Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Gettysburg - Day One

I am getting ready for a first play test of this new scenario.  Here is the setup with all of the reinforcements waiting on the edges of the table.  I've also re-tooled my rules a bit and renamed them "Double Canister".  This particular scenario starts with Buford's cavalry on Mc Pherson's ridge.  Archer's and Davis's brigades are advancing forward supported by Pegram's battery.  Most of the forces on both sides arrive as reinforcements throughout the day.  I am going to run this through a few times to see how it plays out.  Enjoy the photos.
The town of Gettysburg is in the bottom right, North is up.  Herr Ridge is on the far left.

Buford's Cavalry

Heth's men.

Confederate reinforcements due to arrive.

Cards, charts, markers and dice.

Union reinforcements.

Union game components.

Looking west from McPherson's Ridge


  1. Looks great, Glenn! I take i this is sort of a C&C variant? Recognized the Typeset "M" s from the first edition of Piquet, too!

  2. You have a sharp eye! Yes those are the metal letters from Piquet! I've used those for so many different purposes. In this game they are used to mark a unit that is in "Maneuvering Mode". Otherwise, units are assumed to be in deployed mode.

    Yes it is a variant of C&C Battle Cry. But I've changed all of the cards in the deck, all of the weapon ranges and combat strengths, movement rates, turn structure, I've removed the Left/Center/Right mechanic, added Command Radius and Initiative ratings to each general individually, and changed some of the terrain effects. But other than that, yep...it's just like C&C! :)