Sunday, 7 July 2013

Day 2

Day 2 started with a change of plan from General Lee.

Hood and McLaws would be left at one end while the rest of the Rebel army concentrated on Cemetery Hill, Culp's Hill and attacking Cemetery Ridge.

All units that sustained casualties received reinforcements overnight at a rate of half what they had lost, rounded up. Units were also repositioned slightly to reflect a "pulling back" from the line for the night.

Hood attacks Little Round top

One of Hood's brigades in Devil's Den.

Union troops back in control of the Peach Orchard.

Father and son.

Hood's boys in the hollow between the round tops.

Rebels from McLaws Division trying to hold Devil's Den.

Reb's on Cemetery Hill.

Attacking Culp's Hill.

Johnson's Rebels are on Culp's Hill!!

General Johnson ordering the troops forward.

The Master and the Apprentice
This game was decided using a points system that we came up with to balance the game. In the end the Confederate army had done enough to gain the victory.

Big thanks to Geoff and Adrian for umpiring for two days and to the guys from Wellington and Timaru for making the effort to travel to this game.

For other photos and some great reports check out these other blogs,

Craig's Wargaming Blog
Rebel Barracks
Panzerfaust Nostalgia 

Ogilive VC
As I come across other blogs with reports and photos I will add them in here, so please check back.

Thanks to you all for being a part of this journey,

...and from President Lincoln the final words...
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honoured dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

from Wiki...

I will post more photos from other players as I get them.


  1. Very nice Rodger and a Great result

  2. Thanks Roger for the hours of entertainment this blog has provided.

    Thanks also to all the organisers, Southern Strategists, players and the many people who popped in to have a look and see what we were doing.

    Cheers to Gettysburg 2013


    1. Cheers Russell and thanks for your contribution with all those wonderful photos.

  3. Looking just as superb as day 1!


  4. Magnificent! Beautiful looking set up, and the game was no doubt a joy to play. Great to see history overturned, too, just because now and then it's fun to overturn history.

  5. Great photos Roger- well done for holding the Devil's Den in the face of some very fierce counter attacks from Adam's troops. A complete reversal of your luck on day 1 with your troops!

    An enjoyable weekend and months of build up to it!

    Well done everyone who contributed and built up forces for the game.

    1. I needed a change of luck. I was in fear of having to utter Pickett's famous words about the lack of having a division! I really thought you were going to take Little Round top for a while!

  6. Great game Roger. Loved my time and particularly the table. Thanks also to the Southern Strategists and all the work that went into it. See you guys soon in Wellington for Leipzig 2013!

    John Hutton

    1. Great to have you Wellington boys here. We really appreciated you guys making such a great effort to get down with all those troops.

  7. The force is strong in the young apprentice but first he must learn to resist the temptation to fist pump and yell "take that sucker" when he throws a nine....that's my job!

    Heroic defense of Culps Hill by his father...well done that man.

    So many great moments and so much to take in most of its still being replayed in my memory.

    Thanks again mate for your outstanding contribution.

  8. Epic! You even have a 28mm Seminary. Amazing.