|View of the table - Union forces on the left|
|View from the other end|
|Union camp and brigade on the left flank|
|Central Union brigade|
|Confederate forces advance on to the table|
|Confederate brigade in the centre|
|Confederate brigade on the right|
Last Sunday Craig, Gary, Josh and I met at the Vikings Club in Lanyon, for the monthly meeting of the Capital Region Wargames Club. We played a fictional American Civil War scenario, called Daybreak at Hangman's Creek, taken from the Black Powder rule book (pp.146-15). This involved a Confederate attack at dawn on a Union held camp, town and munitions factory with the aim being to capture one or more of these places.
They were three brigades a side, with Craig and I commanding the Union forces, while Gary and Josh had the tough task of trying to capture these objectives. In the end it was too much and the Rebs, while breaking one Union brigade, failed to capture any of the objectives, and the game ended with their right and central brigades broken. Thanks to Craig, Gary and Josh for another fun, fast ACW Black Powder game. There was quite a good turn out for the first meeting of the year and there are a few photos of some of the other games played further down in the post.
|Union picket line of my troops in open order - Go Boys give 'em Hell!|
|Confederate right flank advances|
|The Rebs swarm forward|
|Rebs right and centre attack the Union camp and town|
|Union right flank finally advances|
|Rebs' right and centre are driven back|
|Union right flank engages in desultory fire|
|Reb's right and centre brigades are broken at the end|
Greg and Ian's 'Closing the Gap' practice participation game for Cancon 2014, Orcs attacking.
John and Roger's 15mm Napoleonics game.
DBMM 15mm ancients game.