Our game had 12 players, 6 Union and 6 Confederate. For most of the participants this was their first wargame experience.
|Hays' Brigade in reserve in the West Woods|
|Early's Brigade on the extreme left flank of the Rebel line|
|Looking north from Sharpsburg|
|The Union masses ready to attack|
|The Irish Brigade on the Union left.|
|Hill's men poised to receive the attackers|
|In go the men in blue|
|Casualty stands reveal the severity of the Confederate musketry|
To the left of this, long lines of men in brand new blue uniforms marched over a small ridge and into the range of Hill's excellent infantrymen. The rookie soldiers were literally blown away. The only bright spot the Yankees was the performance of their artillery. They were able to blow away Hill's outgunned batteries.
|The apple orchard provided insufficient cover for Hill's guns.|
|The sunken road is seemingly impregnable|
|Rebel reinforcements arrive just in time to stall a formidable Union attack|