Friday, 26 July 2013

The Armies Muster - Gettysburg part 1

This even handed and completely unbiased report - which will run to 5 parts - is about a Funny Little Wars game based on a scaled down version of Gettysburg.  It was run by PW and took place in his garden at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, where he is Chaplain.  Pictured above is Meade's HQ and a brigade of Union troops.
Players were:
In the Blue corner the damn Yankee bluebellies - Anthony M (General Meade), Jack W and Brian C.
In the Grey corner the heroes of the Confederacy and champions of states' rights - John H as General Longstreet and your humble correspondent as General Robert. E. Lee.
The PW and Mr C provided most of the figures, with smaller contingents provided by Mr M and myself.
 Sorting out the toys before the battle!
 Part of my own meagre contribution - a Reb regiment together with artillery and my HQ.  
The British observer - one Captain Widdrington - can also be seen.
 My supply train and ambulance wagon.
 The US regiment I brought along was the subject of a previous post.
 
 The peaceful(?) town of Gettysburg.  
The railway terminated here, but for which side would this be the end of the line?
Part of my ghastly plastic 'wild west' train.  Bought for £10 in a charity shop.

Coming next - the opening moves.

10 comments:

Rodger said...

This is great stuff Tim.

Tim Gow said...

Rodger
Judging by the flag which appears alongside your name we'll get along just fine...

Paul Foster said...

Tone down that Choo choo Tim!

Sean said...

I'm afraid Darth Meade will crush the rebellion. ;)

Tim Gow said...

Paul
You love it really!

Tim Gow said...

Sean
Oh yeah? We shall see....

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

I'm sure I've read about somewhere called Gettysburg.....I've got the address around here somewhere.

Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tin
Don't forget the postcode....

Archduke Piccolo said...

'Ghastly' train?? I reckon that train rocks - just the thing for this kind of wargaming!

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
I was certainly very pleased to find it - £10 for the loco, tender, three wagons and a load of track!