Anniversaire de Gettysburg chez les néo-zélandais

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Message  eric1 le Mar 2 Juil - 21:25

La magnifique bataille rejouée par Custodes et les siens m'a remis en mémoire la Bataille rejouée , il y a quelques jours , par mes amis néo-zélandais dont Roly Hermans a publié le CR sur son Blog " Dressing the Lines "

Une fois n' est pas coutume pardonnez moi de faire paraitre dans notre forum un CR qui n' est pas d' un de nos membres .
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This weekend marks 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg, the iconic battle of the American Civil War.  To commemorate this historic engagement, you could re-visit the two postings about my time as a Confederate soldier during the massive 135th reenactment event way back in 1998, first here and then more photos here.  

Or you could read the following one of my resurrected postings from the old Kapiti Fusiliers website describing a Civil War game. Originally posted on September 2005 by Fusilier Paul Crouch, who had recently moved up to Auckland, it describes a spectacular game played on John Berry's 14' x 6' table ...  


We played an American Civil War game. There were four on each side, so eight of us all told, including all my old wargame friends from many years ago. Fusilier Mark Strachan was along there too.

The rules used were a set put together by the group up here. They really do work well and capture the flavour of the American Civil War and the ebb and flow of battle.



John and the boys certainly put on games 'in the grand manner' and there was no lack of troops on the table. It was a magnificent sight. As you can see from the photos we reckon there were up to two thousand 25mm figures on the table.  They were mainly Dixon, but Wargames Foundry were in there too.

I tried to focus as many as possible of the photos on John's buildings to let you get the feel of them. Hopefully you can see the work he does on them. The close-up of the forge (below) is brilliant.  He scratch builds a lot of the stuff you see in these pictures. Also the limbers and wagons in the photos are all John Berry originals.



The game was a fictional encounter somewhere in Georgia called Rusty Creek, late in the war ... a last desperate attempt to throw the Damn Yankees out. I fought with the Johnny Rebs, and held the left flank with two brigades of infantry and artillery.

I was attacked repeatedly throughout the game - in fact my flank was under pressure from the word go. I had three brigade generals killed during the day, a battery of artillery smashed to pieces, and one of my brigades shattered - but they all died gallantly for the cause!



Above: My own Confederate troops make a guest appearance on the left flank. Under pressure for most of the game, and suffering heavy losses, they held the flank with honour.



Above: Brewer's Farm, the centre of the Confederate position.



Above: Confederate troops mass around Brewer's Farm.



Above: Through the cornfields come the Rebels under the command of our host John Berry, on their way to prop up the left flank. This shot reminds me of a scene from the movie Gettysburg ... stirring stuff!



Above: Union troops - loads of artillery. Note the wagons that John Berry has made.



Above: Reb cavalry under Forrest move out on the right - almost to a man these brave lads were wiped out before the Reb infantry arrived.



After the smoke died down it was decided that (as in all these large games) a fighting draw was the outcome. The Union hadn't really coordinated their attacks, and the Rebs had defended stoutly in the face of the blue tide.


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J'espére que mon  ami Roly me pardonnera pour cet emprunt



 
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Message  eric1 le Mar 2 Juil - 21:33

excusez moi , j'ai un problème : le texte entre les photos n'apparait pas en blanc !!!
j' essayerai de refaire le Copier/coller demain
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Merci Eric de nous faire partager ces images
(J'ai retouche la couleur du texte)
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Message  eric1 le Mer 3 Juil - 6:05

Merci à toi .
Tu me diras comment tu as résolu le problème ?On ne sait jamais ............
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Message  kiyomori le Mer 3 Juil - 10:35

Merci pour ces photographies mais quel dommage que le format soit si petit. D'autre part je vois que je ne suis pas le seul à apprécier les figurines Dixon pour cette gamme de la guerre entre les Etats !
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