Port Gibson: 1st of May, 1863; Mississippi
Here are the battle lines, I played the Yanks and my opponent took the Rebs.
One thing that made this engagement interesting is the fact that the only open ground was on the hill tops and all the ground in the valleys was ruff and slow going, 3" a turn compared to 6" on the hill tops.
|The Battle Lines (Left Flank), Yanks on the Left & Rebs on the Right.|
|Battle Lines (Right Flank), over looking Yankee Artillery|
That how we set up, we had not put the road down yet but there is a road that pass behind these hills and to my left flank. The objective here was to capture the three crossroads on the left side of the board. I had another Brigade that would come in on turn four and he had one that would be marching in on turn one opposite were I placed my artillery.
|Here is a shot of my center and left flank and the crossroads that were the objective.|
|Looking over the hill, throe the fog of war, at the Rebel lines.|
|Brigade General prepared to lead a push up the center (it did not turn out well).|
|Yank Turn I, the left flank advance in to ruff ground. The red cap mark they have not shot yet, which is a major plus to their opining volley.|
|The Center goes forth and the Right stand firm. You can see the Rebs marching on far side of the board.|
|Another shot of the left flank.|
|Rebels Turn I: Turn from column and prepared to cross the field in the face of cannon fire.|
|The center closing to charge, white caps shows casualties.|
|His opening volley did already has me at a stand down, but I have more men then he does.|
|The center still advancing.|
|Still plugging away here, but ...|
|The Rebs are down more stands then me.|
|I still have not fired my opening shots, a bonus I wasted by not moving in closer and fire on the move (rather than standing and shooting)|
|Not much action on the Right, just a few casualties due to cannon fire.|
|End of Turn Three, break for lunch.|
|Disastrous charge, one unit bounced back in disorder, the other running for the hills.|
|Another failed charge, but combined fire force one of his units to run.|
Well what do you think, is this an interest to you are is historical not your thing?