Tomorrow morning the Lads from the club are playing a nice little RFF game. The Scenario we are going to use was borrowed from the RFF Scenario page and is the Battle for 'Fox's Gap' September 1862. The table has been set up for a 6ft x 9ft game in 28mm. It took me a bit of setting up, especially doing the centre ridge line.
The battle will start tomorrow with a brigade each from the opposing sides - on the Confederates Garland's Brigade is already deployed and on the other side Scammon has his all Ohio Brigade deployed. Reinforcements will slowly come on over the duration of the game. But hopefully it will be a good day tomorrow and the boys will enjoy the game.
Pictured above is the 30th Ohio just about to pass through the Martz cornfield.
A view looking south across Fox's Gap and the Wise House. Pictured also are 13th North Carolina and in the distance this the 20th North Carolina.
Not quite dismount cavalry but they are all I had so these guys are representing the 5th Virginia Cavalry Regiment and a section of horse guns. They are holding the very right flank of the Confederate line.
Two images (above and below) of the 23rd Ohio under the command of Col Hayes. The image below also provides good detail of the battlefield from the Union side. A gentle rise but covered with numerous stone walls and snake fences.
Another image of the 23rd Ohio looking from Col Hayes position up and across the ground his men will have to charge.
Two images (above and below) are of Bondurant's battery and the small but hardy 12th North Carolina
Back to the left flank of the Confederate line we find Garland personally seeing to the deployment of the 20th North Carolina. Below a better image of the Wise House, which will soon see in some of the fiercest fighting of the game....I think
The furtherest left hand unit of the Confederate line is again the 13th North Carolina, looking looking N/E along the Old Sharpsburg Road.
An finally making a short appearance tomorrow is a small unit of Union West Virginian cavalry (painted by Terry Moran)