Prior to game day, each player received a scenario packet including the initial game map shown below:
Let's see how the battle developed.
|Gibbon's Iron Brigade swings off to skirt |
the east end of Brawner's Woods
while a gun section unlimbers to cover Brawner's Farm.
|As Gibbon turns into the woods, reports are received|
that Rebel troops are approaching the farmhouse.
|View from the Rebel, overhead webcam.|
|Doubleday peels off to advance upon the farm.|
Baylor and several batteries arrive as Lawton approaches.
King brings up more Federal guns into the woods.
|The Iron Brigade working through the woods.|
|Both combatants take up positions along the fence line|
with a No-Man's developing between them.
Rebels position guns to the east to harass Gibbon.
|View from east end of battlefield|
|The lines are drawn.|
|While Gibbon distracts Rebel reinforcements,|
Doubleday prepares an attack with artillery support
upon Jackson and Brawner's Farm.
|Double prepares assault on farmhouse.|
|The Federals assault!|
|2 WIS charges Rebel guns positioned at the edge|
of the woods.
With devastating volleys from Lawton's Brigade
almost on its flank, the 2 WIS wavers.
|At the farm, Doubleday takes fire from the west|
and his assault loses steam.
|With heavy casualties,Doubleday calls off the attack.|
|Lawton's Rebels eject the 2 WIS from the field|
as the Federal right is threatened.
Saturday's gaming session was quite enjoyable. Having two players unfamiliar with both rules and remote gaming, both took to the challenge with ease. After a brief introduction and a quick work through the technology, Jennifer and Ivan dove in with little difficulty. Within two turn turns of play, both players had command of both the rules and technology. Having conquered those two hurdles, Jennifer and Ivan concentrated on tactics. I could see tactics developing as the battle progressed. Quite enjoyable to watch as the battle unfolded. Well-played by both. In a post-game retrospective, we discussed adding in additional troops to bolster the Federal position. King's division had two brigades nearby that could have thrown their weight into the fray. Perhaps a rematch may be in order? I would enjoy that.
Thanks to both players for a very enjoyable Saturday gaming session. That was fun!