Another fun game of Black Powder ACW and a similar result to last week.We added one more battalion of infantry, the Northerners added another artillery battery.
Our plans came unstuck when the commander on our left flank (me) decided to refuse the flank and march most of his brigade to support the centre- then failed to command my troops the next turn. Not only that but I forgot about units in column being allowed a single move anyway and so failed to march into a strategically significant barn.
My opponent, Mark ceased on the confusion in our ranks to steal the barn and his and and Kent's brigade (the Northern centre) then managed to concentrate their fire on Stephen's brigade and over several turns destroyed it.
So, a famous Northern victory, in large part due to my poor decision making and forgetting of an, as it turned out, important rule. Next time we will have them..
We decided to pretty the game up a bit this week- last week I didn't ant too much terrain as we ere just getting the hang of the rules again and this week the terrain looked right.
A view of the Northern line.
A fun game that left us wanting more-which is a good thing.