Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Lee's sunset - Gettysburg part 4

Here are a few photos of the armies' positions as day one of the game drew to a close.  By now, the Reb artillery was still firing but getting perilously low on ammo.  Still, I knew we had a bit more in the supply train which could be allocated overnight so there was no point in conserving it.
The Culp's Hill position - now firmly in Confederate hands.
The Texas Brigade arriving from the direction of Gettysburg
By now it was obvious to all that the main Reb effort was on the left.
The right wing was rather thin - not least because of a tragic
 'grey on grey' incident by one of JH's guns.
Rather then fight us every step of the way the Yankees had gradually
 pulled back to the end of the ridge line around Meade's HQ.
This left the Feds in a strong position which we would have to crack in the
morning, so despite our gains there was still everything to play for.

Part the last coming soon!


Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

A massed charge right up the hill. Could do it.

Nice press coverage btw.

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Charging up a hill? At Gettysburg? Crazy talk. I was very pleased with the BBC article.

Peter Douglas said...


OK dumb question - what did you do to line up the game terrain with the historical typography? It's nit like a table top game where you can drop Culp's hill where it belongs is it. I am assuming that you didn't landscape the lawn to resemble Gettysburg and then re-sod it. Or did you just say Sod It and mark out the various features.

But the game looks great.


Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
Actually a very good question. The terrain was researched an laid out by Paul's son Jack. As luck would have it, the topography of the garden bore more than a passing resemblance to the actual terrain!