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sotek48611 Jan 2017 6:53 p.m. PST

Just posted up my scenario for McPherson's Ridge: link


Doing this in 28mm … just about ready to play with a few minor things to complete. This will be a follow up to my Pickett's Charge scenario and game I just did (can see the scenario for that one here link and the battle report here link)



vtsaogames12 Jan 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Archer and Davis showed up well before the other two brigades in the actual fight. Is this a what if?

Likewise, Rowley was well behind Meredith and Cutler.

sotek48612 Jan 2017 8:39 a.m. PST

Rowley doesn't show up until turn 5 … well behind everybody. There is delayed arrival across for all the brigades … with Archer marching on in turn one.

gpruitt17 Jan 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

What about Pegram's artillery? The rebs might want some support for their attack. Also, I believe Buford had two cavalry brigades available (Gamble and Devin) not three.

I am in the middle of writing a Gettysburg day one scenario for my hex-based ACW rules right now. That's why this action is in the forefront of my mind. Nice looking map!

WLBartlett18 Jan 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

Just finished reading Eric Wittenberg's "The Devil to Pay". Buford only had the two brigades available. His 3rd brigade was detached and though he requested it a few times, it was never sent forward to support him. It did become engaged on day three of the battle. (Wittenberg's book "'s Forgot Cavalry Actions" covers this fight very well.

gpruitt18 Jan 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

Yes, that's right Merritt's brigade of Buford's division was in reserve around Emmitsburg on day one.

I was reading here (,_First_Day#Morning) that Heth's division advanced on Gettysburg with Pegram's artillery battalion. Pegram is normally a part of Hill's corps reserve artillery, but was attached to Heth's division that day.

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