The History Of A War Game

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Tue May 07, 2013 2:31 am

Progress Report Day:

Confederates completed:
97 mounted bases (62.9%)
48 dismounted bases (65.8%)
10 artillery stands (90.9%)
8 officers (100.0%)

Confederates On The Painting Table:
36 mounted
36 horses

Union completed:
93 mounted bases (50.6%)
51 dismounted bases (56.0%)
12 artillery stand (85.7%)
14 officers (100.0%)
120 infantry (100.0%)

Union On The Painting Table:
51 mounted
51 horses

Days until the game: 32

completed means ready to put on the table

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Tue May 07, 2013 3:38 am

I didn't know you can track Royal Mail packages via the USPS site. My latest shipment is in Jamaica, NY.

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Wed May 08, 2013 2:21 pm

Too busy painting to post much.

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:28 pm

I did get all the flags ordered from Old Gunny's yesterday.

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Thu May 09, 2013 10:15 pm

25 more painted USA mounted arrived today. That's 12 bases worth, about 15% of what I have left to do.

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Fri May 10, 2013 10:41 pm

The latest arrivals from eBay have been based and sometime tomorrow or Sunday Buford's whole division will be game-ready. Which means I have every figure needed to do the St. James Church part of the battle for both sides completed.

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Sat May 11, 2013 8:35 am

Oh boy, researching the horse artillery I found out that the 2 US Horse brigade's batteries fielded three 3-gun sections, not two. So I have 6 more arty bases to do for the Union.

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Tue May 14, 2013 2:04 am

Progress Report Day:

Confederates completed:
99 mounted bases (64.3%)
48 dismounted bases (73.9%)
10 artillery stands (90.9%)
8 officers (100.0%)

Confederates On The Painting Table:
36 mounted
36 horses

Union completed:
107 mounted bases (58.5%)
59 dismounted bases (64.8%)
12 artillery stand (66.7%)
14 officers (100.0%)
120 infantry (100.0%)

Union On The Painting Table:
51 mounted
51 horses

Days until the game: 25

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:53 pm

Ok, we're gonna do it this way:

1000 - The field stands as it did at that time: Stuart's Jones and Hampton at the St. James Church/Gee House line facing Buford's two numbered brigades.

As the game progresses, the Reserve Brigade under Buford will appear along with their arty. The 2nd SC and 4th VA will be held back along with Breathed's battery (during this time they were detailed to confuse Duffie in Stevensburg and they did a good job of it) and Munford and WFL Lee's brigades will be somewhere, doing something other than facing Buford.

Gregg will show up where he did in real life, at some point. Fleetwood Hill will be devoid of troops other than McClellan's stand and a Napoleon from Chew's battery and off limits to CSA troops until a certain point in the game.

After that, the only restrictions will be on Munford and Duffie, which will maybe might kinda be available given dice rolls by Stuart and Pleasanton.

In the TCHAE rules (and real life) mounted cavalry will not close on formed infantry (they can catch them in the flank/rear if the opportunity presents itself) so these itty bitty regiments can turn out to be highly annoying (all the infantry regiments are 3 bases, the average in a typical TCHAE battle is 6 or 7).

John Thomas8
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:39 am
Contact:

Re: The History Of A War Game

Postby John Thomas8 » Wed May 15, 2013 1:18 pm

Progress Report Day:

Confederates completed:
99 mounted bases (64.3%)
48 dismounted bases (73.9%)
10 artillery stands (90.9%)
8 officers (100.0%)

Confederates On The Painting Table:
36 mounted
36 horses

Union completed:
132 mounted bases (72.1%)
72 dismounted bases (79.1%)
12 artillery stand (66.7%)
14 officers (100.0%)
120 infantry (100.0%)

Union On The Painting Table:
0

Days until the game: 23


Return to “American Civil War”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest