Antietam - Abusing The Elephant

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Antietam - Abusing The Elephant

Postby John Thomas8 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:16 pm

The rules mind you, TooFatLardies' "They Couldn't Hit An Elephant" (TCHAE).

So, I'm using Scott Mingus's Johnny Reb III OOB and timing guidance from Stephen Sear's "Landscape Turned Red" to lay things out.

The abuse comes in because TCHAE isn't designed to run battles this big. At all. One of the reason's I'm doing this solo is because the card deck that will govern the game will have 150 cards in it. That'll take hours to run through once and it's not polite to ask gamers to wait 3 hours between turns. So it'll be just me in the garage.

First off, I had to collect up the figures to play. One 4-figure stand of infantry = 100 troops; one 2-figure stand of cavalry = 50 troopers; 1 artillery stand will represent between 2 and 8 guns, depending on the battery they're tagged as.

If you're at all interested, a PDF of the rules is available here:

http://toofatlardies.co.uk/product-cate ... -elephant/

7 pounds sterling, I think about $10 or so right now.

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Re: Antietam - Abusing The Elephant

Postby John Thomas8 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:40 pm

First, here's MG Thomas Jackson's command of 4 Divisions, roughly 15,500 troops:

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Re: Antietam - Abusing The Elephant

Postby John Thomas8 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:41 pm

Then there's MG James Longstreet's Command, roughly 15,200 troops:

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Re: Antietam - Abusing The Elephant

Postby John Thomas8 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:42 pm

Still need to lay out MG JEB Stuart's cavalry and the ANV's (Army Of Northern Virginia) artillery.


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