Norb Software Development, Inc. - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:24:33 +0000 Kunena 1.6 Norb Software Development, Inc. - Forum en-gb Subject: Grants Overland Campaign of 1864 - by: Zeke
Well it’s all gone a bit quiet on the ACW front…….Not!!! Fantastic to see a lot of new maps and sprites appearing or in progress…So here is my modest attempt the download is at the bottom of this post.

Clash of the Titans – Grant’s Overland Campaign

Its March 1864 and Gettysburg is but a distant memory….. In Richmond the Confederacy led by President Jefferson Davis reels from news of disaster after disaster in the west but are buoyed by better news from the eastern front thanks mainly to the remarkable leadership of General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia who are still managing to frustrate all who are sent against them. Meanwhile in Washington, things are no better for President Abraham Lincoln. Anti-war copperhead support is now growing and with only a few months before he has to go to the ballot box he now has to do what no president has ever done before…. Fight an increasingly bloody war and at the same time win a national election. It’s an election that even Lincoln now thinks he can’t win and he tells his cabinet that they now have to win the war before the democrats come to power.

However, in the west there is better news. Fresh from his victories at Vicksburg and then Chattanooga which culminated in the rout of Confederates at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant is now seen as the military hero of the Union cause. A desperate Lincoln who has been following Grant since Belmont in 1861 finally wins cabinet approval to bring him to the east. Once in Washington Grant sets to work on his strategy and Lincoln promotes Grant to full Lieutenant General of all Federal Forces. Although Lincoln and secretary of war Stanton have full confidence in Grant the same cannot be said for Maj. Gen. George E. Meade the current commander of The Army of the Potomac their confidence here is rapidly on the wane as since his famous victory at Gettysburg Meade has only led his army in two rather minor campaigns - Mine Run and Bristoe Station, both of which strategically amounted to nothing. Grant decides to take the measure of Meade and his army for himself and rather than the new commander of chief staying in Washington he will follow the Army of the Potomac on campaign.

In Virginia Lee also has concerns, his “old Warhorse” James Longstreet with his First Corps is still yet to return from assignment in the west and rumours abound that his East Tennessee campaign has been anything but a great success. Resource of men and supplies are also dwindling and he desperately sends letters daily to Jefferson Davis asking for assistance. But Lee’s main concern is with his two remaining senior commanders – Richard S. Ewell’s (2nd Corps) performance at Gettysburg was lacklustre and he appears to have lost his early-war aggressiveness and Ambrose Powell Hill (Third Corps) whilst a superb divisional commander was also disappointing at Gettysburg and more recently completely reckless at Bristoe Station losing 1,200 of his best men, men Lee is discovering he cannot readily replace. At the beginning of May Lee begins to receive reports that his old adversaries in the Army of the Potomac are on the move again.

Lee naturally assumes that the cautious Meade is making a move towards Richmond but Lee is actually mistaken, in fact Grant’s objective is not the Confederate capital as others before him had obsessed, his objective is Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. On May 4th 1864, the Army of the Potomac 120,000 strong crosses the Rapidan River converging on a small tavern in a place called “The Wilderness” it’s an area well known to the union army’s veterans as this dense forbidding woodland was part of the same area where the battle of Chancellorsville had been fought the previous year. Grant had no intention fighting here instead he wants to move quickly so that they can find good open ground where their superior numbers and artillery will count. But the determined westerner is about to learn a very hard lesson about fighting in the East and his teacher for this lesson will be Robert E. Lee, the dye was cast and the two leading Generals of the war are about to meet in combat for the very first time…………

This OOB pack Includes all the major battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna and Cold Harbor in some cases I have split down the OOBs so they are more manageable……

The Wilderness east wing 5th May
The Wilderness west wing 5th May
The Wilderness east wing 6th May
The Wilderness west wing 6th May
Spotsylvania – Brock Road 7th May
Spotsylvania – Todd’s Tavern 8th May
Spotsylvania – Laurel Hill 8/9th May
Spotsylvania – Laurel Hill 10th May
Spotsylvania – Upton’s Assault 10th May
Yellow Tavern - 11th May
Spotsylvania – The Muleshoe 12th May
Spotsylvania – Warrens Probe 12th May
Spotsylvania – Harris Farm 19th May
North Anna – Jericho Mills
North Anna – Chesterfield Bridge
Cold Harbor - Haws Shop
Cold Harbor – Bethesda Church
Cold Harbor – Totopotomoy Creek
Cold Harbor – June 1st
Cold Harbor – June 3rd – Left Flank
Cold Harbour – June 3rd Right Flank
Cold Harbor - Trevilian Station

For details of this campaign please watch this fantastic overview from the Civil War Trust……

The mod also includes Reb Buglers excellent Bugle and Flag mods and the infantry mod so no additional mods need to be added or activated – my thanks for all the modders out there Reb Bugler, Crikey, Pom, Mark T, Martin, Davinci, Garnier, Gunship24 ….the list goes on! …..

