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Longstreet AAR - The Battle of Cow Run

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:09 pm
by Captain Darling
We played Game 2 of our 4 Player Longstreet Campaign.

The CSA chose to defend and the Union troops attacked and did quite well refusing their left and pushing forward their centre and right. They successfully pushed the Rebs back and reduced their artillery with massed musketry. The Rebs weren't helped when 'Picket Fence' Leghorn was wounded in the hand and virtually lost a turn...yup Dave rolled a SIX when the 'They Couldn't Hit an Elephant...' event card was played against him..i.e. a wounded leaders force has reduces activity in that turn DOH! But after iniyial reverses the Confederates straightened their line and started inflicting casualties on the Union units. At that point maybe fearing a Rebel Yell inspired charge the Federals thinking discretion was the better part of valour decided to retire from the battlefield to lick their wounds.

Colonel Leghorn's Rebels try to straighten their line in the foreground as masses of Yankees advance avoiding the Confederates at the stone wall!
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Colonel Campett directing his gunners on Cow Hill as Yankee infantry advance!
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The full AAR is on the TSOG Blog...
http://toysoldiersforoldgits.blogspot.c ... ame-2.html

Re: Longstreet AAR - The Battle of Cow Run

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:31 pm
by Dropbear
I still haven't played a game of Longstreet, despite buying the rules a while back now.

I seem to remember being put off that I needed two decks, one for each side, to play the game. Is this the case, or am I remembering a different game system?

Re: Longstreet AAR - The Battle of Cow Run

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:27 pm
by Captain Darling
Hey DB,

Yep two decks of action cards are required to play, the only good thing there is the action deck is available free to download from the Honour website (you still need to print them though). Still all worth it from my point of view.

Cheers!

Re: Longstreet AAR - The Battle of Cow Run

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:39 pm
by Dropbear
Thanks! I didn't know about the downloadable deck, so that may be a game changer :lol: