Friday, April 23, 2021

Hold The Road

 I decided to take a break today. Maybe a 'yay I got my first Covid shot' day or just an 'I'm tired' day but I managed to finish resetting my table with terrain that better matches the contemporary narratives that I've read. I also managed to finally grasp and write down a new rules approach for my ACW armies which has been rattling around the shadowy corners of my mind for a couple of years.

Waiting for the attack.

This meant a reset and 'do over' of the abandoned game. 

The quiet before the battle.

Five turns in, it appears to have the sort of feel I was looking for but its early days  yet.

The end of turn 5. Two assaults on the battery at the crossroad have been repulsed but casualties are mounting on both sides and the opposing lines are engaged along their whole length.

The end goal apart from enjoying pushing the figures about and rolling some dice is to eventually put together a new generic scenario. But, before I do that, I have to design and submit a game or two for a Virtual Huzzah in May.


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  1. Ross, I'm always delighted to see your ACW collection, but even happier that you've got your jab. Huzzah!
    Oddly I've been reading and planning a scenario for the opening of the battle of Seven Pines, which looks very much like what you've shown here. Hoping to hear more about your ACW rules.
    Best,
    Michael

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    1. Inspired by Iuka but not an unusual situation.

      There will be more on the rules. They are simple and not terribly fashionable but so far they're the closest yet to giving me the sort of ACW gamee I've been wanting.

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  2. Terrific opening photo, Ross! You are on the road to Full Vaccination.

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  3. A virtual Huzzah! Who knew?

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    1. I didn't until about an hour before this post! Great idea though.

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  4. I always thought the ACW in particular gives an impressive look: the appeal of the horse & musket era's dressed ranks juxtaposed b/w the more "casual", or natural, action poses.

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    1. It does have a lot to offer and has a childhood nostalgia factor and plenty of reenactors on film to inspire.

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  5. Ross, the first image of this post range is an absolute ripper! The figures and terrain on your table are always a pleasure to the eyes but that photo is above even your usual high standard. It really grabbed me; can you tell?!
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks, thats the same feeling as I had at the time.

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