Also features

  • New splash and loading screens.
  • I have also for the first time added new portraits down to Brigade level (some of those pictures took some research and finding!)
  • A subtle Unit flag mod that adds a bit of realism to the artillery and wagon trains.
  • 2 Bonus OOB's - Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, West Virginia and Battle of New Market, Virginia.

Plus You may notice a few other tweaks and additions

As before my sincere gratitude to all the skilled modders out there for their assistance that continue to ensure that SOWG is the best Civil war game out there.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure that you disable other mods before activating this mod - likewise deactivate this mod when using others as clashes may occur.

There are no maps included by there are plenty to go at on the forum now!

I’m working on a few other projects 1/Early western campaign – up to and including Perryville 2/ Franklin-Nashville and researching a Mexican-American War Mod - Then I hope to start looking at Petersburg, the 1864 Valley campaign and Appomattox but hope you enjoy this in the meantime…

Regards 

Modifications Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:48:19 +0000
Subject: Recoloring uniforms aspects ? - by: Cleaburn
We would love to help anyone out there it would be awesome to see this!

Modifications Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:28:44 +0000
Subject: New Gettysburg Map - by: MarkT This map covers a large portion of Adams county, Pennsylvania surrounding the town of Gettysburg.

Download the zip file
Right click, go to properties and "unblock" if necessary.
Move contents to Mods folder.

Someone please take this link over as I will not be able to maintain it. Thanks

In the works:
1. Mod - Little Bighorn and Battle of the Rosebud. Complete and beautiful mod on Custer, and the 1876 Indian war.
2. Mod - Honey Springs Mod (western battle of the Civil War.)
3. Currently on the table is a redo of the Manassas Battlefield. a 12 mile (144 square mile), true scale map, that will cover the entire area of both First and Second Manassas.

Thanks everyone,

Modifications Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:38:25 +0000
Subject: Shiloh Redux - Released - by: Crikey Download -

“At four o’clock in the morning we began the march on the enemy. Each man had forty cartridges, all moving accoutrements and three days’ rations. General Johnston was cheered as he rode by our command and I remember his words as well as if they had been today, ˜Shoot low, boys; it takes two to carry one off the field.”
–Pvt. William E. Bevens, 1st Arkansas

“The battle has opened gentlemen; it is too late to change our dispositions. Tonight we will water our horses in the Tennessee River.”
–Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston


A conversion of the original TCM2 map by Jeremy Huggler (122nd Ohio).


- Converted OOBs based on Phantom Captain's originals.
- Ground texture and terrain upgrades.
- New gunboat, camp and tent models by Pom.
- New building textures.
- New portraits for Army commanders.
- 2 scenarios to get things started (prefix SH).
- Character sprites for Johnston and Grant (in OOB suffix _CM - standing only)

Modifications Sun, 11 Jun 2017 18:00:07 +0000
Subject: Chantilly Redux Crash ...... - by: JC Edwards
(Since no error's were found I went ahead and deleted the ini. log )

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Modifications Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:06:25 +0000
Subject: Chantilly Redux - released - by: Crikey DOWNLOAD -

A port of the original TCM2 map.


- 3 SP scenarios, prefix OH01-03, inspired by James L. Weaver's TCM2 originals
- Map texture upgrades and new buildings
- Jolly's enhanced terrain
- Officer portraits added to OOBs, where available.
- MTG's Enhanced_Arty_&_Flank_Fire mod incl.

This mod looks better with Rebugler's Bugles and Flags mod.

PLEASE NOTE - If used, Chantilly should be located below Bugles and Flags in the mod loading list.

ALSO - The Scenarios - I'm no Rebugler, so these may not suit all tastes. You can always make your own ...

Modifications Mon, 05 Jun 2017 08:58:54 +0000