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Saturday, 9 November 2019

First game of Longstreet in years

I've not played Longstreet in many a year (checks archive April 2015) but I've got so much 28mm stuff painted of late it seemed an opportune time to give it a go in 28mm.

On Thursday evening Drew and I convened for a game, he, as usual would play the Union while I took the Confederates. Both sides were 40 bases and to keep it simple all troops were Eager Recruits.

I went heavy in the centre and Drew had a strong right flank.

Thinks started out badly for me and continued so through the game. Here is the roll Drew made for his first volley!

It continued much like this, with me faring badly in every firefight and every charge was repulsed with casualties.

We both played "force the enemy to discard x cards" during the game, of course Drew rolled a six and me a one!

Still a good evenings gaming though and I'll certainly give it another try.

Here are the two Broke Boxes at the end of the game, says it all really!

More images from the game courtesy of Drew.


  1. Looks very nice, many splendid figures!

  2. Lovely looking game, special dice too!
    Best Iain

  3. The figures are lovely. My mates and I played it a lot when Longstreet came out. I've heard complaints that the rules are too "gamey" but I always enjoyed it and you've inspired me to pick up these rules again. Cheers, MP

    1. Thanks MP. I've never found them gamey myself, but that may be that I've only ever played James or Drew with them.