The Spring of 1862 sees both the Federal and Rebel Governments looking to control the strategical important area of the Menston Valley.
To this end by sides dispatch a brigade of 2 regiments and a battery of guns. The Union are led by the newly appointed General Maximilian Joseph. The Rebels are led by General Daniels.
The 2 sides met at Burley Farm as they advance up the Otley Town Pike.
The Rebels push forward with the 2nd North Carolina advancing towards the farm.
The Union 10th Vermont are surprised as both sides trades opening volleys. With loses mounting on both sides it is the Union who break and run away. The Rebels have gained the farm.
On the other flank the 14th Virginia move into the woods and as they advance the
Find their way blocked by the 5th New York. Both sides blaze away at each other at point blank range.
With the acrid smell of gunpowder soon pervading the woods and with thick smokeay it difficult to see more than a few yard sit is the New Yorkers who give way first.
The Virginians have there gander up now and with rebel yells piercing the sound of battle they rush forward overpowering the gunners of Battery B and capturing the guns.
The battle is over and the rebels are everywhere victorious.
Max enjoyed the game and wants to play again,
I sort of made the rules up as I went along and used musketry and Melee fr the War Game. Artillery from Charge with morale based on losing stands.
The game was fought on the kitchen table and I used a cheap IKEA green throw foe the battlefield with a few plastic merit trees.