Chickamauga: Jay's Mill 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.
Terrain Rules: a) the whole battlefield is wooded, except clearings and fields. all 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) there 2 grades of road: roads (24" in march column), and wagon tracks.(18" in march column)
Scenario Rules: a) all units start in single line unless otherwise shown. b) off table units enter at the time and location specified in single line with a full move. c) command radius in woods is 2". d) batteries can be unlimbered by Div or Brig. commanders. e) batteries may fire at a distance from any elevated position, locating targets by their dust at -1 to the die roll. f) cavalry fight on foot, (no horses or holders) and fire as infantry up to 6" if they have visibility. g) dismounted cavalry and defending trees/woods modifiers are cumulative for Forrest's Cavalry.
First turn: no US, CS 9.00am Last turn: US 12.30pm no CS (7 turns)
Victory Conditions: 2pts each for control of Winfrey and Jays Mill Fields + normal VPs
Army List CS
1. Forrest Corps Ex.
2. Dibrell's Cav. Br. 8/6/4
3. Pegram's Cav. Div.
4. Davidson's Cav. Br. 6/4/2 Ex.
5. Huwald's Batt.
|6. *Ector's inf. Br. 3/2/- (march Column)
7. *Wilson's inf. Br. 6/4/2
(8. Liddell's Div.) enter between X-Y @ 11am
(9. Govan's Br. 6/4/2) enter between X-Y @ 11am
(10. Walthall's Br. 8/5/3 Ex.) enter between X-Y @ 11am
Total: 23 inf stands, 14 cav stands and 1 batt.
|* 6/7 were temporarily under the command of Forrest.|