Regimental Fire and Longstreet

The Scarlet J and I had our second game of Regimental Fire and Fury, using the “Meeting Engagement” scenario from Mustafa’s Longstreet rules. Thus the not-so-witty title of this post.

We’re still getting it together on the terrain front-I need to do a mat up that better reflects your typical rural North American landscape, rather than the arid wastes of Spain. I need yards more fencing. I also need to develop some forest floor and rough terrain pieces, as well as cultivated fields. In other news, it’s surprisingly difficult to find good corduroy fabric, locally!

Also of interest, is the appearance of a couple of new limbers, serving the newly christened “Nielsen’s Battery) and the (fictional) 13th Texas Regiment, largely served by recruits from the heretofore unknown Danish population of west Texas. Suffice it to say, I need to do a post on the incredible generosity that I keep encountering in the wargaming community.

Enough rambling-here are some mediocre photographs!

We Confederates suffered from traffic problems, early in the game. It's best not to park a regiment of infantry in front of your two batteries.

We Confederates suffered from traffic problems, early in the game. It’s best not to park a regiment of infantry in front of your two batteries.

Our first hand-to-hand combat! Moments later, I rolled a 1 and the Scarlet J rolled a 9. Cue fleeing rebs and exposed guns. Shame on you, 3rd Arkie!

Our first hand-to-hand combat! Moments later, I rolled a 1 and the Scarlet J rolled a 9. Cue fleeing rebs and exposed guns. Shame on you, 3rd Arkie!

The situation at the end of the game, which we called for time. Counting casualties, a narrow Union victory (13-10 stands). If we'd kept going another turn I might have destroyed that entire disrupted and routed Union regiment at the top center of the table.

The situation at the end of the game, which we called for time. Counting casualties, a narrow Union victory (13-10 stands). If we’d kept going another turn I might have destroyed that entire disrupted and routed Union regiment at the top center of the table.

End game from the Union perspective.

End game from the Union perspective.

The new recruits from down in Texas shot up a spirited New York regiment, and then gave them hell with the bayonet, sending them fleeing in disgrace.

The new Danish recruits from down in Texas shot up a spirited New York regiment, and then gave them hell with the bayonet, sending them fleeing in disgrace.

Split rail fences made from 1/16 balsawood. They're a little too perfect for the rough cut timbers you usually see in these types of fences, but I'm not about to whittle hundreds of tiny sticks.

Split rail fences made from 1/16 balsawood. They’re a little too perfect for the rough cut timbers you usually see in these types of fences, but I’m not about to whittle hundreds of tiny sticks.

The 1st Arkie, posed behind some new kitty litter stone walls. Very easy and quickish to make! I haven't painted the edges of my flags, yet.

The 1st Arkie, posed behind some new kitty litter stone walls. Very easy and quickish to make!
I haven’t painted the edges of my flags, yet.

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  • Thomas Nielsen  On 01/18/2014 at 8:12 pm

    Haha sooo cool to see those old boys back in business – you can’t imagine how good it feels :-) Looks like a really nice game. That gaming table of yours sure looks incredible, I think it works fine for US settings.

    • arkiegamer  On 01/18/2014 at 8:28 pm

      Glad you’re getting a kick out of it! You should be proud of the boys-they were really putting it to the Yanks.

      I wish I had more time to set up the table-I think it could look a lot better, if I had more time to arrange the random bushes and lichen to conceal edges of roads and things like that. We play at a gaming store, so there’s no setting it up the night before, unfortunately.

      We did have lots of folks stopping by and oohing and aahing over the game, so that was nice. We may have even impressed the Warhammer 40k players.

  • expressminiatures  On 01/19/2014 at 8:59 pm

    The Confederates look wonderful. Especially the grey, which though an easy colour to paint, gives me no end of pain for some reason. What is also impressive is the union blue. It still feels dark enough to be legit but has this ethereal glow about it. Thanks for sharing.

    Kurt

    • arkiegamer  On 01/20/2014 at 5:34 am

      Thanks for commenting, Kurt, and thanks for the compliment!

      The only potentially ‘unusual’ thing I do with my greys is to make sure that I have at least 3-4 shades of it, per unit, and each of those shades has a certain amount of brown mixed in to warm things up. Of course, as always with 15mm figures, err on the side of lightness.

      I can’t claim any credit for the Union troops-I haven’t painted a single bluecoat yet, but I agree, they’re very nice. Like you said, the dark blue isn’t TOO dark. I should take more pictures of my opponents forces. I’m selfish with the camera!

  • Frank Arey  On 01/20/2014 at 10:00 pm

    Balsa wood fencing, kitty litter stone walls – very creative, Tim! I wouldn’t waste time whittling sticks, either.

    • arkiegamer  On 01/21/2014 at 5:10 am

      Kitty litter and caulk are the MVPs of my terrain making efforts.

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