The Union forces had 3 Regiments of Infantry consisting of 10/8/8 elements. 1 Artillery Battery of 3 elements, 1 Cavalry regiment of 4 elements. The Reb army had an equal number of elements, except the Infantry had 4 regiments made up of 8/6/6/6.
|The Rebs came in from the south.|
|Reb Cavalry & Artillery arrive.|
|The Union Cavalry, dismount & ready to fire a volley at the Zouaves.|
|The Union Infantry arrive|
|The Zouaves deploy to face the Union Cavalry. The Mississippians march into battle.|
|The Maine Regiment deploys, however it blocks the line of sight of the Union battery....juvenile!|
|PEG IT!!!! Not liking the odds of the Union Cavalry against the Rebel Zouaves,|
|Another round & The Maine Regiment open up, hitting nothing.|
|The other two Union Regiments deploy for attack.|
|The Battlefield at this point.|
|The Rebs take first blood!|
|However the Union strikes back...|
|That card again....|
|The Irish Regiment hold the apple orchard|
|The Maine Regiment advances|
|Spav plays some nice cards that will help out in the fire phase|
|The North Carolina Zouves unleash a furious volley|
|The Reb guns also find their mark|
|The Reb Cavalry hold the hill of Pilgrims Church|
|Now it's my turn to play the cards...... FIRE!|
|The Irish fire at the Zouaves|
|Another loss for the Rebs.|
mmmmm... We are noticing a pattern, each fire phase is only inflicting a one element loss..
|BOOM! Union guns open up on the Reb guns.|
|Ho Ho Ho, I play a lovely card. It allows all Union units who have fired (ending their turn..) to now charge into combat.|
|CHARGE!! In go the Maine lads...|
I've got no fear of this combat turning out bad.
|CHARGE!! Whilst the rest of the Union lads pile in..|
|Back go the Virginian Cavalry|
|The Mississippians are sent packing.|
|The Irish lads send the Zouaves back.|
However inflicted losses are still a bit light...
|The same combat from a different view.|
|Spav strikes back, two Reb units fire at the Union lads....|
|Another Union loss...|
|A poor Union round & the Rebs are back in action...|
|Reb guns extract some revenge...|
|The Union guns strike back on their turn|
|The ten element Maine unit has been reduced to just six.|
They fall them back to form a line with the Cavalry.
|On the other flank, I mass the two Union Regiments for an assault|
|The Rebs shift sideways for a clear advance on the Union line|
|The battered Rebs retreat|
|Reb Cavalry deploy in support|
|The Rebs form a single line for more firepower|
|It's a mixed bag for both sides with the cards.....|
|The Rebs are sent packing, but casualties are light.|
Both sides are close to achieving victory, as the break point is close.
|Reb firepower comes up for the beleaguered Zouaves.|
|Whilst on the other flank, 'Spav's Charge' is launched..lol|
|Sneakily the Rebs move some units into a flank position...|
|HA! My secret weapon, good firepower cards. The Rebs are going to be blown away.....|
|mmmmmmmm..... Not the overwhelming display of Rebel casualties I was looking for...|
However, for the Union charge phase, those Zouaves are going to be eliminated.
|NOOOO!! As I play the cards for the Union Charge, Spav plays a blinder & I'm forced to pass.|
|OOOhh Matron!! In go the Rebs.....|
The Union lads have been flanked, so are classed as 'Vulnerable', I fear the worst...
|On the other flank, cards are played & the other Reb Regiments charge home...|
|The 'Rebel Yell' card is played, the Union will have to re-roll any successful 'defend rolls'|
|In the scale of 'Catastrophic Calamitous Collapses' this begins poorly....|
In Longstreet the Defender rolls for a defence value, then the Attacker rolls for a attack value..
In this case Attacker 6 - 1 up
|It's a monster 4 element Union loss......|
|....and to make matters worse, the Michigan lads can't escape.|
The remaining elements are eliminated
|The other combats go just as bad.... 5-1|
|OMG! Not one successful Union die roll.... 6-0|
|Spav doesn't have to try & make a Victory roll, as the majority of the remaining Union |
Army turn out to be casualties...
I've managed to get hold of a Longstreet Card Set now (from Ebay), it has extra cards specifically for a Campaign. I'll be having a Reb brigade & Spav a Union one. However guess who's painting up the figures for it...