Monday, 16 September 2013

Battle of Gettysburg - Sunday

Finally got round to posting the pics for the second day of Gettysburg. Here's the skinny on how the Confeds did:

Sunday morning we all shambled back into the gaming room to finish off the last few hours of the battle. I was quite enjoying it by now; despite being battered and beaten from trying to take Cemetery Ridge we were actually making some good ground and there was a chance we could take the ridge.

Cut a long story short I did manage to reach the top of Cemetery Ridge and win the day...at least for a moment. The Confeds were so dilapidated from the charge we had no troops to support and consolidate our hard won victory; so the second line of yankees just swept us from the hill. All in all though it was a pretty fun weekend and certainly got me more inspired about historic wargaming. There was talk of organising another event for maybe the first day of Gettysburg or maybe Antietam. If they ever get round to doing it I'd certainly be keen for it.

Here are the early morning photos of my staunch lads lining up for another shot at Cemetery Ridge:





And the rest of the battlefield:















Back to the brave boys in grey as they begin the assault on the ridge:







And finally we beat the dirty Yankees off the ridge!






Some other stuff happened on the rest of the battlefield but I wasn't paying much attention. It was all about Cemetery Ridge for me.




And with only an hour or so left to get things packed up the umpire called time. He had organised a scoring system for the game with a handful of different bonus points for the Confederates seeing as it was such an uphill battle for them (literally) and I was quite impressed to hear we came out on top. The ultimate outcome was never really in any doubt however; outmanned and outgunned the Confederates could not win the battle if time were allowed to continue.

All in all a great weekend and I really enjoyed myself. Looking forward to the next.

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