An ACW Game

After a lost summer from a gaming perspective, we finally managed to get most of our group together last Friday evening for a quick game.    Considering the length of time it takes for your average Legacy of Glory game, we decided to try something different for a shorter evening event.  David volunteered to run an ACW game using his 15mm figures and the Johnny Reb II rules set.   This was the version sold be GDW back in the day and is more tactical in scope than the current version of the rules.

All-in-all it was a nice game.  The charge mechanism is clunky, and we quickly learned that holding your fire until the enemy is close is a very good thing.  My Union brigade did a nice job of holding what came to be known as the ‘bloody peach orchard’ against Rob’s Texans.  As Rob pointed out his Texas boys ‘got their dander up’ and assaulted the cowardly blue bellies deployed in the orchard only to flee back to their starting point having left much of their dander in a bloody pulp in front of the tree line.

We’ll try the period again I’m sure, and everyone enjoyed the pizza and beer.   Photos of the dust-up can be seen here.


1 Response to “An ACW Game”

  1. 1 Pamela October 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

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