Unbelievably, at the end of the previous session (turn 28) Lee was ready to concede defeat. I had thrown away my substantial advantage on day one, having been seduced by the historical glamour of a Jackson flank march on day two. But when Jackson’s leading division swept out of the woods it was stopped in it’s tracks by accurate volley fire and cannister from Howard’s men, causing heavy casualties. Once shaken it was no longer able to press home with the bayonet, so the assaults that I was counting on to easily destroy the ’green’ Federal brigades, could not go ahead. In addition, Ian had overcome the limitations of Hooker and the Union command control system to put his reserves in motion towards the threatened flank - Sickles was on the march with two fresh, unengaged divisions and three batteries.