Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Fight for McPherson Ridge - Gettysburg Day 1


Last night the lads of our club played a fairly large game of Regiment Fire & Fury. The scenario came strait from 'The Maps of Gettysburg' page 95 'The Fight for McPherson Ridge'. I tried to have the terrain laid as close as possible to the map provided and the same for the unit sizes. However I think after playing the game I should have rated the Union Brigade and Bucktails as 'worn' or reduced their unit sizes. As it was I had them rated as the were before the start of the battle, which made it extremely difficult and I think a little frustrating for the Confederate players.


The game went for about two and a half hours with the Union players finishing on a sound victory - not a repeat of the actual battle. However on the Union right it actually did play the same as per the day. The two Confederate regiments (47th & 52nd North Carolina) had the only solid victories for the Confederates. The 52nd NC pushed back both the 121st PA & 80th NY and the 47th NC charged and took Reynolds battery. The remaining units were soundly defeated and routed from the field.

151st PA lines up behind a rail fence

In the distance the 26th NC (17 bases strong) and 11th NC move up to attack the Iron Brigade


Members of the 2nd WI await the Confederate attack


The 26th NC


47th NC crosses Willoughby Run and take shelter behind a snake fence


150th PA awaits the Brockenbrough's Virginian Brigade.

Three small regiments of Virginians push through the cornfield and charge the 150th PA

26th NC charges across Willoughby Run and striaght into the combined fire of the 2nd WI and 24th MI




Biddles mixed brigade of NYand PA regiments fire shot and shell into the advancing NC



The 52nd NC charges and pushes back the 121st PA and 80th NY



The very couragoues charge of the 47th NC on Reynolds Battery

The Battle map

16 comments:

Phil said...

Fantastic looking battlefield!

BigRedBat said...

Yes, a great looking battle.

pancerni said...

Looks like your new units of the Iron Brigade will get some work, soon!

Tom Young said...

Wow!! Outstanding!!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Once again lovely ACW gaming!

Christopher

Sidney Roundwood said...

Really super photos and a wonderful battle. Always good to see an actual battle being fought out. Terrific!

leroy said...

I heard Peter and the Iron Brigade flogged arse! Game looks awesome sory I missed it.

Monty said...

The table look excellent and so do the troops. And the report sounds like it was a great game...

Cheers
Stefan

John Mag said...

Great work Nathan. Looked fantastic

Joshua S-M said...

*eye twitches* The Iron Brigade gave me nightmares.

Dave Hancox said...

heheh Yeah, esp once you hit one of its regiments in the front and I hit it in the rear, and they shrugged us both off ....

All in all, a fun evening

John Shoemark said...

Terrific looking game. Magazine quality, thanks for showing us.

Vinnie said...

Hit in the front and rear.....surely it was just really bad dice rolling on that side of the table? But a good game and great to see sucha good sized crowd

James Fisher, FINS said...

Terrain, figures and photos all fabulous; thanks for the post.

Benno said...

Fantastic set-up!

David Cooke said...

The game looked outstanding.