Unfortunately, it's a little difficult to tell the two sides apart in the photos. It may be clearer if you click on the photos to enlarge them and look for the ID markers which are predominantly grey or blue. The large numbers are turn indicators for the benefit of the camera.
The battle was fought on a blown-up version of the map. The map squares are only 8" square, but the figure bases are only 20mm square (instead of 25mm) so the table and the units are more-or-less in proportion.
Deployment. Union troops are deployed around Gettysburg or moving north-west towards Gettysburg up the Baltimore Pike. Two Confederate units are shown in the north-east moving south to turn the Union left flank and threaten the Union supply line.
Union troops (nearest) form line. As the Union commander I am feeling relatively secure, but that's mainly because I hadn't actually read the scenario in detail...
Hordes of Rebs hook round the Union line to surround Gettysburg on three sides. The units nearest the camera and to the right are Confederate! This is alarming!
The Rebs close in for the kill but Union troops launch a spoiling attack. I thought they might as well.
What's left of the Union troops are thrown back into the town. They still cling on but are seriously depleted.
Two veteran Confederate divisions (lower right) launch an attack in depth on Gettysburg.
The surviving Union troops are pushed out of Gettysburg but miraculously cling to life. It's heroic but of no particular benefit. The rest of the Union army is in no position to do anything other than sit tight.
The situation at the end of Turn 3.
At the beginning of Turn 4 the Union receive significant reinforcements. Hurrah. But because of the Confederate toe-hold in the south-west, the Union forces are extremely hemmed in. The central clump of units are Union: all the surrounding units are Confederate.
The Union forces open out to face west and north. Being on the inside of an 'L' shape is not good.
More Union reinforcements arrive on the east. Now a Confederate unit is caught inside a Union 'L' shape and doomed.
Two Confederate divisions (immediately south of Gettysburg) move bravely into view of the Union artillery concentration. A Union division advances on the Confederate flank on Culp's Hill.
The Confederate artillery on the eastern edge of the battlefield (nearest to the camera) look as if they are threatening the left flank of the Rebel line, but their line of sight is severely restricted by terrain features. This isn't so clear when fighting on a 2D-only map.
Minor success for the Union as one Confederate division is destroyed.
The Confederates protect their left flank.
Two Union units formed in depth face off against two Confederate units formed in depth.
The leading Confederate unit attacks but the supporting unit fails to move. Meanwhile another Rebel unit contacts the left flank of my artillery. This is really the decisive turning point in the game.
The Confederate frontal attack is beaten back but the flank attack contacts my infantry.
The beginning of the end as the Rebs close in around me.
The main problem for the Union was that my early loss of ground meant that I wasn't occupying the position occupied historically I just couldn't bring my forces to bear.
We placed the Union reinforcements on the table to see what the situation looked like. I didn't think they were adequate to turn the tide and conceded the game.