So my wargaming colleague 'S' called round for a 'Winter Solstice' game, we did a 'AGW' game using my 54mm collection. (note how well wrapped up 'S' is - my gaming room is notoriously cold)
The table with the initial set of troops - my infantry in the foreground and my cavalry on the road right of the photo. 'S's on the far side of the table.
Things did not go well for me - my infantry take the wood but come under accurate fire from 'S's Zouaves and my newly painted cavalry are hit by accurate artillery fire and are forced back onto the hill
To add insult to injury my General drew a 'Chance' card and had to retire from the game.
My reinforcement finally come on - as my remaining cavalry is forced to retire .
'S's Zouaves take the wood and drive off all comers .I was glad to see his cavalry had the same lack of success as mine did and left the table promptly .
'S' ponders the game which was a convincing win for him, my army never really got going and I lost my artillery as well to a spirited charge from his Rifle Volunteers.. A good game which flowed well and proves that once more that A Gentleman's War delivers.