Sunday, 2 October 2011

Regimental Fire and Fury ACW (3): Gettysburg - ferocious musketry at Little Round Top

Just as the Rebels prepare another assault on the 20th Maine, the Union sprung a surprise. A detached company from the 20th Maine made an appearance (see below, middle right):

Just where the Rebels didn't want them to be, enfilading their side/rear. "Give them hell" (see below):

The combined musketry of the bulk of the (ammo low - half firepower) 20th Maine to the front, plus the detached company (doubled firepower) was savage (especially since another 10 was rolled).

Rebel stands fell and the front Confederate regiment went "worn". A psychological victory, though the "use them of lose them" revealing of the flank company would surely mean deadly attention is cast their way from the Rebel second line in the turns to come.


Rodger said...

What a fantastic looking game.

Paul´s Bods said...

This turned out a bit different to what I expected...a fast moving game...and a great report!!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thanks Rodger, all praise and accreditation goes to the stalwart Grognards of the Redcar Rebels

Their collection and terrain, played over several weeks and still "in progress" as I type with the game very much in the balance

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Thanks Paul's Bods

Fast and rather furious in its cut and thrust

Gald both of you like it!

I am getting seriously tempted by these 28mm ACW figures!