Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Bartletts Farm- 1863, more Acw at the Grimsby club.

For the first game of 2017 Danny and myself decided to give The Bartlett Farm scenario from the Black Powder American Civil War supplement "Glory, Hallelujah!". As usual I would supply the Rebs and Danny the Union. We set the table up using the terrain and buildings we have on hand at the Grimsby Wargames society venue and managed a good representation of the map from the book. The scenario plays quite well but the Union reinforcements all arrived on turn 2 so the Rebs very quickly found themselves outnumbered. If we played this one again we would make it a little harder for the Union to get their reinforcements needing a 5 or 6 rather than  4,5 or 6. That said the Rebs pushed on and broke 1 union brigade and blooded 2 more and earned a draw.

A very enjoyable game and a great way to kick off 2017.


  1. Great looking game Steve. Your conclusions on the reserves pretty agrees with what we felt. Our Union reserves came on a brigade at a time for the first three turns and the Reb right was pretty much whipped by the end of turn 3. The Union left was only in slightly better shape, but by then there was a reserve brigade behind and ready to take their place in the line. We thought a 5 or 6 to bring on a brigade would have been better.

    Cheers, Andy

    1. Same problem for the reasons on my left flank. They ended up facing 2 fresh union brigades but gave better than than they got due to some poor dice from Dan. Still a good game but the union reinforcements need to be delayed somewhat.