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3 months 1 day ago - 3 months 1 day ago #121 by RebBugler

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  • GB2-29btn_July2-Hood Attacks, On To The Union Left (C-Div)

    Length of Play: 1 hour

    Command: Hood's Division

    Situation: After countermarching all morning, you have finally reached the staging area for your assault on the Federal left. There should be an open path around their flank.

    Mission: Sweep around the left of the Federal line.

    Gameplay: The last fifteen minutes (17:15), the three Major objectives will turn gold and award 65 points per minute each once activated.

    Forces Available:
    Major General John B. Hood, commanding Hood's Division, Army of Northern Virginia

    Law's Brigade, Col. James L. Sheffield
    4th Alabama, Lieut. Col. L. H. Scruggs
    15th Alabama, Col. William C. Oates
    44th Alabama, Col. William F. Perry
    47th Alabama, Col. Michael J. Bulger
    48th Alabama, Capt. Thomas J. Eubanks

    Robertson's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Jerome B. Robertson
    3d Arkansas, Col. Van H. Manning
    1st Texas, Lieut. Col. P. A. Work
    4th Texas, Col. J. C. G. Key
    5th Texas, Col. R. M. Powell

    Anderson's Brigade, Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson
    7th Georgia, Col. W. W. White
    8th Georgia, Col. John R. Towers
    9th Georgia, Lieut. Col. John C. Mounger
    11th Georgia, Col. F. H. Little
    59th Georgia, Col. Jack Brown

    Benning's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning
    2d Georgia, Lieut. Col. William T. Harris
    15th Georgia, Col. D. M. DuBose
    17th Georgia, Col. W. C. Hodges
    20th Georgia, Col. John A. Jones

    Hood's Division Artillery
    Branch (North Carolina) Artillery, Capt. A. C. Latham
    German (South Carolina) Artillery, Capt. William K. Bachman
    Palmetto (South Carolina) Light Artillery, Capt. Hugh R. Garden
    Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery, Capt. James Reilly

    Division strength: 7227 troops and officers, 19 Guns
    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________________________________________________________________

    A Revision of the Revision, Consider this as the Grognard Edition of 'GB2-28btn'
    - As the new name for this scenario denotes, John Bell Hood is now in command.
    - As hinted in Gameplay (explained above), securing all three primary objectives, Devil's Den, Little Round Top, and The Wheatfield, is now necessary to achieve a Major Victory.

    With one second left, the game will pause displaying the Variant played. For posting, select 'ME' just before this pause to show your final stats - score, strength, and casualty counts. Then screenshot (key F4) at the 'one second pause' to verify your 'end battle' stats along with the variant played. Also, note that the variant window is center-top. This is placed so an appropriate screenshot view of the battle's end can be shown unobscured by the variant window.


    Achieved this Major Victory late night before last after suffering a Defeat just a couple of hours before, playing the same variant as posted. Haven't tested all the other variants yet, but can almost guarantee their Grognard leanings.



    ***Biographical Information***

    John Bell Hood
    After the outbreak of the Civil War, Hood resigned his commission in the United States Army and enlisted in the Confederate Army, receiving a commission as a lieutenant. Hood rose rapidly, and on March 7, 1862 he was promoted to Brigadier General in command of the renowned Texas Brigade. The Texas Brigade's heroics saved the Confederate left flank at Antietam in September 1862, after which Hood would be promoted to Major General. Hood was severely wounded at Gettysburg, losing use of his left arm. After recovering, Hood was assigned to the Army of Tennessee. On September 18, 1863, he rejoined his division for the Battle of Chickamauga. Hood's forces broke through the Federal battle line, which led to the rout of the Yankees. During the battle Hood received wounds that resulted in the amputation of his right leg. In September, 1863 Hood was recommended for promotion to lieutenant general for his decisive role in the Confederate victory at Chickamauga.

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    2 months 4 weeks ago #122 by Jolly

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  • I keep failing miserably on this one!
    This is my third attempt - I lose out on the final objective which I can eventually hold, but with 2 mins left on the objective, it times out. Argghhh.

    I probably would not have got an MV, but the scenario actually runs for 45 mins, instead of the 50 mins listed. I playing away there thinking I've still got over 5 mins to go, and then it's curtains). Haha :)



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    2 months 4 weeks ago #123 by RebBugler

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  • Jolly wrote: I keep failing miserably on this one!
    This is my third attempt - I lose out on the final objective which I can eventually hold, but with 2 mins left on the objective, it times out. Argghhh.

