|Rawnsley Springs is occupied by a Union Division|
|The Reb assault gets under way in the centre and on the left flank|
|While a flanking attack begins on the right|
|A Brigade from South Carolina assaults the Union centre|
held by a Brigade of Colored Troops
|A Brigade of North Carolina troops assaults the Union right...|
|...Which is held by the Irish Brigade|
|The US Colored troops occupy a strong position in Rawnsley Springs|
|Undeterred the South Carolina boys charge!|
|On the Rebels' left the North Carolina Brigade is making slow progress|
|Taking heavy casualties from the Irish as they struggle in broken ground|
|Initial success in the centre raises Rebel hopes but it can't last|
|Fading Rebel hopes now rest on the flank attack|
|Sadly though its too late as the Rebels have reached the limit of their|
endurance and their morale breaks ~ too many 1's!!!
|The Rebel army melts away...|
The game was great fun and reached a conclusion in about two and a half hours, either side of lunch, in nine turns I think. The slow Rebel attack on the left through broken ground was a mistake, as they suffered too many casualties from the fire of the Irish Brigade. While the Rebels initially did well in the centre against the US Colored Troops defending Rawnsley Springs they could not press home the advantage and when one unit was broken in melee the rot set in. Failing three successive morale tests with dice throws of 1, 1, and 2 lead to the whole centre and left crumbling. The Flank attack, which was my main thrust to win the game, simply had too far to go given the sudden collapse elsewhere and we called the game to a halt, declaring a Union victory!
Despite the emphatic thumping my lads received, I really enjoyed the game! Later this week though it will be back to the Wars of the French Revolution. Pop back for a report over the weekend.