The Union artillery on the right flank opens fire to signal the
start of the action. The target is the Rebel Brigade closing on
the farmstead in the distance.
The Brigade on the Union left marches out of camp to secure
the left of the line around the Brecher House.
The Rebels mass for an assault on the Union left while their
centre shows less of the aggressive spirit. Jubal E Whyte was
On the Union right flank the 5th New York steels itself for
the Rebel onslaught!
A fierce fire fight erupts all around the Brecher House, but the
boys hold fast and trade lead with the Rebels!
On the Union's right flank determined resistance holds up the
Rebel attack amongst continuing Disorder!
Around the Brecher House the Rebels are taking casualties in
number. The boys are warming to their task it seems at this
stage in the battle.
By Turn 10 the fortunes of war had turned first one way and
then the other. It was too close to call now as both armies had
Broken and Shaken units across the whole field.
In Turn 11 it is the Union army which finally cannot absorb
its losses any more and streams to the rear. The exhausted
Rebs have won the day, but at what a price? All along the
Rebel front men reflect n a victory hard one and count the loss
of friends so dear.
As ever Black Powder delivered an excellent game, with fortunes constantly turning first one way and then the other. In the final analysis the Union only succumbed in the penultimate turn, so close was the contest. Its not over until the fat wargamer sings it seems!