    I probably would not have got an MV, but the scenario actually runs for 45 mins, instead of the 50 mins listed. I playing away there thinking I've still got over 5 mins to go, and then it's curtains). Haha :)



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    The AI's being tough on ya with this one, but I know you'll figure it out. Again, it's about timing, took me a while to figure it out too, with a series of defeats. With three objectives, all held by the enemy, it's quite a challenge. Hands down, this scenario is my favorite of the 'Caldwell brigade series' scenarios. It demands constant immersion, or you're toast.

    Can't figure out your statement that "the scenario actually runs for 45 mins, instead of the 50 mins listed" . I've double checked all the timing related files and can find no irregularities. The game begins at 17:40 and ends at 18:30...50 minutes by military time standards, and my calculator, although I did manage to do the math in my head, if just barely. :unsure:

    Thanks for the Report! :)

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    2 months 4 weeks ago #124 by Jolly

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  • Ahh - this is what threw me into thinkin' I had 5 mins left!


    haha - a simple error! :)

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    2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago #125 by RebBugler

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  • GB2-30btn_July2-Those 'Damned Red Flags' Cometh (U-Div)

    Length of Play: 1 hour

    Command: Major General David B. Birney's 1st Division

    Situation: The half hour Rebel cannonade has ceased and as predicted, the Rebel assault has begun. Reinforcements are promised, but will they arrive soon enough to save us from that Rebel tide headed by those "Damned Red Flags"?

    Mission: Defend and hold your position

    Gameplay:
    The last fifteen minutes (17:15), the four Major objectives will turn gold and award 50 points per minute each once activated.

    Forces Available:
    Major General David B. Birney, commanding the First Division, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, under Major General Daniel E Sickles

    Second Brigade, Brig General John H. Ward
    20th Indiana Regiment, Colonel John Wheeler
    3rd Maine Regiment, Colonel Moses Lakeman
    4th Maine Regiment, Colonel Elijah Walker
    86th New York Regiment, Lt. Colonel Benjamin Higgins
    124th New York Regiment, Colonel Augustus Ellis
    99th Pennsylvania Regiment, Major John Moore
    2nd U.S. Sharpshooters, Major Homer Stoughton

    Third Brigade, Colonel Phillippe de Trobriand
    17th Maine Regiment, Lt. Colonel Charles Merrill
    3rd Michigan Regiment, Colonel Byron Pierce
    5th Michigan Regiment, Lt. Colonel John Pulford
    40th New York Regiment, Colonel Thomas Egan

    Attached from:
    Second Division / Third Corps, Brig Gen Andrew A Humphreys

    Third Brigade, Colonel George C Burling
    5th New Jersey Regiment, Colonel William J. Sewell
    6th New Jersey Regiment, Colonel Gershom Mott
    8th New Jersey Regiment, Colonel John Ramsey
    115th Pennsylvania Regiment, Major John Dunne

    Attached from:
    First Division / Fifth Corps, Brig Gen James Barnes

    First Brigade, Colonel William S Tilton
    18th Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel Joseph Hayes
    22nd Massachusetts Regiment, Lt. Colonel Thomas Sherwin Jr.
    1st Michigan Regiment, Colonel Ira C. Abbott
    118th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel James Gwyn

    Second Brigade, Colonel Jacob B Sweitzer
    32nd Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel George Lincoln Prescott
    4th Michigan Regiment, Colonel Harrison H. Jeffords
    62nd Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel James C. Hull

    Third Brigade, Colonel Strong Vincent
    83rd Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Orpheus S. Woodward
    16th Michigan Regiment, Lt Colonel Norval Welch
    20th Maine Regiment, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain
    44th New York Regiment, Colonel James Rice

    Attached from:
    Second Division / Fifth Corps, Brig General Romeyn B Ayres

    Third Brigade, Brig General Stephen H. Weed
    140th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Richard P. Roberts
    146th New York Regiment, Colonel Kenner Garrard
    91st Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel Joseph Sinex
    155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel John Cain

    Captain Charles E Hazlett, Battery D - 5th U.S. Artillery
    Captain George B Winslow, Battery D - 1st New York Artillery
    Captain James E Smith, 4th Battery - New York Artillery

    Division strength: 8605 troops and officers, 18 guns
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    Consider this scenario as the Union response to the Rebel 'On To The Roundtops' versions. This scenario moves the Confederate assault historically but its last 15 minutes demands an ahistorical approach by the Federals to regain any lost ground, as represented by the four Major objectives.

