Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Battle of Seven Pines AKA Fair Oaks

An epic battle was fought today 21 Dec 2014 in Flemington. Thanks to all those who took part. We started at 10am and finished up around 5pm.
Like the historic battle, we fought to a stand still, with perhaps a slight advantage to the Rebels.
Lots of poor rolling really made sure both sides took their time maneuvering.
Most of the action took place on the Union left flank and centre. A Rebel attack and spirited charges led to the capture of one Union Corps commander and a divisional commander. The CSA also lost a divisional commander captured during a charge at the centre. More pics are posted on the gallery page.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

USCT wait for battle!

I have finished painting my brigade of US coloured troops and just like in the real war these brave men must patiently wait for battle!

They served with distinction and according to Wikipedia:
"USCT regiments fought in all theaters of the war, but mainly served as garrison troops in rear areas. The most famous USCT action took place at the Battle of the Crater during the Siege of Petersburg. Regiments of USCT suffered heavy casualties attempting to break through Confederate lines. Other notable engagements include Fort Wagner, one of their first major tests, and the Battle of Nashville.[11]"

I asked Andrew if we could recreate this battle but he thought he would get in trouble for blowing a hole in his dining room table. learn more here

Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Battle of Franklin

Well it's been a while since I posted anything we have had two games but both were replays. We did Bull Run 1 and Perryville again. The rules are flowing much easier and we have adapted the rule of making a disrupted unit roll 6 or better to avoid losing another stand if they are disrupted again. This week we attempted another ambitious scenario by fighting the battle of Franklin. The real battle was fought on 30 Nov 1864 and the CSA suffered a terrible defeat. This was primarily due to their attempts to mount frontal assaults against well fortified Union positions. You an read more here.
I've edited some of the pics and will post more on the Gallery page ASAP.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014


We staged the battle of Perryville. It was epic but it was still more of a test for us and we learned some lessons and made some adaptations.
The Union was played by myself and Scott with Nigel and Mark looking after the Rebels.
Many thanks to Andrew for officiating and hosting the day.
The only negative point is that we ran out of time and didn't get finished. It would be a good game to try again.
Pics have been uploaded to the Battle Gallery and more will follow
Perryville start of the battle

Monday, 11 August 2014

Next game set

The next game will be held Sunday 24 August at 1pm. The battle will be Perryville.
There is a very good introductory video here that gives an overview of the situation.
It's about 12min long.
Union Commander Don Carlos Buell.  
The Wikipedia page is also quite good with maps and some detail of actions fought and personalities.

Confederate Commander Braxton Bragg

Sunday, 27 July 2014

First news

We had been looking to get F&F going for about a year now and finally had our first run through of the rules.
Thanks to Andrew for the table space and to Steve for providing figures along side Andrew.
We started with a little replica of the battle of the first Bull Run. We used 6mm figures.
more pics on the Gallery page.

Union Forces on the right approach Evans' Brigade on the Matthew's Hill.