Sunday, November 23, 2014

American Civil War 'Fire & Fury'

Battle of Stones River Dec 31, 1862

As we hadn't had a get together at my place for a while, (work, family etc),  I organised an impromptu gathering with a couple of the lads for a game of Fire and Fury. (I don't any ACW rules or figures).

Very special thanks to Cookie who provided ALL the figures and scenery as I could only manage the boards and location. With a few lads we had 2 Union commanders (Paul & Sam) and 3 Rebel. (Cookie, Beccas and myself)

Early start with Cookie arriving at 8am, by the time the figures were in the starting position, people arrived and first round of coffees were made, kick off was 10.30. lunch with at 12.30 for an hour and we finished up at about 4pm.

I believed we completed about 4 turns as Cookie was the only person who had used these rules before. They played very well and it didn't take to long to pick them up.

 The mission was to force the union troops off line X - Y - Z, as per the above illustration.

Beccas led off with the rebels across and open field towards the union troops sheltering behind a fence line in a wooded area.

The union delivered a vicious volley causing many casualties and disordering the rebel line before the rebels returned fired but they couldn't hit the side of a barn, let alone the union troops in cover.   

 As the rebels couldn't shoot straight they just headed in with cold steel and a rebel yell, through the maelstrom of shot, over the fence line, through the woods and and up the hill forcing the stunned union troops back all the way.
My brigade followed behind Beccas waiting to fill in the gaps when Beccas's units faulted, but they never did. I never fired a shot all day and when I caught up to him I just provided support in the melees that occurred.

 Meanwhile Cookie was beginning to put pressure on the union left flank.
 It was looking like a rebel victory as only 2 union units still manned line X - Y - Z but the playing day had come to an end. The scenario  still had and number of turns to play and we all appreciate what the dice gods can do to any army.

Hopefully everyone had a good day and we can do it all again in the future.

A short video can be seen on Beccas's site


  1. They are a great set of rules. Game looks good with those 28mm figures.

  2. Excellent looking game and figures. I will need to review that clip by Beccas

  3. Very nice Guido - great set of rules! Looks excellent.

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