|Union forces advance|
|Union cavalry finally arrives to support the artillery|
|Confederate regiments blunder to the right|
|Fire fight begins on the Union right|
On Sunday Craig, Gary, Josh and I met at the Vikings Club for the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Wargames Club. We played an American Civil War game of Black Powder based on a scenario of the Battle of Mill Springs with Craig's lovely armies. The Battle of Mill Springs also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek and the Battle of Logan's Cross was fought in 1862 in Wayne and Pulaski counties in Kentucky. George H Thomas commanded the Union forces of 4,400 against a Confederate force of 5,900 under George B Crittenden.
The game was a lot of fun, pretty fast and furious, with plenty of failed brigade orders and blunders. In the end both Union brigades on the left and right were broken and retreating but the central Union brigade remained unscathed and holding the field. The Confederate brigade on the right was also broken and retreating but on the left flank the only other Confederate brigade managed to hold firm but was close to breaking. Thanks to Craig, Gary and Josh for a very enjoyable Sunday's gaming.
|Reb skirmishers enfilade a green Union regiment|
|Action on the Union left flank|
|Union cavalry contemplate a charge|
|The fire fight goes badly for the Union forces|
|Union brigade on the right is broken and retreats|