Sunday, 2 October 2011

Regimental Fire and Fury ACW (2): Gettysburg - The Peach Orchard

The Rebel attack came upon a staunch Union defence of the Peach orchard (bottom right below), and also simultaneously attacking Devil's Den (top right below, a rough patch near the top of the river) which was infested with Union sharpshooters:

The Rebels pressed hard and broke through in resounding success in the Peach Orchard. Driving two veteran Union regiments back in total disorder:

A third Union regiment was pushed back also in disorder after the breakthrough combat. A resounding Rebel attack that had broken/buckled the Union defences:

These were not men but furious wolves! The shambles of the Union line is show below (left hand side against the river/stream and wooded hillock). Fortunately it was the Union go next :

The best the now "worn" Union forces could do was to try and improvise another line of defence to face the inevitable Rebel onslaught (trouble was the Rebels were still classed as "fresh" and "up for it" whereas the Union were "worn" and "sick of it"). Meanwhile both sides were taking stock on Little Round Top (see below):

The next round(s) of combat here would be interesting.


Monty said...

Blimey, Geordie, this looks impressive stuff!

Paul said...

The South shall rise again!

Nice segment report.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

It's very impressive Monty, the excellent kit (figures and terrain) is not my own but I am getting seduced into getting some Perry Plastics!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

More to follow, as it stands the game is yet undecided, we should finish it this week hopefully

Bard said...

Nice pics and reports -- looking forward to the finish.