County guidelines here in California finally got to the point that I could host a wargame at my place with the group. We of course practiced safe measures as much as possible (face masks when not drinking beverages, etc.).
We played this past Sunday, with Roy Scaife, John Lantz and Dan Kerrick playing the Union forces. Matt Hilzendrager and myself played the Confederate forces.
Through a withering fire and very hard fought melees, the Union forces achieved a decisive victory, push the majority of the Confederate positions back. Unlike the first game that we played, the Union forces double timed across the board as much as possible, which put a lot of pressure on the limited Confederate forces. In the first game, the Union forces focused on leap frog advances to try and leverage shooting casualties to soften up the Confederate units - however, nothing beats the cold steel of melee!
It was great to get back to moving figures and rolling dice!
I setup the table on my backyard patio - and put up some hasty tarps to provides shade throughout the majority of the day - this actually worked out really well. Just one corner of the table had sunlight at the very start of the game (early morning).
I made this victory point tracker board. As VPs got earned by each side, we stuck a die in each of the slots to mark the points. I liked how this worked out and plan to do it for games in the future.
A lot of pictures below ... enjoy!
Fancy pictures below using my SLR camera and my backdrop ...
Less fancy pictures below using my SLR camera but no background --- focused on the parts of the table that had sunlight ...
Finally, some action pictures taken with my trusty mobile phone ...
While COVID has kept me indoors, I've not been doing nothing. I have been playing a lot of board games - but I've made a lot of progress on my AWI project as well - more on that soon.