This game was hosted by Sören (Black Powder Games) and had miniatures from a other few members of our club as well.
Dalauppror has posted some pictures as well over on his blog as has Mark. Please visit them as well if you haven't already.
I was given the CinC of the union army as I have played Black Powder a few times. So the position of Hooker was mine.
First we have here some pictures of the deployment
And here is the confederate flanking manoeuvre, my troops are the poor sods taking the first attack, and the ones standing outside of the barricades
Here is a closer look on Dalauprors command
Stonewall and his merry men under the control of Jesper
Sedgwicks troops just outside Fredricksburg, under the command of Mark
The whole table, all 12'x6' of it
And some more deployment
The first turn saw that the fleeing regiments formed up in haste, and prepared to hold of Stonewall until reinforcements could arrive
General Lee under the control of Sören did his best to pepper our lines and prevent us from supporting the rear and stop Stonewall
Mark moved his troops over the river outside of Fredricksburg to not divide his tr85
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Redeployment of Hookers troops
Reinforcements arrive at the union camp, but too late to prevent one regiment from breaking and the other from taking a ungodly amount of fire, pinning them in place for the rebs to take at their pleasure.
Sedgwick continues to march his troops over the river
Lee slowly advances his troops, but getting stinged in return
The battle over Chancellorsville is heating up
In a moment of utter confusion one of my regiments got the idea to walk right out in the field in front of the confederate guns. Not the brightest move of the battle and one that would cost the union army.
Back over at Chancellorsville the fighting is heating up, regiment after regiment is fed into the fighting.
In the middle of the field some cavalrymen is having a skirmish with a reb regiment.
Close combats is happening all around the town
Lee prepares to send in troops for the final push on the union center
At Fredricksburg the union army as formed on the other side of the river and driven most rebs off, breaking the division.
Over at Chancellorsville the hand to hand fighting takes it's toll and ends in breaking my division. But the fighting around the barricades ends in also breaking Lees division, ending the battle with a union victory as the confederate army breaks.
Some end of battle photos
This was a great game, it only took 5 hours to play, even though we had about 500 miniatures on the table and 5 players and in this we snuck in a lunch break as well.
You got to love well written rules =)
That's all for me for this time, and remember to visit my friends blogs to see some more pictures and read their thoughts on what was going on.