Jake drove up from Moscow Sunday morning and then we carpooled to Terry's for a half day session of Regimental Fire and Fury. The scenario Terry planned for today was the Battle of Port Republic. Jake and I commanded the Federals while Ken and John took command of the Confederates. The first phase of the game was played out earlier in the week and we simply started where the prior session stopped. At the start of our game, Jackson was already bearing down on the Federal positions strung out across the valley floor with most of the Federal artillery atop the Coaling.
|Confederates Advance on Federal Positions|
Federal artillery was deployed on the high ground at the Coaling. While the artillery wreaked havoc on the Confederates in sight, the Union right collapsed after only a token resistance. With the outcome all over except the crying, the Federals conceded the game even though they still held some of the key objectives.
|Union line breached|
|Initial Deployments Yellow Close-up|
|Initial deployments Red close up|
In the early turns, Red's firepower was used to pick apart several of my Yellow units at long range. As I closed, three of Red's central units suffered damage but could not be finished off. In a counterattack, I lost three units in quick succession including my most lethal Samurai horse unit. Ouch!
An enjoyable day of gaming day including two different games in two venues. What could be better? Oh, possibly I could have managed a win in one of the games? Not to be today!