    A Head's Up...
    Move the 3rd Maine (Ward's brigade) regiment from the Peach Orchard to the Wheatfield, or a place of your choosing. If left there they will be totally destroyed by Rebel cannon. This was an oversight by me as they shouldn't have been assigned to Birney's division although they are in Ward's brigade. I just discovered this oversight after this last play so won't change the files since I still got a major victory even though their destruction cost me -200 points. So, consider them a bonus, if you remember to move them to safety. :)

    One second left...
    All objectives secured. However, the LRT and Wheatfield objectives are severly pressured and might have fallen in the next few minutes...Saved by the bell!


    Being my first and only Major Victory after three nights of test playing, this scenario demanded quite a bit of troop management for success. It should provide for an immersive challenge on a large scale.






    And Jolly, thanks for the 'text error' find on the Brooke's scenario...Fixed with this update.

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  • I'm behind by a couple of scenarios I think, but I'm looking forward to this one!

    Thanks Reb.

    btw, your MV pic looks interesting. Like some sort of dramatic composite. Looks really good!

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  • I've at last managed to get a MV on this scenario on my forth attempt.
    Whew! Twas a hard nut to crack.
    I found that that you have to be aggressive, pushing all the time to reach the third and final objective, and then try and hold it with around 10 mins left on the clock.

    I missed an extra 100 points by 2 seconds, so not too shoddy! ;)



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    2 months 3 weeks ago #128 by RebBugler

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  • Jolly wrote: I've at last managed to get a MV on this scenario on my forth attempt.
    Whew! Twas a hard nut to crack.
    I found that that you have to be aggressive, pushing all the time to reach the third and final objective, and then try and hold it with around 10 mins left on the clock.

    I missed an extra 100 points by 2 seconds, so not too shoddy! ;)



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    "Not too shoddy" at all! An excellent win, at least by my expectations. Your timing for holding the last objective was just off by 2 seconds from being perfect...but you know that. :)

    Congrats!

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    2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #129 by RebBugler

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  • GB2-31btn_July2-A Ridge Too Far, On to Cemetery Ridge (C-Div)

    Length of Play: 2 1/2 hours

    Command: Hood's Division, McLaw's Division (3 brigades)

    Situation: After countermarching all morning, you have finally reached the staging area for your assault on the Federal left. There should be an open path around their flank.

    Mission: Sweep around the left of the Federal line.

    Gameplay: When Hood's score reaches 9500 points, the Cemetery Ridge South objective will appear at the crest of the ridge. A message will notify of this event. Union brigades that retreated from this battle historically will withdraw from the fight automatically when their score reaches -300 (FailGrade).

    Forces Available:
    Major General John B. Hood, commanding Hood's Division, Army of Northern Virginia

    Law's Brigade, Col. James L. Sheffield
    4th Alabama, Lieut. Col. L. H. Scruggs
    15th Alabama, Col. William C. Oates
    44th Alabama, Col. William F. Perry
    47th Alabama, Col. Michael J. Bulger
    48th Alabama, Capt. Thomas J. Eubanks

    Robertson's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Jerome B. Robertson
    3rd Arkansas, Col. Van H. Manning
    1st Texas, Lieut. Col. P. A. Work
    4th Texas, Col. J. C. G. Key
    5th Texas, Col. R. M. Powell

    Anderson's Brigade, Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson
    7th Georgia, Col. W. W. White
    8th Georgia, Col. John R. Towers
    9th Georgia, Lieut. Col. John C. Mounger
    11th Georgia, Col. F. H. Little
    59th Georgia, Col. Jack Brown

    Benning's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning
    2nd Georgia, Lieut. Col. William T. Harris
    15th Georgia, Col. D. M. DuBose
    17th Georgia, Col. W. C. Hodges
    20th Georgia, Col. John A. Jones

