The scenario saw the Confederates tasked with taking a Union fort. We used the Black Powder rules with the Glory Hallelujah amendments.
Board 1 saw Mel, and Ian command the Union relieving/counter attack forces attacking the Confederate forces moving up to assault the fort led by Pete, Tony and later Dave.
Dave supplied the figures and terrain for board 1.
Board 2 saw Gaz's Confederate brigades assaulting the Fort 69 commanded by me. Terrain by Dave with my figures.
|Gaz's 2 brigades|
|The fort. Defended by a Union brigade|
|Dave used a random dice to determine where the forces came on and typically they all came on together. This allowed the Confederates to get a gun on the hill and get some flank shots in as the Union troops maneuvered.|
|Confederates on board 2 racing towards the fort|
|The Union reaches the town first and fortifies it. Access to the fort is only allowed by using the road and it's 1 battalion in march column wide. No firing was allowed over the boundary between board 1 or 2.|
|Confederates still racing forward|
|The Union consolidate in the town|
|A Union brigade reaches the road to cross on to board 2|
|Gaz's reinforcements arrive just in time to cover the road|
|The Confederate assault goes in!|
|The Union march on to Board 2 and discover a cannon aimed right at them!|
|The Confederates continue to march up the board|
|The Union move to block them|
|Ian's Union brigade attempting to force their way on to board 2|
|This does not end well for the Union|
|Gaz's first brigade to attack gets mauled but pushes the Union defenders back|
|The remains of Gaz's 1st brigade on the left and a fresh brigade reaches the northern ramparts.|
|Things get a bit disordered for both sides. Black and white cotton wall denotes broken units by firing. In normal Black Powder these would be removed but Glory Hallelujah treats them like a unit in a broken brigade.|
|The Union under pressure, but the artillery doing it's job. I'd positioned the terrain so that the outer defence was in short range betting that attackers wouldn't have enough moves to cross.|
|The destroyed valiant 1st brigade|
I thought the Glory Hallelujah rule additions added period flavour and played well. I need to check the forums on some of the rules affecting charging as I'm not sure I played them right. It was great to play with my ACW figures, their last outing under my generalship was in the early 1990s!