Sunday 26 September 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
This is the 3rd brigade from Rodes' division. It is made up of 8 stands. This is the first Confederate unit that I have used Warrior miniatures, they have turned out alright and fit right in with the rest of II corps.
The brigade is made up of the following regiments
- 3rd Alabama
- 5th Alabama
- 6th Alabama
- 12th Alabama
- 26th Alabama
This is the last union brigade for Humphrey's Division. The figures are all warrior miniatures, apart from the command who are peter Pig castings. I must admit I like these warrior miniatures, they don't have the detail of the Peter Pig figures but they paint up well and match in.
This brigade is made up of the following regiments
- 1st Massachusetts
- 11th Massachusetts
- 16th Massachusetts
- 12th New Hampshire
- 11th New Jersey
- 26th Pennsylvania
Monday 20 September 2010
1. Do nothing, I know some of the other club members are planning a WW2 game, but not my cup of tea
2. El Cid using the impetus rules. Just got these rules and want to really try them out this year. As for figures both Jon and myself already have a considerable collection of Christians, Moors and Andalusian, though they will all need re-basing.
3. Greeks. Always wanted to do these. I already have a very small collection that need painting up and this could be the inspiration I need. It is helped by those wonderful people at immortal miniatures bringing out those plastic hoplites.
4. ACW, possibly day2 of Gettysburg, mainly because the units that both me and Jon are collecting for a big game would provide the bulk of the forces needed. You can follow progress on my other blog . The main downside, it is a considerable terrain making task and the table would need to be 14ft x 6ft...eek!
Think I'll need to mull over this for a couple of weeks.
On the painting front I have finished the artillery for the Union III corps, the models are all from Warrior miniatures and turned out well. For the confederates I completed a 3rd brigade for Rodes' Division - O'Neal at 8 stands, again these are all Warrior miniatures and I think they stand up well alongside my Peter Pig models. They are well worth the price at £2.00 for 12.
Friday 17 September 2010
Ramseur's is the second brigade I've managed to finish in Rodes' Division. I also managed to paint up Rodes himself as well as the divisional artillery. Ramseur's is a small brigade of only 5 stands and consisted of the following regiments.
- 2nd North Carolina
- 4th North Carolina
- 14th North Carolina
- 30th North Carolina
The figures are all Old Glory apart from the command & artillery which are Peter Pig. The figure of Rodes is from Warrior miniatures.
This week at the club I managed a quick game of Fire and Fury with Jon. It was a quick run through of the rules with 10 brigades a side. It's been about 10 years since I last played these rules but they quickly came back. Suffice to say the newly painted unit syndrome occurred with both the last union and confederate brigades painted being severely man handled by their opponents.
Sunday 12 September 2010
This is the first completed Brigade of Humphrey's Division. The Brigade consisted of the following regiments at Gettysburg.
- 2nd New Hampshire
- 5th New Jersey
- 6th New Jersey
- 7th New Jersey
- 8th New Jersey
- 115th Pennsylvania
The figures are all Old Glory, apart from the command stand which is a mix of Peter Pig and Warrior miniatures
This is the last Brigade in Birney's Division. It is eleven stands and includes Berdans Sharpshooters, which I have represented with 4 stands. The Brigade was made up of the following regiments.
- 20th Indiana
- 3rd Maine
- 4th Maine
- 86th New York
- 124th New York
- 99th Pennsylvania
- 1st US Sharpshooters
- 2nd US Sharpshooters
The majority of the figures used are Old Glory, the Sharpshooters I believe are Lancashire miniatures.
Saturday 11 September 2010
When Meade assumed command of the Army of the Potomac just before the Battle of Gettysburg, he asked Humphreys to be his chief of staff, replacing Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield, who was considered to be too close politically to the previous commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker. Humphreys declined the opportunity to give up his division command. His new division immediately saw action at Gettysburg where, on July 2, 1863, Sickles insubordinately moved his corps from its assigned defensive position on Cemetery Ridge. Humphreys' new position was on the Emmitsburg Road, part of a salient directly in the path of the Confederate assault, and it was too long a front for a single division to defend. Assaulted by the division of Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws, Humphreys' three brigades were demolished; Sickles had pulled back Humphrey's reserve brigade to shore up the neighboring division (Maj. Gen. David B. Birney), which was the first to be attacked. Humphreys put up the best fight that could have been expected and was eventually able to reform his survivors on Cemetery Ridge, but his division and the entire corps were finished as a fighting force
Rodes’ division sat idle for the remaining two days of the battle.
Monday 6 September 2010
Next up Early's Division. All of these figures are Peter Pig except for the model of Early, which is from Warrior Miniatures. I've order some of their infantry to help complete Rodes' Division.
Sunday 5 September 2010
As Birney watched the few survivors of his division gather about him on Cemetery Ridge, he whispered to one of his officers, "I wish I were already dead". Birney assumed temporary command of the corps after Sickles was grievously wounded by a cannonball, despite having received two minor wounds himself.
By May 1863, Johnson had recovered enough to lead his new division in the Gettysburg Campaign. He still required a heavy hickory stick to move around on foot (and was known to use it against men he believed were shirking battle), giving him the nickname "Old Clubby" by his men.Johnson arrived at the Battle of Gettysburg on the evening of the first day, July 1, 1863. In a move that is still controversial, Ewell did not take advantage of Johnson's division and attack Cemetery Hill immediately that evening, when it might have been decisive. Johnson then controversially declined to attack Culp's Hill that same evening, for which he had a discretionary order. Johnson's division was the primary force that attacked Culp's Hill on the second and third days, suffering considerable casualties assaulting this impregnable position multiple times with no lasting success.
Saturday 4 September 2010
Layout of the game
The Saxon Village
Saxons move to block the viking advance
Saxon relief force begins to arrive
Vikings try their hand at shepherding
The vikings making their way towards the riches in the Church.
As for the show itself, it seemed to be well supported by both traders and public. There were a variety of games on show, Project X, 15mm Sci-fi. Medieval, ECW and a Sherlock Holmes game in the sewers of London (very nice terrain).