I set up a scenario whereby a Confederate Brigade was holding a farm on the main road.
Bob's Union Forces.
The Zouaves decided that it was too early and didn't move, but had a think about it!
On my far left Bob's brigade swept forward to the edge of the stream by the corn field.
In the centre there was a slightly slower advance. There wasn't much for me to do except open fire with my artillery which hit one of the Black Hat regiments forcing them into disorder and opened fire with my hidden skirmishers in the cornfield inflicting casualties and stopping one regiment. I deployed these before Bob arrive, took a picture to show their location and then removed the figures, to ensure the surprise!
The next move saw the Zouaves on the move and brigade on the stream fail to move. In the centre Bob's remaining Black Hats closed for a fire fight.
Both sides inflicted casualties in the centre in an inconclusive exchange.
On the left the weight of shot caused made me voluntarily withdraw my skirmishers before they could take too much punishment.
The next move saw Bob's reserves enter the table. He chose to bring them on on his right, my left. Fortunately for me they didn't seem that keen and inched (centimetred) forward.
At last the Zouaves were in the game and making an impact my right hand brigade was heavily outnumbered they held for two rounds before half the brigade was destroyed.
In the meantime my Louisiana Brigade moved onto the table. Their first move resulted in a double 6 Blunder Test! Fortunately, it only resulted in one move to the front. The skirmishers rallied and moved forward.
Bob in turn was faced with a Blunder Test for his centre brigade. This left one of his Black Hat regiments charging down the face of my artillery and into disaster.
The fire fight and artillery fire tipped the balance and the Black Hat brigade lost 2 of it's four regiments and fell back.
The Zouave brigade swarmed across the river supported by an artillery battery and watched by their commander.
On my left flank it was turning into a stalemate with the reserves cancelling out one another.
But the Zouaves were making all the difference.. Having beaten back Bob's centre my right flank having collapsed all I had was my artillery battery. They fired but failed to stopped the Zouaves who swarmed into the Farm before I could reorganise my forces.
All that was left was to concede defeat. We had a really enjoyable game which lasted a lot of moves, but because it was touch and go for a while it didn't seem like it.
The Barn, and all the fences were scratch built by Jack (Jacklex) Alexander. Most of the figures are Perry's with one Black Hat regiment from Old Glory, the other Black Hats being conversions made by Jack. The Zouave skirmishers are some conversions I did before Perry's bought out their plastic Zouaves.