David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Battle of Pender's Spring

Over the Bank Holiday break Jon and I got together here in GHQ for an American Civil War game. What follows is a photo montage of the unfolding action. We used my Bull Run to Gettysburg rules. The figures are all from my collection, mostly the excellent Dixon Miniatures of course, and the terrain dressing is from The Last Valley. The objective of the game is to control the central hill which 'dominates' the battlefield. The Rebs enter from the top right, the Blue Bellies from the left side as you look at the first picture.
The brave defenders of the Union march to glory
















Rebel troops pour forward













Boys from New York rush to claim the High Ground


















Both sides are trying to turn the enemy's flank













Struggle for the High Ground is developing













U S Bykleigh oversees dispositions of his forces
















Fierce fighting has erupted along the line


















Midpoint in the game shows the Union plan unfolding













Turning the Flank?















Pennsylvanians Forward!













The steady tread of the US Regulars reinforcing the centre













Vicious hand to hand fighting for control of the summit


















Reb forces build on the Union left flank













Both sides vie for control in the centre













Union troops surge onto the High Ground













But their left is beginning to give ground













Trying to stem the tide, more Union troops advance













Though hard pressed, the Union troops drive the Rebs off the hill













It seems the Union left has stabilized













Almost looks like its all up for the Rebs now

















But no, Union morale breaks under heavy fire













Troops flee to their rear and its all up for the Union's cause today!













3 comments:

  1. Onward, onward men to Codsall!
    Super game with the usual twists & turns. Thanks David for graciously allowing me to play Confederate (well who ever heard of Davey Reb).

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  2. Great pics and words SUB, and hurrah! for Gen. B White and Dixie

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