Thursday, 4 October 2018
Fire&Fury ACW rules set - Gettysburg in 20mm (part 7) - Hays's Division and II Corps artillery
On the 2nd of July, with Bliss Farm close to be hotly contested by the advancing Rebels of Anderson's Division, Gen. Hays orders its Division to place itself behind the Emmitsburg Road on the high ground of Cemetery Hill.
This is Willard Brigade and it should be placed much to the rear on the reverse slope. This same brigade suffered the humiliation of Harper's Ferry and still was not considered battle worthy. In the same day they gained the confidence of the rest of the army by driving back Barksdale famous attack a feat of arms that also took Col. Willard's life, struck by a cannon ball in the head.
Smyth's Brigade is strongly entrenched behind a stone wall. Again mixture of metal and plastic models.
While Carroll's Brigade is a bit more to the north forming reserve columns. This Brigade is Italeri for the rank and file and standard bearers with an Esci officer.
II Corps artillery also has the usual four guns (Fire&Fury ratio, of course) with mostly Revell models with of those Esci figures that originally carried a wounded soldier.
In an other stand you can see Revell artillerymen living together in harmony with an infantry officer.
Once again the useful Revell Union standing officer gives a nice Gen. Hays with its already grey beard.
Next: a break in the blue waves for the buildings of Gettysburg.