Saturday the local
HMGS-South group played a game of Black Powder at the Dogs of War shop.
This scenario is also known as The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, 26 June, 1862. Three brigades of confederate infantry with two attached batteries and three off-table artillery batteries attack two Union infantry brigades and 5 artillery batteries in breastworks.
Confederate off-table artillery is behind the Confederate left.
The left and center Confederate brigades advance while a blunder send the right brigade to the rear.
A blunder sends a Union unit charging across the creek. Confederate infantry deploys into skirmish order.
Confederate skirmishers surround the Union unit but fail to destroy it. With no attack in sight, the Union left flank units move to support the center.
Union units move up to support the unintentional advance. The Confederate right starts to move.
Union artillery has been concentrating on the Confederate batteries. Both are routed. The Union right withdraws but is broken in the process. The Confederate right wing takes advantage of poor Union command rolls and pushes in the Union left.
A well ordered Star Wars game on an adjacent table.