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4/6/2007

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Fire & Fury: The High Ground
  For this month's gripping installment of ACW combat the harried umpire forgot to bring all the required paperwork. This necessitated a certain amount of improvisation on his part in order to provide the club members with a mechanism for turning dice rolls into combat brigades of various sizes. Herculean efforts on the part of the umpire did produce a workable game, but the units tended to be just a tad larger than usual. The center of the Union line. Keeping in mind that the F& F rules tend to operate with brigades of approximately 8 stands, readers with exceptionally good eyesight will be able to count Union units with around 10 stands a piece. These would be the SMALL units engaged on this front. Beyond the forest, and past the beer bottle, General Beauregard B. Weenie lurks with his 4 brigades, each of which contains at least 14 stands. Oh, and the portrait on the beer label is that of General Chamberlain. The beer was passable, and the price extortionate. Perhaps to cover the expense of the high quality label.   game1103.jpg
 
  The center of the Union line at the mid point of the battle. Moderately important things are happening off to the left of the photo, and off to the right of the photo the Confederates are enjoying an enormous breakthrough. So much so that their highest casualties will be caused by Union artillery forced to spin around and fire into the Confederate rear as the Rebs press deep into Union territory.   game1102.jpg
 
  It doesn't look it, but this is the Union center 'many turns later.' General Beauregard B. Weenie has managed to bring up all of his enormous units, but hasn't succeeded in rolling anything higher than a "2" when it comes time to determine the results of his numerous charges. The Union commander, gradually accepting his good fortune, has thinned out the center providing reinforcements for his hard pressed troops elsewhere. Eventually General Grant conceded a major Confederate victory, based entirely on events taking place off the edge of the photo to the right. Events that your humble correspondent never quite managed to preserve for posterity with his camera.   game1101.jpg
 
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