We had a game day in the Teachers Club yesterday. This was a follow up from a similar outing we had last year, though a request was put in for an American Civil War game. Donogh suggested Chickamauga, so off I trooped off to the relevant Osprey.
We had a good turnout with fourteen players throughout the day, which wasn't bad for a game meant for eight players. Fortunately, Sydney had brought my Memoir '44 stuff with him, so we were able to set up a second game on the other table.
Loughlin leading the bold Union boys forward at Jays Mill.
As this was Chickamauga, the board may be looking a little bare. When I was putting the scenario together, I realised that I was going to do myself an injury if I kept filling the board with woods. So what I ended up doing was marking the roads and the clearings (note the brown paper hexes) and declaring all other hexes to be woods.
Close range fight between Union and Rebel troops.
While the American Civil War was raging to our left, Sydney, Savage and the rest of us ploughed through a number of Memoir '44 Overlord scenarios.
We played the Market Garden scenario (narrow win for the Huns), the Courland Pocket scenario (narrow win for the Huns) and the Battle of Samur scenario. I took the reins in this last one as the German commander as the French delivered a fearful kicking to the overconfident panzers.
Mr E looks on about half way through Viniards Farm - the second Chickamauga scenario.
I hadn't actually pulled out my 6mm American Civil War stuff in ages and it sort of set me to wondering if I shouldn't give it an outing a little bit more often.
The acre of death
(an area of the battlefield so fiercely contested that the casualty
markers made it impossible to fit any more troops in)
You will be glad to hear that Chickamauga ended with two Union victories. The Teachers Club were there usual hospitable selves and a very convivial time was had by all. Old John came over from Wales and Mr. MacR from Roscommon, so I had the rare pleasure of their company over the weekend.
A good time had all and certainly something we will be doing again.