The Battle of Williamsburg, VA 1862
Here are some pics from the Battle of Williamsburg that I ran at Nashcon this year. I ran the game using "Johnny Reb 2" rules, which as many of you know are my favorite tactical ACW rules. The game is a relatively small affair with around two brigades per side and some artillery and officers. We had five players and it seemed everyone had a great time!
|The Rebs arrive on the field! The Reb's victory conditions were to inflict 40% casualties on the Yanks and to prevent them from taking the redoubt. The redoubt is defended by a 32# Howitzer and a large unit of VA militia.|
|The Yanks pushed hard up the center of the table, which worked out as a great strategy! They did get caught in the abatis and chewed up by the 32# howitzer, but it allowed some other units to apply pressure to the redoubt and flank it.|
|Charge! An isolated, brave rebel unit charged the Union line and suffered dearly!|
|The Union advance towards the redoubt!|
|This fire fight didn't turn out too well for the boys in blue.|
|An overview of the table at the con before I started to place troops. The Federals had to advance up the length of the table and capture the Confederate works.|
Thanks to my friend Chris W. for taking the pictures and John H. for a doing some photo-shopping. We have started another blog at the link below. I guess the best way to describe the new blog is to say that is a "club" effort with a few different friends and gamers writing articles. Let us know if you'd like to contribute! It branches out from Cigar Box Heroes by covering Fantasy and Sci-Fi as well. Don't worry, Cigar Box Heroes isn't going anywhere, but I'm just going to continue to stick to historical themes and items of personal interest. Check out the new blog below! Take care - Cory R.