Played 23rd July 2016 at the West Australian Boardgame Association's Thornlie meet.
Disclaimer : Both generals have minimal American civil war knowledge, and so I apologise for incorrect names, and other historical inaccuracies.
July 1, 7:00am (Ed. Yes we started 2 hours earlier than we were suppose to, oops #1)
General Ian (Union) decides to bivouac Buford to the west of Gettysburg, then waits two hours wondering if the Confederates got his memo.
General Steve (Confederates) staggers onto the field after a big night out, remembering vaguely where he's suppose to be going.
Things finally get serious as Confederates pour in on the Chambersburg and Mummasburg roads, and almost sandwich Buford and his buddies. The first fight of the day goes in the Confederates way easily.
No hand of Ian can save those Bluebellies.
The Confederates continue to pour in at a fast and steady rate beating back the Union to the hills behind Gettysburg. Rumour after rumour of more Bluebellies begin to take its toll on General Ian,
but bottlenecks and manuevering slow the Confederate advance.
Night finally falls as the Confederates and Union position themselves for the morrow. A sneaky Picket tries to outflank the Bluebellies left flank, but last minute reinforcements bring them to a halt.
A Confederate charge on the Union's center comes up short when it runs slap bang into the Iron Brigade the one little card hidden up Ian's sleeve, and the poor Confederates beat a hasty retreat.
July 2, 10:00am
(Just what every Confederate wants to see a worried and concerned look on the Union General's face)
The morning starts with the Confederates pouring reinforcements towards the Union flank. The Union general bulks out the lines facing the Confederates in Gettysburg.
Finally the Confederates outflank the Bluebellies and McClaws makes a run for the objectives.
July 3, 9:00am
Those *&@$#$^#@ Bluebellies get a fresh round of reinforcements on the Emmitsburg road, foiling the first outflanking manuever. But sensing a weakening in the line the Confederates pour everything they've got into a yawning gap.
Final victory is within sight for the Confederates as he starts to rollup the Union's left flank, and pours more troops towards the objectives.
The battle's largest artillery duel occurs on the Confederates right flank, with the Union on the losing side. Anderson then follows by slamming into the rear of the bulky but hopefully wavering Bluebellies flank.
The biggest upset of the battle, a brilliant stroke of manuevering by the Bluebellies, Ian sends the Iron brigade storming across the rear to rescue the objectives that the Confederates have got to within a hairs breadth of.
The Confederates did not see this coming, and thinking the day is done, charge blindly into what they thought was a weakened unit only to discover the @*((*$@ Iron Brigade again. What remains of this fight is quickly surrounded as night decends.
With this momentary pause, the Confederates take stock and realise the day is lost, Steve has no more canon of particular use, his forces are weakened and outnumbered, and with no time left he capitualates.
- Last edited Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:06 am (Total Number of Edits: 2)
- Posted Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:01 am
Others have already pointed out the apparent error you've committed concerning the movement of the objectives. More visible in the larger pictures here.
(Just in case anybody only reads this version of the session report.)
- Last edited Tue Aug 2, 2016 7:19 pm (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Tue Aug 2, 2016 7:14 pm
oops#1 Started earlier than required on July 1.
oops#2 Objectives moved more than required.
And I'm sure there's many other errors. Its a hard game to get right the first hundred plays.