    Attached brigades from McLaw's Division:
    Kershaw's Brigade, Brig General Joseph B Kershaw
    2nd SC 'Palmetto' Regiment, Colonel John D. Kennedy
    3rd South Carolina Regiment, Colonel Daniel C. Mooney
    7th South Carolina Regiment, Colonel David Wyatt Aiken
    8th South Carolina Regiment, Colonel John W. Henagan
    15th South Carolina Regiment, Colonel William DeSaussure
    3rd SC Battalion 'James' Regiment, Lt Colonel William G. Rice

    Semmes' Brigade, Colonel Goode Bryan
    10th Georgia Regiment, Colonel John B. Weems
    50th Georgia Regiment, Colonel William R. Manning
    51st Georgia Regiment, Colonel Edward Ball
    53rd Georgia Regiment, Colonel James P. Simms

    Wofford's Brigade, Brig General William T. Wofford
    16th Georgia Regiment, Colonel Goode Bryan
    18th Georgia Regiment, Lt Colonel Solon Ruff
    24th Georgia Regiment, Colonel Robert McMillan
    Cobb's Georgia Legion Regiment, Lt Colonel Luther Glenn
    Phillips Georgia Legion Regiment, Lt Colonel Elihu S. Barclay
    3rd GA Sharpshooter Battalion, Lt Colonel Nathan Hutchins

    Hood's Division Artillery, Major Mathias W. Henry
    Branch (North Carolina) Artillery, Capt. A. C. Latham
    German (South Carolina) Artillery, Capt. William K. Bachman
    Palmetto (South Carolina) Light Artillery, Capt. Hugh R. Garden
    Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery, Capt. James Reilly

    McLaw's Division Artillery, Colonel Henry C. Cabell
    Battery A - 1st North Carolina Artillery, Capt Basil C Manly
    Pulaski Georgia Artillery, Capt John C. Fraser
    1st Richmond Virginia Howitzers, Capt Edward S McCarthy
    Troup Georgia Artillery, Capt Henry H. Carleton

    Division strength: 12608 troops and officers, 31 Guns
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    Ever since designing Scenario 26 I've had this scenario in the back of my mind. I even had the name set as 'Beyond the Wheatfield'. Now its come to fruition, albeit with a more descriptive title.


    One second left...
    Drats, the objective was between activations and its readout for the next objective wasn't up yet, so a blank objective. Anyway, with the final objective, Cemetery Ridge South, 15 one minute objectives worth 100 points each display a countdown, then two back to back 10 minute objectives worth 2000 points are eventually available.
    Situation:
    Although the Rebels have gained the ground from the Little Round Top to Cemetery Ridge South, they're still dealing with remnants of McCandless's brigade, especially with the 13th Pennsylvania to the north. This regiment is equipped with the dreaded Sharps Rifles. But the real threat is yet to come, for Sedgwick's 10000 plus corps has now completely arrived and is forming up below the ridge in preparation to attack from the east. The first to arrive, Devin's brigade is already advancing up the eastern slope of the ridge.
    Conclusion:
    With the right strategy and tactics, this scenario demonstrates that the Cemetery Ridge South and Little Round Top ground could have been gained and held, at least until Sedgwick's Corps entered the picture.


    This was my second Major Victory after testing and tweaking for almost two weeks. Although 14000 was reached with the first MV, I consider this MV more respectable due to having 1000 less casualties than the first MV. Regardless, both Major Victories were a handful!




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    2 months 1 week ago #130 by Jolly

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  • I've just finished this one - a bit of a disaster from the start!
    Out of the 3 objectives, the only one I managed to hold for a length of time was Devil's Den. I eventually got trashed in the Wheat Field objective, and never managed to get the flag flying at Little Round Top at all.



    I reckon I'll have to do a major rethink on the strategy on this one! :)

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    2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #131 by RebBugler

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  • Jolly wrote: I've just finished this one - a bit of a disaster from the start!
    Out of the 3 objectives, the only one I managed to hold for a length of time was Devil's Den. I eventually got trashed in the Wheat Field objective, and never managed to get the flag flying at Little Round Top at all.



    I reckon I'll have to do a major rethink on the strategy on this one! :)

    Cheers,

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    Well, I beat this one just like I learned to beat the original. I consider it tapping an objective loophole because it involves just having to activate two of the four objectives.

    All ya gotta do is activate the Devil's Den and LRT objectives within 30 minutes, or one earlier and one later, as long as you get 60 minutes between the two of them. That guarantees 3000 points. Obviously use two brigades each to capture these objectives. Then, since you don't take on as many troops by not going after the Wheatfield objective, your superior troop strength should provide for the engagement points you need to reach a Major Victory. If you capture most or all of the cannon at those objectives you'll have an even better shot at getting that win.

