The History Of A War Game

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:10 pm

Two things to remember:

The game will not be a replay of Eric Wittenburg's text:

and game mechanics:

Given that Munford never got Lee's brigade into the fight, Robertson's raw NC regiments made no measurable contribution, and Duffie's whole division spent a fine portion of the day wandering around lost, I've got to work out a mechanism to even let them on the table.

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:09 pm

Progress Report Day:

Confederates completed:
54 mounted bases (36.98%)
33 dismounted bases (44.6%)
36 horses (23.5%)
5 officers (62.5%)
132 infantry (100.0%) for the other scenarios in Crossed Sabres

Confederates On The Painting Table:
0
Union completed:
30 mounted bases (16.5%)
22 dismounted bases (24.2%)
62 horses (31.5%)
4 officers (28.4%)
56 infantry (46.7%)

Union On The Painting Table:
77 mounted
77 horses

Days until the game: 56

completed means ready to put on the table

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:25 pm

I have secured that weekend off from work (makes it easier to run a game if you're there). Now, back to paintingpaintingpainting.....

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:14 am

painting...basing.....painting.....basing.....

Gonna play a game later today just to break out of the rut for a moment....

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:23 am

Progress Report Day:

Confederates completed:
54 mounted bases (36.98%)
33 dismounted bases (44.6%)
36 horses (23.5%)
5 officers (62.5%)
132 infantry (100.0%) for the other scenarios in Crossed Sabres

Confederates On The Painting Table:
0
Union completed:
65 mounted bases (35.5%)
22 dismounted bases (24.2%)
62 horses (31.5%)
7 officers (50.0%)
56 infantry (46.7%)

Confederates On The Painting Table:
40 troopers
40 horses

Union On The Painting Table:
0

Days until the game: 49, seven weeks

completed means ready to put on the table

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:44 am

WOOT!!!! 27 painted CSA mounted for $23 off of eBay.....if they get here from the UK in time.

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:23 am

Progress Report Day:

Confederates completed:
54 mounted bases (36.98%)
33 dismounted bases (44.6%)
36 horses (23.5%)
5 officers (62.5%)
132 infantry (100.0%) for the other scenarios in Crossed Sabres
27 painted mounted from eBay on the way
90 painted dismounted from eBay on the way

Confederates On The Painting Table:
40 troopers
40 horses

Union completed:
65 mounted bases (35.5%)
22 dismounted bases (24.2%)
62 horses (31.5%)
7 officers (50.0%)
56 infantry (46.7%)
300 dismounted painted on the way from eBay

Union On The Painting Table:
0

Days until the game: 49, seven weeks

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:16 pm

Limits:

Space: table and staging

Time: can't start set up until 1100 on game day, the best one can hope for is to start turning cards at 1200

Players: only two folks have indicated interest. That will slow the game way down as there are 8 commands a side

The whole battle ran from 0430 to 1630, 72 TCHAE game turns....I don't think that's going to happen, either. Looking over the whole thing, setting out the St James/Gee House ridge along with Fleetwood Hill/Yew Ridge (makes kind of an "L" shape) and playing the bulk of the battle from about the 1000-1630 period makes the most sense and will turn out to be more manageable.

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:48 pm

Progress Report Day:

Confederates completed:
54 mounted bases (36.98%)
33 dismounted bases (44.6%)
36 horses (23.5%)
7 officers (87.5%)
132 infantry (100.0%) for the other scenarios in Crossed Sabres
27 painted mounted from eBay on the way
90 painted dismounted from eBay on the way
44 dismounted from eBay to base (55.4%)
18 mounted from TMP to base (11%)
9 sections of artillery (88.8) from eBay/TMP

Confederates On The Painting Table:
44 troopers
44 horses

Union completed:
65 mounted bases (35.5%)
22 dismounted bases (24.2%)
62 horses (31.5%)
14 officers (100.0%)
120 infantry (100%)
300 dismounted painted on the way from eBay
36 mounted to rebase from TMP (10%)
9 sections of artillery (70%) from eBay/TMP

Union On The Painting Table:
45 mounted
45 horses

Days until the game: 44, less than seven weeks

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Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:22 pm

I now have painted figures from Italy, England, Colorado and Tennessee.


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