Major General Gerald P. Whippam (EP:23) is a 31 year old Floridian and is already a Veteran of the Indian Wars and is accompanied by his personal Scout who's reliably provided the best ground to make a stand in earlier engagements. At the Battle of Battle of Keller's Heights Doctor Thaddeus Marle joined the force as Whippam's Personal Physician
|4th South Carolina||INF||Seasoned||Veterans||5||Hero: Sgt. Jones|
|8th South Carolina||INF||Seasoned||Veterans||6||Sharpshooters|
|Battery D Georgia Light Artillery||ART||-||-||3||Two 12lb smoothbore, one 6lb smoothbore|
|Battery A 3rd Virginia Artillery||ART||-||-||2||One 12lb smoothbore, one howitzer|
Union forcesElias Rogers (EP:9) is a 29 year old graduate of West Point and had made a career as an Artillery Officer in the United States army. He is a Leading Abolitionist and is steadfast in the cause. The Irish Catholic Fire and Brimstone Preacher Father Seamus O'Riordan has seen fit to attach himself to Colonel Rogers staff.
|26th New York||CAV||Cautious||Veterans||3||Hero: Sgt. Benson|
|20th Maine||INF||Cautious||Veterans||2||Hero: Lt. Chamberlain|
|2nd Wisconsin||INF||Seasoned||Veterans||6||Amalgamated with 15th VT|
|27th New Jersey||INF||Eager||Recruits||8||Old Reliables|
|55th Massachusetts||INF||Eager||Recruits||10||Colored troops|
|Battery B 6th US Artillery||ART||-||-||3||One 6lb smooth-bores, Two light rifles|
|Battery E 10th Pennsylvania Artillery||ART||-||-||3||One 12lb Napoleon, two heavy rifles|
Randomising a scenario we would be playing the Crossroads game, which is quite handy as my gaming cloth already has one painted on it! Rolling for scouting my Scout failed yet again - he probably has in half the games we played in this campaign - so Drew chose to attack. Truth be known, with all those tiny units in my force I would have likely chosen to defend anyways.
The terrain was laid out as below, looking from the attackers side to the defenders.
With his superiority in artillery, more, guns, better guns and his Artillery Officer, I though I should try to deploy n a way that would preserve my troops from the devastating effects of the preparatory bombardment he would subject me to before launching his larger infantry regiments at me.
As was expected any troops that were initially deployed in sight of the Union guns immediately cam under fire so I had to withdraw them into cover and let the union troops march on while trying to inflict a few casualties of my own.
My broke box was filling up fast though as the tiny two and three stand units only had to lose a base or two to be broken. My plan though involved trying to cause as much damage as I could on my right flank with the 21st VA, 4th and 8th SC who were not in sight of the guns.
It was to nought though, the 27th NJ dislodged the 8th SC from their positions in the woods. On my left the 10th IA had swept aside the 19th TX then their charge drove the Batt. D GA Lt. Art. from the table and in the centre the badly battered 55th MA supported by the 20th ME held the crossroads.
For the first time in the campaign Whippam had been Whipped!
For his skilful handling of the troops Rogers was immediately promoted to Major General!
A few more shots from the game, thankfully Drew took rather a lot as I did not get too many myself.