Massive Bull Run 150th Anniversary Wargame in Belgium!

My cyber  friend Patrick Roovers sent me a link to nearly a hundred photos of a recent wargame the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp hosted for a weekend at their gaming clubhouse in Belgium.  I was privileged to have met Patrick in person during one of his trips to the USA, and someday, God willing, I would love to visit his club while a Civil War game is in progress. These mega-games are fascinating and visually stunning in the photos, and I can’t imagine how cool a layout this size must be in person.

Well, the battle is over and I finally managed to post the first batch of pictures.
Things went very well for the Union, they managed to move two divisions to both flanks of the Confederate army that was still forming.  Lack of reinforcements meant that they were desperately trying to hold onto Matthew’s Hill, hoping to minimize the damage.
The Irish Brigade hit the Confederate lines in the middle of their lines and drove a deep wedge, it wasn’t until the 69th was surrouned on three sides that they finally broke (but they did rally)
It was a major victory for the Union, and it did shatter the myth of Southern invincibility at our club.  One more victory point and it would have been a massive Victory and the Union army would be in Richmond the next day.
Overall a great game, but some of the conditions may have been slightly unbalanced (lucky die rolls meant quick reinforcements for the Union who were able to flank the Confederates before they had any chance to set up a defensive line.)
Here’s a writeup by a fellow clubmember.

http://tomsche69.blogspot.com/2011/03/tsa-2011-acw-weekend-first-bull-run.html

http://tomsche69.blogspot.com/2011/03/tsa-first-bull-run-day-1.html

http://tomsche69.blogspot.com/2011/03/tsa-first-bull-run-day-2.html

http://tomsche69.blogspot.com/2011/03/tsa-first-bull-run-aftermath.html

 

About these ads
Categories: Civil War wargaming | 2 Comments

Post navigation

2 thoughts on “Massive Bull Run 150th Anniversary Wargame in Belgium!

  1. Wow! This looks great!

    I have not seen a game this big in a long time! The only one I have ever played like this was Gettysburg in Miniature in 2004.

    Very nice!

  2. wow, this is incredible. And it sounds like a hard fought battle

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com. The Adventure Journal Theme.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 50 other followers

%d bloggers like this: