|Confederate force left, Union force right|
|Union troops left of the road haven't deployed at this point|
|Confederate firing line|
|Union force is finally fully deployed|
|Casualties and shock mount for both sides|
Last Sunday afternoon, Craig came over to my place with his lovely Perry American Civil War troops, and we played our first game of Sharp Practice. We used the early 1861-62 Union and Confederate lists with similar infantry forces of 55 points and three leaders a side. The scenario was an encounter and Craig had the Union forces while I had the Confederates who managed to deploy fairly quickly on the table.
The Union forces eventually fully deployed on the table and proceeded to hammer the main Confederate formation in a firefight. In the end we ran out of time but the Confederates were close to rout and had lost two groups and a leader with heavy shock and casualties on the remaining formation. While I'm sure we got lots of things wrong in our first game, as we bumbled our way the rules, we both enjoyed it and hope to try a late Penisular War game soon. Thanks to Craig for a fun game.
|Main Confederate formation retreats|
|Casualties and shock continue to mount|
|Confederates are close to rout|