Monday, September 17, 2018
The brigade of E.P. Marmalade has been given orders to defend the crossroads until reinforcements come up later. Precisely how long that may be is unknown. All Marmalade can see is one hot damn mess of Yanks and their artillery.
Marmalade orders his cavalry reserve forward to plug the gap on his right flank as Pellets McKenney deploys half of his artillery.
At this point, the Union center has been stalled with decent Rebel cannon fire. For this battle McKenney was not as fortunate with his cannonade.
Since the Reb cavalry was dismounted and committed to a position, McKenney ordered his cavalry to sweep around the other flank at an attempt of encirclement.
Marmalade immediately countered the maneuver by about facing his rear guard battalion and drawing two guns off the front line to meet the threat. It was a risk but the Union center had taken a large number of casualties so far.
Pellets McKenney unleashed the fury in a cavalry charge. This time the southern boys were ready. A quick vicious brawl resulted in the loss of one of his Cavalry units and the retreat of the other. (Sadly, I forgot to take a picture during the charge.) As they tried to retire to reform, another Rebel gun was turned in their direction.
Marmalade retracted his right flank to protect his artillery and dismounted cavalry. As this was occurring, he continued to snipe at McKenney's troops on his left. With a few lucky shots he was able to break the Union attack and the battle was over.
This was also the second time where the phrase "Need a six, rolled a six." has been used in our campaign. Marmalade has gotten lucky twice on the victory check. Whew! Here is the final position of the battle.
After the game, we went through the campaign post battle process. There were no promotions, but John gets more artillery! He is at the maximum now for the year 1863. We also rolled for the next scenario which is "Meeting Engagement". The scenario describes an unplanned meeting on a pike out in the middle of nowhere. It will be interesting. I will post a report after that battle.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Here is the overview of the table:
If one looks closely, the objective marker is placed behind the small copse of trees above the plowed ground. The Confederate columns and artillery marched slowly forward under constant fire from the Union guns. None of the Reb columns were unscathed. Here is early in the action as the columns begin their push forward.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Sunday, October 8, 2017
The fall and winter months will be setting in soon. I have a painting project ready to go. If one looks at my older posts, there will be several on Hauverstover. I am painting these again, and have bought enough 10 mm soldiers to have an opposing army. It will be my other favorite Norm Crosby inspired imagi-nation of Franistan. I am still in the process of picking a color scheme for the uniforms. I hope to post these over the next couple of days.
Friday, March 20, 2015
I can't believe that it has been so long since I last posted. I have not been comfortable painting for a long time. Turns out I was growing a really professional set of cataracts and just flat couldn't see. Two weeks ago, the first surgery took place and the results have been weird, exciting and incredible. I picked up a 10 mm fig last night and could actually see the detail on the little guy's face. I picked up a brush and managed to get the paint precisely where it was meant to go.
Another Basement General over at Jon's Curio Clashes is interested in doing some 15MM ancients. He is painting up a ton of Early Imperial Romans. I will be painting a ton of Greeks and Macedonians to have some battles with him. So it is time to pick up the brush again, scrape off the rust and get busy painting. Looking forward to it.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The second Hauverstover Infantry regiment is ready. This is a quick post to show the figs. These are 10 mm Old Glory. They are based on 50 MM Litko bases. Here is the full line.
Here is a close-up showing a little more detail. It actually pained me to paint the cords on the flag over the owl, but it had to be complete. There will be a change to the flag design coming for the 3rd infantry, and maybe others. I like them on paper, but this one was a challenge to paint. I need a simpler design.
I have experimented with several backgrounds for taking pictures, this one was a medium gray. Not sure that I am satisfied yet. I guess that is part of the fun.
Next up will be my 28mm Norman Saga army. Wow, something in a larger scale for a while. I am currently blocking colors on my cavalry. I will post some shots when they are farther along. Right now they are pretty messy.
Monday, December 2, 2013
I just received my copy of Dux Bellorum. I am looking forward to reading it and playing a few games with the rest of the Basement Generals. However, it is the end of a very long day, so Ducks Bellowing seems extremely funny at this point. Probably not.
I bought these figures over the weekend to go with this rule set. I now have another project to get started. However, these are going to fall in line after my Saga Normans. All in all it was a good holiday weekend. I finished the Wilson's Creek ACW board game. I should be done with my 2nd Hauverstoverian infantry regiment soon. I just have the tricorn lace to paint and then I can base them. On the figs I bought for Dux, (Armalion - Leichte Weidener Ritter) the casting for the leader had a horse head coming out of his crown! A little snipping and filing and he looks tons better. His opponents would have been vulnerable because they would be laughing themselves silly.