    Beware the next scenario, the grog version of this one, it eliminates that objective loophole by also requiring activation of the Wheatfield to achieve a MV. And more grog stuff :evil:

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  • Aha - I knew I'd messed up right from the start, sending 2 brigades chasing after the Wheatfield objective.
    Thanks for the tips and advice Reb - I'm off to give it another go. :)

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  • This is more like it!
    Thanks for the tip off's Reb. ;)



    I split my forces between Devil's Den and Little Round Tops, took 'em, and held 'em, despite various Union counter attacks.
    It still took a lot of intense concentration to keep on top of it all.
    It's not supposed to be easy, and by jingo, this one certainly was not, despite my score. :)

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  • Jolly wrote: This is more like it!
    Thanks for the tip off's Reb. ;)



    I split my forces between Devil's Den and Little Round Tops, took 'em, and held 'em, despite various Union counter attacks.
    It still took a lot of intense concentration to keep on top of it all.
    It's not supposed to be easy, and by jingo, this one certainly was not, despite my score. :)

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    Excellent my 'On the Other Side of the Pond' friend! You bettered my best effort by two 'Victory' standards: Score and casualty ratio. I only did better in what I consider the third standard: Strength - Number of soldiers remaining after achieving that Victory.

    Congrats on a very solid Major Victory :)

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  • GB July2-Vanquish Those 'Damned Red Flags' (U-Corps)

    Length of Play: 2 hours

    Command: Major General George Sykes Commanding, V Corps

    Situation: The half hour Rebel cannonade has ceased and as predicted, the Rebel assault has begun. After remaining in reserve, your corps has been ordered to the sound of the guns. As you reach the crest of Cemetery Ridge, that advancing Rebel tide can be seen on the horizon, headed by those "Damned Red Flags".

    Mission: Defend and hold your ground

    Gameplay:
    After the last Wheatfield objective is captured, no new objectives will appear. All points from then on will depend upon how well you vanquish the enemy and continue to hold the remaining two objectives.

    Forces Available:
    Major General George Sykes, commanding the V Corps, Army of the Potomac, under Wing Commander Major General Winfield S. Hancock

    First Division, Brig Gen James Barnes

    First Brigade, Colonel William S Tilton
    18th Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel Joseph Hayes
    22nd Massachusetts Regiment, Lt. Colonel Thomas Sherwin Jr.
    1st Michigan Regiment, Colonel Ira C. Abbott
    118th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel James Gwyn

    Second Brigade, Colonel Jacob B Sweitzer
    32nd Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel George Lincoln Prescott
    4th Michigan Regiment, Colonel Harrison H. Jeffords
    62nd Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel James C. Hull

    Third Brigade, Colonel Strong Vincent
    83rd Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Orpheus S. Woodward
    16th Michigan Regiment, Lt Colonel Norval Welch
    20th Maine Regiment, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain
    44th New York Regiment, Colonel James Rice

    Second Division, Brig General Romeyn B Ayres

    First Brigade, Colonel Hannibal Day
    Captain Henry W. Freedley, 3rd United States Regiment
    Captain Julius Adams Jr., 4th United States Regiment
    Captain Levi C. Bootes, 6th United States Regiment
    Captain Thomas S. Dunn, 12th United States Regiment
    Major Grotius R. Giddings, 14th United States Regiment

    Second Brigade, Col Sidney Burbank
    Major Arthur T. Lee, 2nd United States Regiment
    Captain David P. Hancock, 7th United States Regiment
    Captain William Clinton, 10th United States Regiment
    Major De Lancey Floyd-Jones, 11th United States Regiment
    Lt Colonel J. Durell Greene, 17th United States Regiment

    Third Brigade, Brig General Stephen H. Weed
    140th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Richard P. Roberts
    146th New York Regiment, Colonel Kenner Garrard
    91st Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel Joseph Sinex
    155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt. Colonel John Cain

    Third Division, Brigadier General Samuel W. Crawford

    First Brigade, Colonel William McCandless
    1st Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel William Cooper Talley
    2nd Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt Colonel George A. Woodward
    6th Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt Colonel Wellington H. Ent
    13th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Charles Taylor

