I was away at the weekend at Kirriemuir in Angus for an American Civil War event. Over the two days 12 gamers attended from the LOGW. The impressive figures were supplied by various members of the group.
|Short range naval action|
The land campaign was developed by Kevin Calder and Peter Nicholson and the rules used were Kevin Calder’s quick play ACW rules. The table was over 24ft long and stretched from Washington to Richmond. The game involved trains and cavalry raids with each player commanding an infantry division. The first days gaming was a series of successes for the Union driving back the Confederates into Virginia. On the 2nd day the Union ran out of luck and initiative so their advance was held and eventually driven back by the Confederates. On the last turn of the game Washington fell to a flanking Rebel division under Charlie Grant but at the same time his dad Charles Grant captured Richmond. So the campaign was agreed to be a draw.
|A desperate melee|
|Union cavalry raid|
Peter Nicholson and I supplied the 28mm ships for the naval side game. I worked up the scenario for this and we used my Big Ship Ironclad rules. The naval game was played twice. The union ships heavy guns did not prove effective and both were Confederate victories.
It was a very enjoyable weekend. We will be back in November for an Italian Wars game.
Here is a link to all my fotos on Flickr
|Union unit retiring|
|My Dictator in action at last|
|Charlottesville burns - Union atrocity|
|Richmond falls to the Union and is set aflame|