Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Confederate storm the whorehouse

This week a scenario where the Confederates have to storm the whorehouse seemed appropriate.  The scenario has the Union defending a village comprising a railway station, a saloon & a whorehouse (the church & school house are a discrete distance down the road).   The Confederates will win if the Union army breaks, or if they have the road behind them cut before dark (10pm real time). 

Union (Mike & Chris): 2 inf brigades of 6 units, 1 inf brigade of 3, 2 rifled batteries.
Confederates (Mark & Mitch): 4 inf brigades of 4 units, 4 batteries of Napoleons, 1 cav brigade of 4.

The Union deploy first anywhere up to 24" from the Confederate side of the table.
The Confederates deploy 2nd, anywhere along their table edge up to 18" on but not closer than 24" from the enemy.

The Union are on the left.

The Rebel cavalry are galloping to the Union right flank after a command delay.  The Rebel inf is steadily advancing.  The Union are redeploying their reserves.  
2 Reb inf brigades are engaging the village with 2 batteries on each of their flanks.  The Reb cavalry have dismounted  to attack the Union right flank supported by an inf brigade.  The 4th Reb inf brigade is covering the gap between the two attacks.
On the far flank the Reb muskets & guns are whittling away the Union defenders in the village.  On the near flank the outnumbered Union troops are withdrawing.
The Union is slowly losing units , but still holding out in the village under intense fire, but falling back on near flank.  The Rebs have been able to avoid losses by pulling shot-up units back out of the front line 7 replacing them from the 2nd line.
Though suffering heavy loses the Union still hold the village late in the afternoon.
But the Union right is under intense pressure.
Just before nightfall the Union brigade on their right flank cracks while in the village the Rebs storm into the whorehouse.  The remaining Union units failed their army morale test giving the Rebs victory.  at 9.55pm so it was close run thing.  This happened at 9.55pm so it was a close run thing.

1 comment:

James Fisher said...

Great looking game and a real nail-biter, by the sounds. It seemed that the Union had the 'thin blue line' at the beginning, so amazing that they held on so long?
Regards, James