Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Peach Orchard revisited

This weeks game for the Strategists was an ACW game using the Fire and Fury rule set.

The scenario was the Confederate attack on the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg.  I had this strange feeling that I had been there before!

Victory conditions required the Rebels to get 2 Brigades on to the far ridge and for the Union to keep the Confederates from crossing the stream.

Rebel first objective was to attack the Union brigades behind the road.

 Finally the Confederates reach the Union limes.

 Through the Peach Orchard go the Rebels with Union reserves slowly entering the battle at the back and on the far side.

 By this stage the initial Union defensive brigades have been pushed back to the stream or destroyed.
 Union reserves join the fight on the far side....
               ....... but are overwhelmed and the Confederate army marches on to take the day.

This battle can't go by without mentioning my good mate Gav. Gavin and I have been gaming together, either against each other or on the same side, for more than 20 years. Last night was the FIRST time we have been on the same side in an ACW game. Last night Gavin was a Rebel!!!Normally Gav would swear until he was blue in the face that there is no way he will be on the Rebel side.
I bet he is at home now repainting his Union army with grey paint! Good on ya mate.



  1. Good report, classic scenario. The terrain and miniatures are first rate. How are the lighter fields done?

    1. The light coloured fields are made from a material that used to be used for making bed spreads.Don't know if you can still buy it or not!

  2. Great looking table. Funny that you've only just now had him on the Rebel side. I prefer playing Yankee's but have played the Rebs a few times.