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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Battle of Mill Springs




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

12 comments:

  1. Looks like a great game, nice charge!

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    1. Thanks Phil, it was a fun game and nice to play ACW BP for a change.

      Mike

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  2. Wonderful looking game Cyrus!

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    1. Thanks Rodger, Craig's armies are very nice, but not quite on the scale of some of your ACW games!

      Mike

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  3. Those are some lovely 28mm ACW troops! And I see Union cavalry went face to face with a line of Rebels. That can't have ended well!

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    1. Thanks Monty, Craig's ACW amies are lovely - mainly Perry plastics with a few metal. It was pretty ugly...green Union commander!

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  4. Great looking game and troops. I'm not up on ACW history, but it is interesting to see cavalry charges. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean, the cavalry charge wasn't the best move of the Union forces game!

      Mike

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    1. Thanks Christopher, it was a fun game, good to give Craig's ACW armies a run.

      Mike

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  6. Great looking game and table. Wouldn't have liked to be amongst the cavalry though!

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  7. Thanks Aaron, the Union cavalry charge was pretty ugly and didn't end well!

    Mike

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