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Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 7:53 a.m. PST

Gettysburg Soldiers will be running games at Daycon in Dayton Ohio March 31- April 1.
This is an HMGS-Great Lakes event Link: daycongaming.com
The scenario will be Grierson's Raid on Newton, Mississippi. which inspired the John Wayne movie "The Horse Soldiers" .

The game scenario will be a compilation of events that occurred during the actual raid by Grierson's Union Cavalry through Mississippi in 1863.

Here's an example:
Grierson had to charge across Wall's Bridge on the Tickfaw River to reach Baton Rouge…

MOVIE VERSION:

WARGAME VERSION

ACTUAL SITE TODAY WITH MODERN BRIDGE:

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 9:59 a.m. PST

Unfortunately, I can't make it this year due to family obligations. Have fun.

Perris070713 Mar 2023 10:49 a.m. PST

River???

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 12:12 p.m. PST

Wall's Bridge across the Tickfaw River.
Find it today on Rt 584 outside Gillsburg MS (near the Mississippi-Louisiana border)

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 1:18 p.m. PST

The distant end of the bridge still has flowing water (can't be seen in this pic). During Spring floods this is sometimes all water beneath. But your observation is correct, the Tickfaw is fordable at many places, so the bridge was not strategic.

epturner13 Mar 2023 1:28 p.m. PST

Good stuff.

And I love your rules, too.

Eric

CHRIS DODSON04 Apr 2023 12:38 a.m. PST

Very nice terrain on display, especially for a wargame.

Best wishes,

Chris

Robinson10 Apr 2023 10:41 a.m. PST

I played Larry's Grierson's Raid at DayCon. We had a good time (aided, no doubt, by being on the winning side!). Larry's figures are beautiful and his rules very playable. Thanks, Larry. See you at Advance the Colors!

Ammianus15 Aug 2023 10:34 a.m. PST

Good read: The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi
by Timothy B. Smith

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