Perryville wargame (1)

Finally we gathered to play our first full scale ACW game - Perryville.
So far it's noon and Confederates crossed the Chaplin river, and come within range of Federal artillery (yes, Polk ordered general offensive at 8 a.m., without waiting for Bragg).
I don't think I'll manage to do a proper ARR so please enjoy those few snapshots.


Confederates marching against Union left wing

Attack against Open Knob begins

View of Federal and Rebel lines facing each other

More to come next week.

2 komentarze:

  1. Beautiful terrain! I lead walking tours on the battlefield every year...you have captured the essence of Perryville nicely. As a side note, Polk WAS under orders to attack in the morning, and by 10:00 a.m., when Bragg did not hear sounds of the battle ten miles away in Harrodsburg, rode to Perryville only to find that Polk, as he was to do many times during the war, ignored orders. Bragg changed the disposition of the army (where they started at 2:00 pm.m was not where the army was in the morning) and got the attack to go in.

  2. Thank you for your kind comment. The remark of accuracy of terrain made me especially proud. And yes - I know that Polk didn't obey his original orders, so under our rules he had only 50% chances do obey them ... and he did it, changing the course of the battle !