Here are some pics from a recent Black Powder ACW game. It’s my third game using the rules and I’m still getting used to the nuances but must say the game went well and I do like the rules as they reflect a Brigade\Regiment scale well in a fast moving game.
The scenario featured the equvalent of only two two brigades on a side. The white paper markers, although ugly were used to ID the units since many of my units can be used in a generic fashion. One of the features of Black Powder is the encouragement to use the unit name when giving orders.
For example; “the 9th Ohio will rapidly advance to the fence line and deploy into line.” I find that this sort of thing adds color to the game and since the scenario featured a historical OB it was right to use the historical names even if it meant to use the white papers to ID the units.
Call me picky. I don’t care. Perhaps I’ll find a better way.
|Union troops move in column to deploy along a road line.|
|A Confederate battle line screened by some dismounted cavalry.|
|A Union brigade awaits the Rebel charge!|
|Nice close up-that is all.|
|My Hampton’s Legion battery serving as a TN battery in this game.|
|Union battery–in this game all the guns were 6pdrs. I really have to get the right models some time soon. Call me picky.|