This past Saturday I had four awesome Player for my Battle of the Crossroads game at the Fort Devens game day. From Left to right: Ken, Rich, Dave and Bill.
Union and Confederate cavalry advance on crossroad village in the mountain gap.
Union cavalry dismounts to move into the village but are charged before they can take up their position. They are charged by Hampton's who drove them back in disorder.
Buford's cavalry clashes with and drives back Imboden's
Hampton's cavalry soon has the attention of the Union artillery and infantry as they follow up their charge.
Confederate troops are moving up into position the Union is less fortunate in their reinforcement rolls and has fewer troops on the board. Buford pulls back his cavalry rather than face off with a dismounted unit of Cavalry and two infantry brigades..
Hampton's cavalry takes hits but is still a going concern as it begins to pull back.
The Irish brigade moves up on the west flank of the battle field taking shots form the Tiger brigade as they do.
The Confederate forces have taken up positions in the village with reinforcements coming up. The Union has small forces on both flanking hills.
The Irish brigade falls back... union troops have been force backed and Confederates build a good line of troops in the two and on the hill to their left.
The Confederate still have an edge in numbers as troops come up but he Union troops are gathering for a counter attack
Union troops push into the town after artillery drives off one of the lead infantry...
The heavy union attack is stopped in a close range fire fight... at this point the battle had to be called as the museum was closing... the Early going went to the Confederates Hampton's Cavalry did especially well.
As the game progressed and more Union troops came in the momentum may have been starting to swing. This union column of brigades ready to hit the Confederate right with the support of three batteries for example. When we ended the game the Confederates held the town but the union was pressing them and forces were engaging on both flanks things were very much in dought. Both Side had had two unit dispersed but both armies were very much in tact. Wish we had had another hour or so.