The Blue Army, after their victory at Brooks Farm, continued their advance into Red's territory. It now turned into a punitive expedition with the goal of extorting payment for the losses suffered. Unfortunately, the wagon train got lost (literally; I misplaced my covered wagon models) and so they would have to settle for what could be carried by mule train.
|The Blue Army approaches from the left, with 4 infantry cos, 2 batteries and 1 cavalry troop. Red from the right with 5 infantry cos, 1 battery and 1 cavalry troop.|
|Blue forces enter the town first.|
|The Red cavalry breaks Blue's cavalry. Behind the town they inflect 50% losses on one Blue co.|
|Blue's cavalry rallies, hits Red cavalry hard taking 1/3 of it. The Red infantry company going down the towns main street is wiped out by crossfire coming from the building and the leftmost Blue infantry co.|
|Red tries to break the infantry company between the artillery and town, without success. Blue holds fast.|
|Blue attacks all along the line causing heavy causalities. Notice the mule train being brought up.|
|The Red Army has suffered enough and cannot be rallied. Red's cavalry acts as rearguard.|
I have been going through old magazines looking for ideas for campaign wargaming. I have several possible ways to go.