Friday, August 28, 2020

Battle of Gypsum Ridge Pt2

 

Close and deadly action on the Ridge.


On their left, the Dominion's first attack on the village
was repulsed as was a rather ragged rush forward by the grenadiers. On the ridge, a steady stream of Rebel companies were thrown into the gaps as they appeared.


At last, the Rifles forced their way into the village while the Grenadiers fell back to reorganize. The Rebels took advantage of the break to rearrange their units, sending fresh units into the line and pulling the dismounted cavalry back from the wall to ride to the open flank .


Accurate fire from the Dominion artillery managed to silence the Rebel battery just in time for a renewed Dominion assault. The fighting was fierce and prolonged.


The Grenadiers did not have the strength to storm the wall and were taking such heavy casualties that General Douglas feared they might be forced to retreat but the Rebel line was flanked and the exposed units suffered from heavy and accurate fire. The last straw came when the Director General's Bodyguard remounted and swept around the flank, driving all opposition before them. 


8 comments:

  1. Good battle with the 'right' conclusion - what's not to like?

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  2. Ross Mac,

    A really enjoyable battle report, where the result was always in the balance. The battle seemed to be heading for an inconclusive draw, but at the last minute, the Dominion’s troops just prevailed.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. A few turns earlier I thought it was going to be a defite Rebel victory.

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  3. I do hope that the Grey Brigadier got away unharmed!

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    1. He shall return and hopefully having learned something.

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  4. I love your models. It is clear that they are loved by you too. They have that feeling about them.

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