Sunday, 8 May 2016

The Battle for the Peach Orchard

Here are a few pictures from yesterdays game at the Newmarket & Ely club. We were doing a refight of the fight for the Peach Orchard in Sickles Salient (Gettysburg Day 2) using Regimental Fire & Fury rules. 

This was a pretty tight game; the scenario was well designed in terms of what we could get through in the time available. The Union held out against the confederates attack, though only just. The last picture shows the final desperate struggle for the orchard itself.

Many thanks to Colin for putting the game on.

Who could possibly have wanted to be outside in the sunshine??

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Battle of Cropredy Bridge

Yesterday I visited the Newmarket & Ely Wargames Society (NEWS) who meet in Fordham. They were playing a large game (six people on each side) of the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, 1644 using the 'To Defy a King' rules. I went along to see what was going on and to have a chat. Very interesting as ECW is a period I am hoping to get into.

Here are a few pics of the game at quite a late stage. The Parliamentarians were probably in the stronger position on the whole.

View looking down the table from the Royalist side

Parliamentarian Foot

Infantry confrontation in the centre- Parliamentarians on the far side

Cavalry on the Royalist right - Parliamentarians were definitely winning here

Parliamentarian Right - Royalist cavalry held off at bay