F&F ACW: Battle of Corinth
Desperate Battle in Rough Terain
We finally got back to doing some 15mm ACW by choosing the Battle of Corinth. We were pressed for time since we were playing at a local store, so we didn't even try to put out the large number of roads on the map, but instead used the road pieces to represent the rail lines in the area, which were a prominent feature. The large green pieces with trees on them did a good job of representing the rough terrain in the area and allow for the movement of the figures.
This was a particularly nasty fight in horrible terrain and the South wasn't helped by the fact that their two cavalry brigades were attached to infantry divisions with nowhere to deploy in the woods! The Confederate forces had a difficult time moving up and getting into position for attack and the Union right counterattacked, which delayed coordination of the Confederate assault. There were attacks, counterattacks, plus huge successes mixed in with disasters, which were definitely a trademark of ACW battles in general. Although the Confederates broke through in several places, the simply could not reinforce any success during the entire game. By the end of the night the Confederate attack was halted on Turn 10 as there was no way to penetrate the Union defenses, so the game ended as a Union victory.
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