    Attached from Colonel Joseph W. Fisher's Third Brigade:
    11th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Samuel M. Jackson

    Attached from Brigadier General Frank Wheaton's Division:
    Third Brigade, Colonel David J. Nevin
    62nd New York Regiment, Lt Colonel Theodore B. Hamilton
    93rd Pennsylvania Regiment, Major John I. Nevin
    98th Pennsylvania Regiment, Major John B. Kohler
    139th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Frederick H. Collier

    Attached from:
    Third Division / III Corps, Major General David B. Birney

    Second Brigade, Brig General John H. Ward
    20th Indiana Regiment, Colonel John Wheeler
    4th Maine Regiment, Colonel Elijah Walker
    86th New York Regiment, Lt. Colonel Benjamin Higgins
    124th New York Regiment, Colonel Augustus Ellis
    99th Pennsylvania Regiment, Major John Moore
    2nd U.S. Sharpshooters, Major Homer Stoughton

    Third Brigade, Colonel Phillippe de Trobriand
    17th Maine Regiment, Lt. Colonel Charles Merrill
    5th Michigan Regiment, Lt. Colonel John Pulford
    40th New York Regiment, Colonel Thomas Egan

    Attached from:
    Second Division / III Corps, Brig Gen Andrew A Humphreys

    Third Brigade, Colonel George C Burling
    6th New Jersey Regiment, Colonel Gershom Mott
    8th New Jersey Regiment, Colonel John Ramsey
    115th Pennsylvania Regiment, Major John Dunne

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    First Division / II Corps, Brigadier General John C. Caldwell

    First Brigade, Colonel Edward E Cross
    5th New Hampshire Regiment, Lt Colonel Charles E. Hapgood
    61st New York Regiment, Lt Colonel K. Oscar Broady
    81st Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel H. Boyd McKeen
    148th Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt Colonel Robert McFarlane

    Irish Brigade, Colonel Patrick Kelly
    28th Massachusetts Regiment, Colonel R. Byrnes
    63rd New York Regiment, Lt Colonel Richard C. Bentley

    Third Brigade, Brig Gen Samuel K Zook
    52nd New York Regiment, Lt Colonel Charles G. Freudenberg
    57th New York Regiment, Lt Colonel Alford B. Chapman
    66th New York Regiment, Colonel Orlando H. Morris
    140th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Richard P. Roberts

    Fourth Brigade, Colonel John R Brooke
    27th Connecticut Regiment, Lt Colonel Henry C. Merwin
    2nd Delaware Regiment, Colonel William P. Baily
    64th New York Regiment, Colonel Daniel G. Bingham
    53rd Pennsylvania Regiment, Lt Colonel Richards McMichael
    145th Pennsylvania Regiment, Colonel Hiram L. Brown

    Capt Augustus P Martin, Artillery Brigade / Fifth Corps
    Lt Aaron F Walcott, Battery C - Massachusetts Artillery
    Capt Almont Barnes, Battery C - 1st New York Artillery
    Capt Frank C Gibbs, Battery L - 1st Ohio Artillery

    Capt George E Randolph, Artillery Brigade / Third Corps
    Captain Charles E Hazlett, Battery D - 5th U.S. Artillery
    Captain George B Winslow, Battery D - 1st New York Artillery
    Captain James E Smith, 4th Battery - New York Artillery

    Corps strength: 17402 troops and officers, 34 cannon
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    This final scenario of this 'GB Day 2 Map 2 SR1 series' replays scenario 30, with some variances, and then continues the battle into the second hour until all the forces engaged in this battle south of Wheatfield Road have entered this epic fight.

    The attrition rate of the Rebels the first hour prevents an historical outcome at Houck’s Ridge. By the time Wofford's Rebel brigade enters the fray Caldwell's Yanks have pretty much vanquished all the Rebel attackers in the Wheatfield, where the final two objectives reside. Result, Wofford has no support and Caldwell easily delays Wofford's efforts to reach the ridge, while at the same time Burbank's US Regulars are arriving. It's really game over at this point as more and more Union forces keep arriving.

    Still, the scenario will be competitive, you'll see. Your decisions on where to send your reinforcements the first 90 minutes are key factors in holding your ground, which translate to victory points.

