Battle for Smallville Junction:
The Confederacy has a mixed infantry & cavalry division (4 inf & 2 cav) guarding an important railroad junction. The Federals send a small Corps of 3 infantry divs (of 4 regs), a battery of 2 guns & a cavalry brigade of 4 regs) to take the junction. The Cofederates get wind of the move and send two infantry divisions to reinforce the garrison (each 5 regs & 1 gun).
The Confederates (Mark, Chris & Dave) deploy their garrison first.
The Union (Jim & Mike) then deploy all their force within 12" of their long table edge.
The Confederates draw chits to determine which 2 of 3 possible roads their reinforcements arrive from on turn 2. They keep this secret from the Feds.
The Reb artillery on their left flank finally managed to unlimber. It opened fire on the victorious Feds in the station yard with instant success. It's first shot broke the reg and with it the division. That meant the Feds had lost 2 of 4 including 2 of their largest divs, so their army also broke. The Rebs have only lost 1 div of 3 so have won.
The part of the Fed plan of holding off the reinforcements with cavalry on one flank & an inf div on the other worked pretty well, but their attack on the station with 2 divs took too long to succeed - whether it was mismanagement of the attack, bad dice or brilliant Reb defence is a matter of opinion. But it was a close and very enjoyable battle for all concerned which only increased everyone's enthusiasm for the period. .I don't think we'll need to use the ECW subs for long.