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Barley Station. An ACW wargames scenario. From the games rules book. US CS. vs. States on Fire. Dinos Antoniadis , 1998 2 nd Edition 2002. The Union defend. = Command Ability. The Confederates attack. Confederate: +1 Attacking: +1. The battlefield. N. The Brook.

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barley station
Barley Station
  • An ACW wargames scenario
from the games rules book
From the games rules book

US CS

vs

States on Fire

Dinos Antoniadis, 1998 2nd Edition2002

the union defend
The Union defend

= Command Ability

the confederates attack
TheConfederates attack

Confederate: +1

Attacking: +1

the battlefield
The battlefield

N

The Brook

North Turnpike

West Turnpike

Blackberry Hill

Barleytown

Barley Station

Wheat Fields

Central Road

Twin Hills

Sunken Road

slide6

Blackberry Hill

CS HQ

Barley Station

US HQ

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Barley Station
  • Barley station is an important rail junction
  • The previous day, Barley Station was bombarded by the Union
  • The light Confederate forces defending it, were chased away
  • Now, it is held by the Federals, who want to put a foothold on Barleytown
blackberry hill
Blackberry Hill
  • Blackberry hill, is overlooking North Turnpike and the Brook crossing
  • It must be held by the Confederates at all costs
  • From up there, the Rebel artillery has a perfect command of the Wheat Fields, south of Barleytown
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The Federal 2nd Div 3d Brigade moves,
  • skirmishers deployed in front…
  • and …
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Alexander Chatz,

CS General

Dinos

slide12
I have a cunning plan…

Van Mil, US General

skoulix
Skoulix
  • …the other Union General, has another cunning plan…

Gregorio “rattlesnake” Meracone

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The Confederate centre, at the height of the Wheat Fields, leave the Central Road, deploy and advance rapidly…
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The Confederate Cavalry Division gallops on the double…
  • …up to the Sunken Road…
  • …and dismounts
the union artillery reserve
The Union Artillery Reserve
  • Was late to arrive, (entered the table on round 4)
  • is hindered by the rails and the tree rows of Central Road
  • as well as by the Green 2nd Div 2nd Brigade screening its front
  • and strives to find a decent place to deploy
confederate far right flank
Confederate far right flank…
  • Is threatened by the Union Cavalry
  • The Rebel ammunition Wagon…
  • …is attacked by Union scouts…
  • and …
is saved at the nick of the time
Is saved at the nick of the time…
  • By the 2nd Div 2nd Brigade…
  • countermarching to cover the exposed right flank
two rebel artillery batteries
Two Rebel artillery batteries…
  • The Rebel Infantry…
  • ..manhandling in the Wheat Fields…
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…cross the Wheat Fields…
  • …and march to meet destiny…
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The Rebel elite Brigade emerges from the village
  • The Union deploys and surges forward
at the twin hills
At the Twin Hills…
  • The Union is winning!
  • 2nd Div 1st (veteran) Brigade…
  • Aided by one Cavalry regiment…
  • climbing uphill…
releases deadly volleys
…releases deadly volleys…
  • … annihilating two of the Rebel Cavalry Regiments!
  • (the Union General brought double sixes twice)
  • And forces the remaining two regiments…
  • To abandon the hill unhorsed…
the union reserve artillery
The Union reserve artillery
  • Finally, find space to deploy their batteries…
  • …and are pounding the rebel positions
while the union parrots do their deadly work
…while the Union parrots do their deadly work…
  • The green Brigade loses one regiment…
  • …their brigadier General is killed…
  • Low on morale, they retreat!
a view from the twin hills
A view from the Twin Hills
  • As the remnants of the 2nd Div 2nd Green Brigade retreat…
  • …Rebel scouting cavalry plan to raid behind the Union lines
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As the Federals go downhill
  • The Cavalry division falls back, behind the Sunken Road
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… and in the Wheat Fields…
  • … comes to a standstill
but on their right
But, on their right…
  • The Rebels are winning!
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At the Confederate right, 2nd Div 2nd and 3d Brigades, advance
  • The Union left crumbles and is pushed back to Barley Station
  • Follows a general advance of the Rebel artillery
a winning draw for the south
A winning draw for the South

Scenario: Dinos Antoniadis

Figure collection: Alex & Vangelis Hatziplis

Basic terrain: Manolis “Great Worm” Skoulikas

Photos: Dinos Antoniadis, Vangelis Miliarakis

Guest star: Gregory Merakos

Realisation: Dinos

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