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marshalGreg11 Dec 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

Steve S and myself made a go with the new FnF Brigade 2nd Ed this weekend with my new "and in transition" 10mm Armies.
We did a late June 1862 what if scenario that I put together, with the battle field of an area near Mechanicsville.
link
The pictures of the actions start with turn 4 and go through turn 8 ( Overall PICs) presented as overviews from the union view, with close-ups of the main action of that turn intermingle in between.
We used and random LOC with blinds house rule to add to the needed friction of the period.
And boy did it cause friction!.
The Union Line of communications was one of the two roads from the flank to the center, in the lower portion of the over views. AS the confederate player , I had to figure out/confirm which. So the battle plan at start was to determine that. My speculation was incorrect and so I would find out later my battle plan was doomed from the start, once I was able to determine the correct path of the Union LOC.

Apparently what is uploaded gets scrambled

From TOP left and from my ( the confederate narrative)

Turn 4 Overall- RHodes brigade gets surprised by the Union brigade guarding the defile, which sprung forward and attacked hammering the attack column of Rhode the prior turn!. Impatient Anderson, who moved through the woods and around Rhodes deploys out of the woods on the union left and hopes to jump a union column. Nuts … it's a bluff. Hmmm the Union Right is the LOC and I planned it to be the left!

Turn 5 Overall- Rhodes forms into line and seeks revenge with more firepower! The union now has a marker of a stand loos to add ( each casualty marker is where a stand is loss).

Turn 6 Overall- Anderson withdrawals to support Rhodes and refuses flank to fire on Union flank. The Union brigade is hammered with the cross fire! Revenge is made! 4 casualty markers are left behind by the union after their retreat.

Turn 7 Overall- Rhodes moves to support Anderson, who proceed forward again. Rhodes is hit by union artillery barrage and disorders. My bluff continues to move out to the far left flank of the yanks in hopes to cause a panic and a move of reserves. To the right Hoods brigade forms at the edge of the woods-Note block just visible in the trees at the intersection of two large tree top pcs.

Turn 8 Right flank- Union counter attacks after Hood brigade and wrecked and drove off a battery. He now faces two brigades who attack to secure the Right flank LOC.

Turn 8 center- Garland goes in and is "checked" by superb union musketry. If the yank's would have responded "on average" , Garland would have gone in with a +2 attached Exception CO, +1 for exceptional brigade cmnd, +1 for numbers, +1 rebel yell and +2 for fresh for a whooping + 7 against a -2 for union spent brigade. The resulting defeat would have sent chaos to the rearward brigade reserve and it's possible defeat. The hero's was that valiant spent union brigade! Union Artillery fire from last turn has caused paralysis of Rhodes. It has not been a good day for Rhodes or the confederates!

Turn 8 left flank- Anderson NC moved up for exchange of volleys. The corn field is mowed down by the union brigade's advance.
It was starting to snow so Steve needed to get home before darkness fells o we called it. A "Strong Yankee victory" – Both sides had lost the same number of stands and Yankee's held their LOC.

MY lessons have been learned and that this is no-longer like Brigade 1st edition and that assaults must be rethought, as they should be for this period. …Where frontal attacks were ok in the 1st ed. but will not be in the 2nd ed.

marshalGreg11 Dec 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

Steve S and myself made a go with the new FnF Brigade 2nd Ed this weekend with my new "and in transition" 10mm Armies.
We did a late June 1862 what if scenario that I put together, with the battle field of an area near Mechanicsville.
link
The pictures of the actions start with turn 4 and go through turn 8 ( Overall PICs) presented as overviews from the union view, with close-ups of the main action of that turn intermingle in between.
We used and random LOC with blinds house rule to add to the needed friction of the period.
And boy did it cause friction!.
The Union Line of communications was one of the two roads from the flank to the center, in the lower portion of the over views. AS the confederate player , I had to figure out/confirm which. So the battle plan at start was to determine that. My speculation was incorrect and so I would find out later my battle plan was doomed from the start, once I was able to determine the correct path of the Union LOC.
Apparently what is uploaded gets scrambled
From right to left and from my ( the confederate narrative)
Turn 4 Overall- RHodes brigade gets surprised by the Union brigade guarding the defile, which sprung forward and attacked hammering the attack column of Rhode the prior turn!. Impatient Anderson, who moved through the woods and around Rhodes deploys out of the woods on the union left and hopes to jump a union column. Nuts … it's a bluff. Hmmm the Union Right is the LOC and I planned it to be the left!
Turn 5 Overall- Rhodes forms into line and seeks revenge with more firepower! The union now has a marker of a stand loos to add ( each casualty marker is where a stand is loss).
Turn 6 Overall- Anderson withdrawals to support Rhodes and refuses flank to fire on Union flank. The Union brigade is hammered with the cross fire! Revenge is made! 4 casualty markers are left behind by the union after their retreat.
Turn 7 Overall- Rhodes moves to support Anderson, who proceed forward again. Rhodes is hit by union artillery barrage and disorders. My bluff continues to move out to the far left flank of the yanks in hopes to cause a panic and a move of reserves. To the right Hoods brigade forms at the edge of the woods-Note block just visible in the trees at the intersection of two large tree top pcs.
Turn 8 Fight flank- Union counter attacks after Hood brigade and wrecked and drove off a battery. He now faces two brigades who attack to secure the Right flank LOC.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

Good to hear about the general decease, of charging everywhere I saw on 2 continents and an Island which gets increasingly isolated.

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