All is quite at the station the couple of skirmishers by the station office are actually inside (roof is fixed on this building)
Rebel infantry advance at pace and the alarm goes up
At the Union campground two units of ‘green’ infantry are preparing to march, ahead of them the dismounted cavalry
It what is this turn 2 the union forces have hardly moved and the Rebel cavalry charge on after some debate they came on right at the camp
Are they Texans ? in the distance supported by a skirmish line
The rebel cavalry manage to pin down the ‘green’ boys amongst the tents
Things look better on the right
Dismounted cavalry have positioned themselves on the left flank ...but come under heavy fire
General advance towards the objective
Finally the cavalry are chased off but it has taken far too long to get moving from the camp a late breakfast isnt good at this stage
The Union Veterans may need to hold the objective on their own, its starts well as they force the Texans back
But the thin grey line is getting closer all the time
Finally with the cavalry gone the troops from the camp get moving they may be in time to make a difference
...but then Union forced back on the right...everything is in the balance
Two disorganised markers is bad news and the green troops are pushed back again into the camp (perhaps a second breakfast?)
But the unit under the control of the Union officer manages to assault the station building forcing the Rebel skirmishers out......at this point the Union force is close to breaking already down beyond 50%
....and the inevitable the Rebels make one more decisive push and the Union force is pushed back again, at this point the green troops failed their final rally test and left the field so the Confederates are the clear winners.
A nice little scenario so thank you WS&S worth the money this month. We adopted it a little but think this made it just a little more variable.
No cycling photos this time as it was cloudy on Saturday instead as i was putting the Confederates away and tidying up, the infantry and cavalry all slipped out of the box for a parade, so here is a shot without artillery of my Confederate forces as they stand at the moment :) depending on scale 3 or 4 Brigades. I have a small unit of cavalry and some lovely rebels in shirtsleeves waiting in the queue.