Saturday, October 12, 2013

Regimental Fire & Fury - North Queensland Style




On Saturday afternoon the lads from the Lonely Gamers Club put on a great game of Regimental Fire & Fury, with the intention of slowly confirming some of the finer details of the rules, before continuing our ACW campaign. The table was the biggest one we have played on to date, laid out as 12ft x 6ft with 127 stands of Federal Troops Vs 108 stands on the Confederate side. 


With no scenario in mind we allocated three key pieces of terrain as objectives, two were major road intersections and the last objective being the rail head in a small town on eastern side of the table. We only played for a about three hours before low light halted the movement of troops for the day. Both side made no major gains, however the Confederates did move through the township and occupy for a couple of turns, only to move out and attack the Union left flank. At about the same time a single Union regiment charged one Confederate Brigade bringing their attack to a halt and forced them to fall back out of close range, thus leaving the town and rail head unoccupied.


Most of the action for the afternoons battle tended to be in the center and eastern side of the battlefield, with just minor skirmishing and long distance artillery fire at the western end of the battlefield. Causalities for the day were only minor for both sides, Union forces suffering 600 loses all told and the Confederates 650 loses all told.


In all the lads seem to have a great time at the game, with period hats worn and a lovely banana and almond cake made by my beautiful wife to fill the empty bellies of the gallant generals on either side.



































23 comments:

Phil said...

Excellent looking pictures! The battlefield and the figures are really impressive!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Beautiful! It looks more like a diorama than a game.

Tomsche said...

That is just droolingly awesome looking

Phyllion said...

Stunning looking game

rct75001 said...

Stunning looking figures and scenery. Great work on the shutter also.
Thanks

Moiterei_1984 said...

Fabulous painted figures on a fantastic battlefield!

Cyrus said...

Another brilliant looking game!

Rodger said...

Excellent looking game Vinnie! Wonderful photos!

David Cooke said...

Fantastic looking figures and terrain. I really enjoyed the photos thanks for posting them.

sebastien gimeno said...

Love the pictures, the minis, the table. Great job, and it seems you had a good time.
Cheers

Sidney Roundwood said...

Really splendid! I particularly love the wonderful orchard! A magnificent sight!

Scott Robertson said...

Cracking game Vinny, love the terrain. I might have to get a couple of those game mats they are certainly versatile.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Wow! ACW wargaming at it's finest!

Christopher

DadExtraordinaire aka Marcus Maximus said...

Fantastic game of beautifully painted figs on great looking terrain, it was a pleasure to peruse!

Vinnie said...

Cheers fort the comments lads and glad to read that you loved the images of our last game.

Scott,

The 'Terrain Mats' are great for a quick set up and when you really dont have much room at home to modulated terrain. However If you are thinking about purchasing one I would advise grabbing two to save on postage, which can be quite expensive. also allow about eight to ten weeks delivery, But are worth thier wieght in gold...I have four mats.

Regards

Vinnie

bertinoro67 said...

very nice table, look my f&f regimental Romagna style

DadExtraordinaire aka Marcus Maximus said...

Apologies Vinnie if I have already asked this...but can't seem to find my saved link, so here goes, where did you get the terrain mats from (again)? Many humbling thanks :)

Vinnie said...

no worries the link is listed below for you:

http://www.terrainmat.com

regards

Vinnie

DadExtraordinaire aka Marcus Maximus said...

Thanks Vinnie -which option did you choose by the way? Green steppe with brown patches?

Scheck said...

What a wonderful battle report!! Great!! It s a joy to look at your pictures
_Peter

Vinnie said...

Green steppe with brown patches is the one I have used ....three in total. It is a very good one to get and I now use it for the majority of my games.

Regards

Nathan

James Fisher, FINS said...

"600 loses all told and the Confederates 650 loses all told"—obviously none of you wanted to remove too many of those lovely figures from the table!
Fabulous figures and photos, as per usual!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Stunning layout and beautiful troop.