Sunday, April 23, 2017

Battle Report - McPherson's Ridge

Apologies ... this post is very picture heavy.  As planned we played through the McPherson's Ridge scenario yesterday.  It turned out great.  The game developed as expected with the Confederate's pushing Buford off McPherson's Ridge then pushing onward.  Lots of maneuver.

Starting positions and entry points.

Thompson's Farm, Thompson's Field and Seminary Field are worth 10 points each for the Confederates and 5 points each for the Union.  McPherson's Farm and McPherson's Field are worth 10 points each for the Union and 5 points each for the Confederates.  3 points are awarded for each broken infantry and cavalry unit, 2 for each broken artillery unit.  2 points are awarded for each shaken infantry and cavalry unit at games end and 1 point for each shaken artillery unit at games end.

John Lantz (Archer), Matt Hillzendrager (Davis and Brockenbrough) and myself (Pettigrew) played Confederates.  Roy Scaife (Meredith and Rowley) and Dan Kerrick (Buford and Cutler) played Union.  I always forget to take a picture of us ... but this time I remembered ...

(from left-to-right)
Jay White, Matt Hillzendrager, John Lantz, Dan Kerrick and Roy Scaife

The Union forces managed to pull off a victory.  My dice were exceptionally terrible ... I can only say that at least I was only running a single Confederate brigade so the damage was a least limited to just my brigade ... lol.

The Confederates held McPherson's Farm and Field and contested Thompson's Field by games end.  The Union held Thompson's Farm and Seminary Field at games end.  The Confederates decided to conduct a holding action on the Seminary Field side of the table while pushing hard against both Thompson's Farm and Field.

Union Final VPs:  38
Confederate Final VPs: 32

Forces waiting to enter the game.

Union forces waiting to enter.

Confederate forces waiting to enter.

Buford's cavalry at McPherson's Farm.



Meredith arriving in the area.

Buford's dismounted cavalry on
McPherson's Ridge.





 





 
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Pictures below from the "real" camera ... although I have to say the phone is working well for the broader pictures ...






















































































There you have it.  Next up is Little Round Top.

33 comments:

  1. What an awesome looking game! Lovely miniatures and excellent terrain, what's not to like?

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    1. My dice rolls ;-) I went through multiple sets of dice ... I think keeping the spoiled dice so near the new sets is having a bad influence ;-) lol Thanks!

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  2. Totally stunning Jay! Must have been an absolute pleasure to play that game. Looking forward to Little Round Top.

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    1. Thanks Rodger!! Was a lot of fun. Just gotta do up some rocks and a few more trees and then I'm all set for LRT :-)

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  3. Sorry, I would have commented early but I finally just finished picking up my jaw from off the ground.
    Just amazing!! This is like feature article type stuff in miniature magazines :)

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    1. Lol, too funny! Thanks man ... I am doing my write up for WI this week ;-)

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  4. Fantastic report. I took the time to scroll all the way to the end, because I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed this. I don't think you should ever apologize for too many pictures, especially when they are as vivid as yours are.

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    1. Thanks Duke -- for the kind comment and for taking the time to scroll through it all :-)

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  5. Jay,
    This game was a terrific effort, well done to you and your friends. The layout was realistic but also very neat. I particularly liked the excellent fencing. I have been attempting to produce the ubiquitous snake fencing, but your groups models are far in advance of mine. Well done.

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    1. Thank you good sir! Ahh the fencing ... I've been buying up the old Lemax snake rail fence kits when I find them ... getting hard to find, but I did pick up three sets just last month from Ebay ... and at this point I have enough fencing to do everything I want and then some (I have about another 10 sections not out for this game). I had bought a bunch of it from Battlefield Terrain Concepts to put together, which would have also looked great, but would have been a lot more time consuming. Thanks!

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  6. Beautiful set up! Both figures and scenery.

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  7. WOW!
    Just awesome image set
    Everything seems like a real live event.
    Stunning fresh colors
    Thanks for sharing

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  8. This is beautiful. Some of the close-ups of the Union Cavalry are just stunning.
    Question - where did you get the Seminary building?
    thanks for posting.

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    1. Thank you! The Seminary building is from Sally 4th: http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/epages/950003459.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/950003459/Products/SFACW01

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  9. Wicked Cool set up and great looking game, Jay! Normally when I see a blog with this many pics I just skim through, but man, I looked long at each of these- so awesome!

    Cheers
    Ths

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    1. Thanks Thomas - I consider that high praise indeed! :-)

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  10. Great stuff, right up my street.
    So much action in such a close space too. The pictures really captured the "up close & personal feel"! Nice looking games room too.
    Best wishes,
    Jeremy

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    1. Thanks Jeremy! Glad you enjoyed it :-)

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  11. Simply stunning Jay - it was real pleasure to look through the photos...love the table & minis

    Well done Sir

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  12. Oh my, that was awesome! Right out of history.

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