|Rebs moving in on blinds|
Today's report is the evening game with our small group. If you've seen reports here before you know that our evening games are more social gatherings for the like-minded than a forced attempt to finish a game in under four hours. That would be impossible anyway because we allow everything that people just painted on the table, (with the strange exception of my artillery that have not seen action after three games) resulting in too many units. But who cares, once we have set up a table, deployed and had a small beer we consider the night a success.
We picked scenario 5 of the TSS rules for this game and again the Rebels were in their favorite role; Get in contact asap and capture back the important maps Captain Suchet lost the night before. Wonder what he was doing? The game had some extra flavor due to the fact that all Blue command had a meeting at the time of attack and needed to move to their resting and unaware men once the alarm was raised.
|The guys did not bring sentries so I provided them with a suitable mini from my Old west collection|
|But he did his job: Spotted|
|Union officers caught by surprise|
|Reb cav charging through confused Union ranks|
|Another view of the early success, just because I like it :-)|
|Ouch, they do have artillery..|
|Actions on the right wing. Lt Marc has found himself some fences again.|
|The left wing, Captain Suchet (RobvS) on the attack|
|Rob Suchets Rebs|
|Part of Jake's newly painted and impressive Iron Brigade|
|One of Marc's nice units, easy to find, just spot the cover on the table :-)|
|RobP's artillery was on a little hill. At one point they wanted to fire canister over own troops. Good or bad idea?|
I failed to shoot pictures every turn so I will conclude telling you we decided on a draw for this game. We simply did not have enough time to finish the game but had great fun playing only the first phases. Another couple of pictures of the game and the complete gallery of this game is on photobucket.
|Nice view on Rob's Renegade minis|
|Yes, those are Marc's, ..... Ok I stop now Marc|
|years ago I bought RobP some casualty markers for his birthday. Now he gets back at me placing those hideous things on top of his figures. Not that he looks very happy at the sight of his almost broken units though.|
|The other two Union officers, Jacco and Marc. They just discovered Rebels are allowed to shoot in this ruleset|
That's it. I had a defeat before, a draw now and a game just played. Looking forward to make the AAR for that one. I also cleaned my camera lens. Pretty annoying to notice the lens was dirty so that's another thing to think of.
And looking at the pictures I've added some casualty figures to the painting line as well...
ADDED (for Paulalba:)
Comparison shot of GMB designs, shaped by me, and The Flag dude. One is first silk with yellow edges but you get the idea. Actually not all Union flags are Flagdude(see comments), there is also Flags from the lads (yet another) shaped by our master shaper,RobP...
Everybody has a different favorite and both deserve it. I picked GMB for ACW. Might do a post soon with some shots of many different brands....
|left flagdude, right GMB|
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