Jackson Gamers' American Civil War Game

The Stockade Redan 2006

Using Larry Brom's ACW Rules set

We played this game at HOBBYTOWN in North Jackson on April 6th, 2006. The Yankees' senior officer was Jay Stribling. The Confederate commanders were Fred Diamond and Tim Latham.

Larry Reeves, painted the 15mm armies, built the terrain and ran the game. This was a play-test of a game that he plan to run at Bayou Wars, a gaming convention in Vicksburg, in June 2006.

Photo by Ed Sansing

Larry Reeves (white shirt, center) explaining the game to Fred Diamond (on left) a Confederate commander, and Mark Stevens (on right) a Federal officer. From Fred's face, he is thinking "Bring em on, lets get to the shooting!"

Photo by Ed Sansing

The Redan looking from the Union side facing toward the Louisiana Lunette. Empty, just after the terrain was placed on the table.

Photo by Ed Sansing

The Union commanders. Left to right: Phil Young, Mark Stevens, Jay Stribling and John Hesselberg. Not shown, John Murdaugh, John Stengal, Grady ?, and Ed Sansing. Stribling, hand raised feebly was the Union commander in chief - noted for for his shrewd battle directions such as "Charge - I guess,"

Photo by Ed Sansing

The Confederate Commanders, with troops just placed into the works. Left to right, Tim Latham, Fred Diamond. All these men had to do was sit in cover and shoot. And shoot they did!

Photo by Ed Sansing

The initial setup. This was after a failed Union assault (that we did not game) showing the Confederates mannning the works, facing the fallen-back Union assault troops. The Red rings show routed status on the Union troops.

Photo by Ed Sansing

The Confederates await the Union attack.

Photo by Ed Sansing

The Union Brigades advance!

Photo by Ed Sansing

The advance closes in.

Photo by Ed Sansing

The first Union regiment deploys into line. The Union units stayed in column until they got close because of the reduced movement rule until they got very close to the stockade. This reduced movement rule attempted to create a Federal advance over a longer distance than the table allowed. It gave the Confederate artillery more time to play on the attackers. Also, in real life, this terrain is more difficult than we could create on the table-top.

One more batch of Photos to Come

Game Unit Strength and Organisation

Each infantry regiment is composed of 18 men. Three figures each on six stands
6-gun Union batteries are composed of 3 stands, each containing a gun and two men.
4-gun Confederate batteries are composed of 2 stands, each containing a gun and two men. The Confederate guns were played as individual sections during most of the game, with one stand and two men. The Union would counterbattery these sections strongly, as they became visible, with 2 or 3 batteries firing to suppress one section.

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