Gettysburg: Pender's Attack: 1 July 1863  CS

    Following Heth's initial attack during the morning, there was a lull around noon, on the western side of Gettysburg. Pender's Division, idle during the morning attack, was brought up to give Heth close support. As Union forces were diverted to meet Confederate attacks from the north, the western advance was renewed. Heth's Division formed the fist line driving the Union forces from MacPherson's Ridge after a spirited resistance. The advance was then taken up by Pender's Division, that attacked and carried Seminary Ridge before dark, driving Union troops through Gettysburg and onto Cemetery Ridge. During the afternoon though, they failed to exploit their advantage in numbers to outflank the weak Union left flank, held up by a vigorous action by Buford's cavalry.

   Scenario Rules: a) *Batteries may not be moved forward until 4pm. and as long as they remain on Herr Ridge, ignore all 'low on ammo' rolls.  b) **Archer may not move until 4pm, unless attacked.

   Terrain Rules: a) Willoughby Run is fordable all along its length, b) all woods are rough and block line of sight.

   Off table units: Off table units enter in single line between points indicated, and roll for manoeuvre.

   First turn: no US, CS 2.30pm     Last turn: US 6.00pm  no CS   (7 turns)

   Victory Conditions: 5pts for taking Seminary Ridge (i.e. no unspent US brigades anywhere on the ridge.) 2 pts for each half turn remaining after the last US infantry goes spent,  +  normal VPs

  

 

Army List: CS  (off table units in italics)

A. Hill (Corps)

B. Heth's Div.

C. Pettigrew 13/10/7 Ex.

D. Brockenbrough 5/3/2

E. **Archer -/6/4 (moves after 4pm)

F. Davis -/8/6

G. Pender's Div.

(H. Perrin 8/6/4 ) arrives 3pm between X-Y

 

(I. Lane 9/6/4 Ex. ) arrives 3pm between X-Y

J. Scales 7/5/4

K. McIntosh 2 Corps batteries

L. Pegram 2 Corps batteries

(M. Daniels 9/8/6 unattached)  arrives 3pm between Y-Z

(N. Ranseur 5/3/2 unattached) arrives 3.30pm between Y-Z

 

Total: 70 inf. stands and 4 batteries.