I understand the braves were one of the last units to surrender and had been an effective combatant unit and not just the usual irregular marauders.They even captured some Union artillery at the Battle of Shiloh.
Each side had a large pack of various event cards and we dealt each side five.
These could be played during the game to add a bit spice. Or so we thought.....
And the cards. Well John used a 'sniper' card that failed to shoot my cavalry commander. My double volley card failed to hit anyone! John's similar card also hit no one! I did manage to use one card to disorder the charge of the Lobster's but my infantry didnt need that help and basically repulsed them easily.
But I did enjoy using them and I can see them becoming a regular feature of Pike and Shotte games.