I have started the campaign from the 'Longstreet' rules - my Commander is Col. Randall Hill who served in the Regular Artillery before the war and then moved into railroads , but has answered his countries call and re-joined the army . (Randall Hill is the name of a bungalow in our village - it always sounds like an American politician to me !)
His Brigade . The first battle is set in 1861 and his Brigade has been given the task of capturing a ridge from the enemy . It was played against my gaming colleague 'A'.
'A' insisted on bringing his own General figure .
My troops prepare to attack .
Col. Hill helps position and aim the guns personally - with impressive results !.
'A' consults his cards and by the demonic look in his eyes - Beelzebub as well !.
My attack goes in !.
The highpoint of my game - the cavalry overrun his guns !
I'm afraid to say that I didn't manage to record the rest of the battle as the action grew furious and although I took his guns and captured one of the objective markers I was forced back, ran out of command cards and so lost the battle !. How this will affect the Brigade will have to be diced for and the results posted next time.