Monday, 8 July 2013

More Gettysburg pic's

Here is a bunch of wonderful photos taken by John Hutton ( 1st Corp). These are mainly from his area on the table but there are a few from other points of the battle field.


Adam from Panzerfaust Nostalgia  has posted some wonderful photos on his blog. I recommend that you go take a look...

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Day 2

Day 2 started with a change of plan from General Lee.

Hood and McLaws would be left at one end while the rest of the Rebel army concentrated on Cemetery Hill, Culp's Hill and attacking Cemetery Ridge.

All units that sustained casualties received reinforcements overnight at a rate of half what they had lost, rounded up. Units were also repositioned slightly to reflect a "pulling back" from the line for the night.

Hood attacks Little Round top

One of Hood's brigades in Devil's Den.

Union troops back in control of the Peach Orchard.

Father and son.

Hood's boys in the hollow between the round tops.

Rebels from McLaws Division trying to hold Devil's Den.

Reb's on Cemetery Hill.

Attacking Culp's Hill.

Johnson's Rebels are on Culp's Hill!!

General Johnson ordering the troops forward.

The Master and the Apprentice
This game was decided using a points system that we came up with to balance the game. In the end the Confederate army had done enough to gain the victory.

Big thanks to Geoff and Adrian for umpiring for two days and to the guys from Wellington and Timaru for making the effort to travel to this game.

For other photos and some great reports check out these other blogs,

Craig's Wargaming Blog
Rebel Barracks
Panzerfaust Nostalgia 

Ogilive VC
As I come across other blogs with reports and photos I will add them in here, so please check back.

Thanks to you all for being a part of this journey,

...and from President Lincoln the final words...
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honoured dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

from Wiki...

I will post more photos from other players as I get them.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

First day of Battle.

A few shots from day 1. Very poor lighting at the venue, hence some rather poor quality photos.

The Union army prepares for casualties at Trostle farm.

The Peach Orchard

Confederates moving out of Gettysburg.

Union commanders

Union commanders on Cemetery Ridge and the Round Tops.

General Rodes

Looking down the table from the Round tops to Gettysburg.

John Bell Hood's Division meets 5th Corp between the Round tops

Hood's troops have just taken Devil's Den . (centre right)

Round top is under Rebel control, but Little Round Top is very much under Union control.

Looking over most of the table.

Nightfall at the end of day1.

Tonight we get some reinforcements back and tomorrow we carry on .