Copyright © 2022, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Antietam: Bloody Lane


On Saturday I hosted a game of American Civil War using the Pickett's Charge rules for Martin and Nick

We played the Bloody Lane scenario from the rule book as I've got pretty much all the figures I need to play this, although Nick also contributed some Union Generals and a battery of Union Artillery to the game. 

What follows is more of a photo-dump rather than a full report of the game.

The Union Generals struggled to get their troops moving in the early, with every Brigade Hesitant on turn one! In the early stages we looked to be heading to a solid Confederate victory as casualties racked up on the uncoordinated advance.

The Union troops finally seized the initiative and in the middle third of the battle Kimball, Meagher and Morris all had units in the lane and the Rebels were facing disaster. 

It was not to be though, the Confederacy took back the lane at bayonet point and in the last turn of the game the Union troops were back on their start line with three faltering brigades.

Martin has also added a report of the action on his blog.


  1. A splendid looking table and toys there Paul.

  2. Fab looking table, Paul! With such a slow start, I figured the Federal attack was doomed. When the Federals took the lane, I figured the Rebels were done for. Then, the Rebels counterattacked and drove the Federals back. Quite the ebb and flow of battle here.

  3. A splendid looking and sounding game Paul…

    All the best. Aly