Friday, August 27, 2010

Dawn Attack - Move 1 & 2

"Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there"

Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark

...apt I thought for obvious reasons!

Without further ado then - let's on with the game..

As per the scenario setup the Confederate commander dices for when his columns are spotted - for the southwestern (bigger) column the Union outposts are obviously vigilant as they are spotted on a 1 and a 2.

To the east they are not quite so observant - throwing a 3 and a 4.

The above pictures show the setup at the beginning of the game - the southwestern column above and the eastern column below, bathed in a (photo editor inspired) gloom..

The Union outposts are the dismounted cavalry I completed recently..

Move 1:

Confederate movement:

In Regimental Fire and Fury movement and firing is diced for with a D10; DG and I always use two D10's when a roll is required (dividing the result by 2) as we found the results were just two variable using one dice; the variance can be huge…

For the first move then, both columns threw "well handled" and moved the full distance..

Union movement:

First outpost started heading towards the camp - you can almost see the dust is heels are kicking up in the following.

Move 2:

Confederate movement:

The southwestern column stumbles in the dark - it must be that gap between the fields that has slowed them down - they get a "tardy" result (move half). The eastern column pushes on - there's a possibility they may overrun the Union outposts...

Union movement:

First outpost has almost reached the camp - the second outpost is activated. The two outposts covering the eastern approach have yet to see anything..

1 comment:

  1. Waiting to see the rest of the AAR... and I like very much the 'night' pictures!