gun on the Union left flank refusing the yanks from organizing an assault. All in all the battle followed the events of June 10, 1861 with the yanks being repulsed not to return to the Virginia peninsula until 1862.

The field

 Big Bethel Church

Union forces attempt to organize at the blacksmith's shop

 Keep pouring it on em, boys!

 A small CS cavalry unit heads out to scout the left flank

 The 5th N.Y. "Red Devils" emerge from the tree line and attempt to move on Brick Kiln Creek
Rebel cav take on casualties


BaronVonJ said...

Thanks for all the great toys.

Rodger said...

Great looking game boys!

Phil C said...

great looking figures and photos!

happy and a safe new year!