    One second left...
    Having achieved a Major Victory I stacked my final reinforcements along and behind Houck’s Ridge to avoid the Rebel cannon massed at the Peach Orchard. Although ordered (scripted) to, Wofford's Georgians never made it to the ridge, they went after Caldwell's division scattered in the surrounding woods. If you're so inclined, unlike my option, you should have enough time to use your fresh troops to completely vanquish the enemy by plowing through Wofford's troops and going after the guns at the Peach Orchard, and beyond.


    It's only fitting that the Union get the last Major Victory of this 'SR1 GB Day2 Map2' series, as they did that day on July 2, l863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania



    This outstanding diograph, along with many others depicted in this series, are derived from:
    The Gettysburg Diographs
    Views of the Battle of Gettysburg

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    2 months 3 hours ago #136 by Jolly

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  • I want to know how you do those dramatic end screen pics - they look terrific Reb!

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  • Jolly wrote: I want to know how you do those dramatic end screen pics - they look terrific Reb!

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    Copy/Paste :)

    Guess you missed the link below the latest picture, er, diograph.

    Yeah, they're like the Cyclorama I remember in Atlanta, Georgia when I was a kid...I was fascinated. The Cyclorama is a mixture of possibly thousands of miniatures melded into a gigantic painting of the Battle of Atlanta. It is a huge round display, taking at least an hour to walk around to really study and enjoy it. It was so well done you had to really focus to see where the miniatures stopped and the painting started.

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  • Indeed Reb, I never noticed the link. They are really stunning.

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  • I've just finished this one ….
    Close, but no cigar!



    The right flank suffered the most, with the Reb support advances, but also I'd not realised that I could probably have re-taken Devil's Den a bit sooner, using my support troops, pushing them more.

    Immersive stuff Reb, thanks!

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  • Jolly wrote: I've just finished this one ….
    Close, but no cigar!



    The right flank suffered the most, with the Reb support advances, but also I'd not realised that I could probably have re-taken Devil's Den a bit sooner, using my support troops, pushing them more.

    Immersive stuff Reb, thanks!

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    Nice post, Thanks :)

    Yeah, took me three victories in a row before I achieved a Major Victory. Victories alone are tough, as you've also found, but Major Victories require MAJOR Generalin' skills. Plus, hindsight to the max, IOW, remembering which movements worked best considering past results. From your report, sounds like you know how to beat it now, here's looking forward to see your MV post.

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  • Thanks Reb.
    Like you said, with hindsight I got the MV on the second attempt.



    I think the key was to split some of the support brigades, using them to defend Devil's Den and the 2 Wheatfield objectives.
    Also holding the Big Round Top until it times out and then using these regiments, which include 2 sharpshooter regiments to then counter attack the Confederate rear, who are trying to surround Little Round Top.
    Of course there are a whole lot more sort of micro management going on, It certainly keeps you busy! :)

    Cheers Reb, I'm hoping for maybe another TG map, a big ask I know!

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  • Jolly wrote: Thanks Reb.
    Like you said, with hindsight I got the MV on the second attempt.



    I think the key was to split some of the support brigades, using them to defend Devil's Den and the 2 Wheatfield objectives.
    Also holding the Big Round Top until it times out and then using these regiments, which include 2 sharpshooter regiments to then counter attack the Confederate rear, who are trying to surround Little Round Top.
    Of course there are a whole lot more sort of micro management going on, It certainly keeps you busy! :)



    Cheers Reb, I'm hoping for maybe another TG map, a big ask I know!

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    Wow, a blowout! You really set the bar with this Major Victory! Compared to my MV, you blew away my scoring, casualty ratio, and end strength stats.

    Congratulations on what I consider is an EPIC Major Victory Win :cheer:


    Taking a break for now. I've enjoyed this TG trip, and your posts alone have made it worthwhile. However, for another TG map to happen, the prep work, fences especially, will take months. Frankly, I'm not eager to scale and realign tens of thousands of fence segments, and not sure I ever will be again. Time will tell, but for now, it's football season. And if my teams, Dallas and my Razorbacks, can stay covid free, maybe football will fill my TG void that I'm now experiencing and withdrawing from.

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  • Thanks Reb - I like your term 'a blowout'! :)

    and thanks SO MUCH for all your unselfish continual work on this project. It certainly got me playing again!
    Enjoy your break and the footie (American that is) - we have a different form of football here, where you kick a ball around instead of running with it in your arms! ;)

    My very best wishes,

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