Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Saturday Afternoon of ACW

On Saturday afternoon the boys of the Lonely Gamers Club - Andrew Parr, Victor Perry, Brian Buskell, Dave Houston and myself got together and had ourselves a little ACW action. The game we played was the first to represent the initial fighting west of Gettysburg, along McPherson Ridge. I tried to get the table looking close as possible but I could not replicate the actual ridge line so I only placed in the section of the unfinished railroad where the 6th Wisconsin would become immortalised later on that day for their gallant charge. The main difference with the play from that of the day was that we allowed the opposing commanders to bring on their re-enforcements in location and manners of their own choice. However the initial deployments of Brig Gen Buford and Major Gen Heth's skirmish lines remained the same. But I will fill in a few more details of the battle shortly, until then enjoy the photos.


























14 comments:

Bedford said...

Lovely set up.

What rules are you chaps using?

Darrell.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

WoW! Lovely set up!!! One day I hope my ACW tables look as good as that!

Christopher

Vinnie said...

Hey Darrell,

We were using a Andrew Parr's Fortune & Glory rules. It is set he has been working on for some time but has not been published as yet.

adam said...

The rules are a pleasure to play. Looks like a great game Nathan!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Stunningly beautiful game. I wish I was there!

Bedford said...

Thanks Vinnie.

Are there plans to publish at some point?

Darrell.

MiniMike said...

Great table and figs. Really enjoyed the post. Thx.

Vinnie said...

Darrell,
Rules are in the editing phase at the moment. The main rules are for Napoleonic s and the following sups are ACW, colonial, SYW etc

Bluewillow said...

A great looking table Vinnie, quick question the limber on the hill does that represent destroyed guns?

cheers
matt

Bedford said...

I look forward to reading them someday so please do keep us posted on any developements.

Darrell.

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Love your table...your photos look like paintings. real, real nice.

Vinnie said...

Hello Matt,

No the limbers are there just for looks old boy

cheers

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

A well spent afternoon!

Mericánach said...

Quality stuff, lads.