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torokchar Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2021 4:45 p.m. PST

Here is another SPECTACULAR game presented at MillenniumCon 2021. Mike Gomez put on a huge ACW game Saturday night in the lobby. He set up 3+ tables with hundreds of 28mm figures and beautiful terrain. Twelve players had a great time playing. The good guys won (Union) as it should be. Mike used Rally Round The Flag rules and figures from his own collection.



Mike used modified Rally Round the Flag rules. On each side there were 17 Regular infantry regiments, 5 Crack regiments (the Texas Brigade and the Iron brigade), 2 Elite Sharpshooter regiments (1st & 2nd US Sharpshooters and 2 South Carolina Sharpshooter regiments), 7 Artillery batteries and 1 Crack Cavalry regiment on each side. One sharpshooter regiment with their breech loading rifles and the cavalry with their repeating carbines were put in ambush on the field while the rest of the forces were placed on the edge entering in column. The Irish and Iron Brigades were put on the Union left while the Texas and Alabama Brigades were put on the Confederate left. Both sides had orders to attack and so each force advanced. The ambushes were sprung and the battle began. The Irish Brigade went into road column and out flanked the Confederate position while the Iron brigade on it's immediate right pressed the attack. The Texas Brigade and the Alabama Brigade advanced but the rock wall, river and woods slowed their movement into contact. The ambushers were dealt with and the 1st Texas Cavalry were completely annihilated. Fighting all along the front was bloody with the Irish Brigade continuing to turn the flank. When time ran out there were a lot of casualties on both sides. The flank was indeed falling to the Union advance but the South Carolinians were forming behind defensive positions. The Texas boys were pushing the Union left flank hard and that Union Brigade Commandeer was moving to his left trying to get his Brigade to join up with the Brigade to his left and form a defensive line to hold the Texas and Alabama Brigades form rolling up the Union right flank. It's a tossup as to who would have won the battle given time. The Union did have a slightly upper hand when time was called.

huron72523 Nov 2021 5:40 p.m. PST

Wow, that is super nice. It is almost TOO many figures for the board, if even such a thing exists. lol

CHRIS DODSON24 Nov 2021 1:27 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed.

I once took part in a game with eighteen thousand troops on an enormous table in a church hall.

Absolutely bonkers as the majority were never deployed due to time.

Great fun though.


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2021 5:02 a.m. PST

Great looking game! What modifications did you make to Rally Round the Flag?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2021 8:05 a.m. PST

Reminds me of the two monster SYW imagi-nation games in which I played a number of years ago at MilleniumCon.


Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2021 9:00 a.m. PST

That's HUGE, and beautiful!


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2021 4:31 p.m. PST

Very impressive! Thanks for sharing

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