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KimRYoung Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2018 7:45 p.m. PST

This past weekend we played a Regimental Fire and Fury game on the confederate attack on Culps Hill, July 2nd. Greg Horner, Tom Bookwalter (Garryowen) and Joe Cairo (79thPA) played the Union while Bob Cairo, George Nafzinger and myself played the confederates.

This engagement began at twilight and carried into the night as 3 confederate brigades from Johnson's division attacked Greene's brigade from XII and arriving reinforcements from I, II and XI corps.

Confederates have crossed Rock Creek and prepare the ascent up the rocky slopes


View from behind the Union lines as the prepare for the coming assault

Jones Brigade presses forward

Steuart's Brigade presses the Union right flank

William's Brigade of Louisiana troops breeches the union center

Jones Virginians press forward as the Louisianans pour through to upper Culps Hill

Jones carries the works on Upper Culps Hill

Confederates now carry the line

Surrounded, the Union forces surrender

This was a tougher fight then it looks. Union repulsed the confederate flanking attack on their right and Jones brigade's attack stalled on the right.

A very fortunate Charge result that swept the union center by William's Louisiana brigade (commanded by George Nafzinger) was the critical turning point that won the day for the confederates.

We fought this scenario in honor of my ancestor, Martin Frawley who was a private in the 50th Virginia of Jones brigade. Martin was mortally wounded in the actually battle, but in this scenario I added a special rule to check his status through this fight, and today he survived to fight another day!


marshalGreg05 Dec 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

Very Nice!
Interesting there was such a big turn of events from the historical!
Was it GN's ploy of Napoleonic tactics that made the difference (and I was told ol George didn't play nice anymore.. or was it just play with toys that is ;-))!?


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

Greg had some horrible dice. It was still a hard fought battle.

winser5408 Dec 2018 5:19 p.m. PST

Thanks for the report. Beautiful pictures. I am running a game for some students this coming Friday using a scenario about the Confederate attack on Cemetery Ridge on July 2nd.
Your post has me all the more excited to give it a go.

Personal logo svsavory Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 6:22 p.m. PST

Excellent report and wonderful pictures.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 10:32 p.m. PST

Nice report and pretty pictures! I love RFF!

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