This is a fictitious battle report of an ACW game I fought against my nephew a couple of weeks ago. Both sides were converging on the aforementioned Miller's Crossing. The Union forces commanded by Liam consisted of III Corps, 2 divisions from I Corps and Bufords' cavalry division. The Rebs commanded by me, consisted of Hood's and McLaw's division from I Corps and Stuarts' Cavalry division.
The game opened with the rebs advancing quickly towards the enemy, Liam then positioned the bulk of his artillery on a hill overlooking the town to fire into my exposed flanks. The 2 cavalry divisions clashed early on with neither side gaining much of an advantage, both losing 1 of their 2 brigades.
The Union infantry managed to get into a walled enclosure and despite repeated attacks from McLaws' division managed to hold on to the position. On the Union right things did not go well. Despite the support of artillery they only managed to hold the initial assault, before Hood's division re organised and steam rolled across them.
With time running out the rebs tried one more assault on the walled enclosure, but once again the union infantry recovered from the initial assault to hold their ground. Overall an enjoyable game, my nephew is improving in his generalship skills, recognising the benefits of support and defensive positions.
|Rebs reach the enclosure first|
|Stuarts' dismounted troops watch the union advance|
|Battle for the enclosure|
|Hood's assault on the union right|
|Hood breaks through|
|Union left check the reb assault|