I am writing to inform you about the recent action in Maryland, fought this last Wednesday near the town of Ambler. Since the serpents in the press have gone on to characterize the battle as a decisive victory for the rebels, I feel that it is my moral and professional obligation to set the record straight.
|As you can clearly see, my left had to advance against overwhelming odds. The rebel reinforcements are clearly hidden where only my trained and experienced eye can see them.|
|Here we see the dastardly rebel commanders disregarding all conventions of civil conduct in their devious attempts to undermine our troops' morale by shooting more accurately than our boys did.|
|The Confederate General Pilch wonders why his troops have yet to see action.|
|After a fierce firefight, we received reports of a sizable but unseen Rebel force moving to our rear. Hence, we decided on a rapid redeployment to the rear in order to protect Washington from a cunning Confederate stratagem.|
In all seriousness, despite the one-sidedness, this was a really fun night of gaming with the Ambler Gamers. The confederates were able to quickly maneuver into position against a lumbering Union army, and they seemed to have a local advantage wherever we attacked. Great 28mm minis from Mark's collection, the hospitality of Joe and Olivia, and a lot of laughs as the Union army did their early war best. PS: I don't really want to demote Joe. He's the best!