Chickamauga: Brock Field 12.30pm 19 September 1863 CS
The Army of Tennessee under the exhausted Bragg, had been outmanoeuvred by Rosecrans and abandoned Middle Tennessee, almost without a fight. Now in they had abandoned Chattanooga, when it was discovered that the Federals had crossed the Tenessee River. As information began to arrive at Bragg's headquarters, he began to realise that the Union elements were widely spaced, and instead of continuing the retreat towards Atlanta, he decided to try and outflank the Union left wing, thereby cutting Rosecrans army off from the Tenessee River fords and their supply lines, and if possible defeat elements in detail before they could re-unite.
To this end exploratory moves were made by Forrest on the army's right flank, crossing Chickamauga Creek by Reed's and Alexander's bridges. The Union cavalry was driven back with infantry help, and attempts made to push on further onto the flank of the unprepared Federals, but speed was essential. Further troops were thrown into the fighting, to meet each new Union threat, and Braggs original plan was abandoned, in the face of lack of knowledge about where the Federal strength lay. In the dense woods, it became a reactionary battle, as troops arrived to support others, not knowing what lay to their front or flanks.
Terrain Rules: a) the whole battlefield is wooded, except clearings and fields. Woods are rough and block line of sight. Visibility is 2" in woods. b) it was extremely dry, and all streams are low and fordable. c) all fields (hatched) are rough, but do not block line of sight. d) clearings (dotted) are open ground. e) 24" in march column on roads.
Scenario Rules: a) all units start in single line unless otherwise shown. b) cavalry fight on foot and fire as infantry up to 6" c) off table units arrive at the table edge, at the point specified, in single line unless otherwise stated, with a full move. d) command radius in woods is 2". e) batteries can be unlimbered by Div or Brig. commanders. f) batteries may fire at a distance from any elevated position, locating targets by their dust at -1 to the die roll.
First turn: US 12.30pm Last turn: CS 3.30pm (7 turns)
Victory Conditions: 5 Pts for undisputed possession of Brock Field + normal VPs
1. Cheatham's Div.
2. *Jackson's Br. 6/5/4 Ex.
3. Scogin's Batt
4. *Smith's Br. 8/6/4 Ex.
5. Scott's Batt.
6. *Maney's Br. 6/5/3
7. Smith's Batt.
8. *Strahl's Br. 6/5/3
9. Stanford's Batt.
10. *Wright's Br. 8/5/3 Ex.
11. Carnes' Batt.
(12. Stewart's Div. Ex.) arrives @ X @ 1pm
(13. Clayton's Br. 7/5/4 Ex) arrives @ X @ 1pm
(14. Brown's Brig. 7/5/4 Ex.) arrives @ Y @ 1pm
(15. Bate's Br. 5/4/3 Ex.) arrives @ X @ 1.30pm
(16. Forrest's Cav. Div. Ex.) arrives @ Z @ 1.30pm
(17. **Dibrell's Cav. Br. -/6/4) arrives @ Z @ 1.30pm
(18. Huggins HA Batt.) arrives @ Z @ 1.30pm
Total: 53 inf stands, 6 cav stands and 6 batteries
|* run low on ammo if 9/10 rolled after 2pm/supply problems. ** Only 2 points are available as VPs for Dibrell's Cav.|