Sunday, 28 August 2016

More ACW at the Grimsby Club.

Dan and myself got together to play another American Civil War game using Black Powder and this time some of the new rules from the Glory Halleluja supplement. Another stand 'em up and knock 'em down game. Dan is getting better with the rules now so we called this one a draw but we both felt if we had played on it would have swung in the Union's favour.

The rules from the supplement do add a bit more flavour of the Civil War. We particularly like the sniper and officer casualty rules as well as the new rules for units passing through one another and the way six gun batteries are now handled, the jury's still out on the Whipped rule as neither of us  thought it worked well.
All figures Danny's and my own, the terrain Grimsby Wargames Society.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

American Civil War at the Grimsby Club.

Played a game of ACW using the Black Powder rules a few weeks back against Danny. The table was set up with a few farms, woods and plenty of fences to give that close terrain ACW look that we like so much. Dan supplied the Union forces and I used my Confederates, the terrain is the clubs and was made by various members. This was basically a line 'em up and set 'em off game, each side having around 20 regiments each, organised into 5 union and 4 Confederate brigades. Dan deployed all his regiments in line and I deployed in column. This initial deployment did have an effect on the early movement as Dan struggled to get going, failing a number of command rolls, whilst the Rebs where able to take advantage of the roads and bonuses given in the rules to units in column  to get to their initial objectives.


All in all a very good game. Even with quite large forces on both sides we managed about 12 turns and we had reached a stage where we could call it a victory for the boys in grey. The 2 Union brigades on either flank had been broken and the Rebs had lost only 1 regiment, though a number had taken casualties. The next game we play we will be trying out the rules suggested in the new "Glory Hallelujah" supplement from Warlord Games,which should sort out some of the anomalies in the original  rules.