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by Naturamix
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 30-35 Rest of West, Johnston hit the Union forces before pulling back to southern Kentucky. 89_Johnston.png Given Sherman's and Grant's presence in Tennessee I felt that further attempts to expand my hold on Kentucky would not be prudent. Freemont now seems to be sitting with 3 or so divisions ...
by Naturamix
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 30-35 Tennessee, Polk once again held back Grant's forces in Western Tennessee. 90_Polk.png Sherman unfortunately had a little more success, taking Ft Donaldson and so opening the path to Nashville. 88_Donaldson.png I had not reinforced the fort to any significant degree so its loss is not so s...
by Naturamix
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turns 30-35 Virginia, Things went rather well in Virginia. Forney and Longstreet brushed Milroy aside and R. E. Lee is now in command of the Army of Northern Virginia 91_D Siege.png Murtagks naturally had to scramble all of his forces together to retake the field around DC. 94_VA.png But due to poor...
by Naturamix
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 26-29 Virginia, Virginia exploded. After Beauregard retreated Murtagks, as predicted, attempted to surround Longstreet's army. McDowell took Winchester VA and I moved Beauregard to Leesburg to cut him off. This resulted in two huge clashes with Milroy's Corps (where most others also marched to ...
by Naturamix
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 26-29 Kentucky As predicted John C Freemont stormed south as soon as Kentucky joined the Union, though I overestimated the number of divisions he would have. Turns out he only had 2. 74_KY.png This was fortunate, since if Freemont had the forces I thought he would then he would easily have push...
by Naturamix
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 26-29 Upper Mississippi, Grant decided to hit Polk. 72_Grant.png Polk has additional defensive skill from being a corps commander under JE Johnston and the numbers were equal, so I'm not surprised that he held Grant. A Couple of turns later Grant had another go but again no luck. 80_GrantPolk.p...
by Naturamix
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turns 26-29 Missouri, In Missouri McCulloch was chased back by Edwin Sumner and fell back to Jefferson City. 73_MO.png There he repulsed an attack from Phil Kearny, but was forced away by Sumner again. 76_McCulloch.png McCulloch then dug in south of the Osage river and this time held firm against Su...
by Naturamix
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turns 26-29 Louisiana We are back! In the one sessions so far things exploded a little almost everywhere. Hooker has unfortunately taken Ft Jackson. 71_Hooker.png This opens up the mouth of the river entirely for the union unfortunately. Farragut's fleet also raced up to blockade Baton Rouge, I trie...
by Naturamix
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Thank you for the interest :) I think Murtagks and I each try to vary our strategies each time partly so that the other doesn't get used to counter-playing one strategy. I am hoping not to allow the union a chance to pull off an evacuation as good as the one at Gallipoli. I predict that next session...
by Naturamix
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 24-25 West I didn't have to wait long to see the relief force that Murtagks was sending for Butler. 65_Hooker.png Hooker turned up with two divisions and took Ft St Phillip. This brings Union forces in the theater to 6 divisions and 3.5 + heavy artillery for the Confederacy. 69_New Orleans.png ...
by Naturamix
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 24-25 Virginia Murtagks chickened out of attacking Longstreet (this was probably wise given the balance of forces and entrenchment. There may nonetheless soon be movement on this front. 70_VA.png Due to a lack of supply I need to retreat to Manassas with Beauregard. This will leave the area bet...
by Naturamix
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 22-23 In Louisiana things are, I think, reaching their conclusion. I was under the impression that Butler would retreat towards the sea, but instead Murtagks chose to hold his ground within the city of New Orleans itself! This made my decision to try to storm the city with the Missouri brigade ...
by Naturamix
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 20-21 Virginia I managed to get Hardee (subsequently redeployed to the New Orleans front) away from McDowell without any casualties, but then I thought it would be a good idea to try to dislodge McDowell. 53_Beauregard.png The battle was not in my favour, but it does have a silver lining. The w...
by Naturamix
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 20-21 Rest of West, Outside the New Orleans drama the fighting things have been relatively quiet. Grant made himself known at island 10 unfortunately. I now slightly regret moving Polk. 47_Island_10.png On the other hand the movement and weather have left Grant dangerously low on cohesion. 57_G...
by Naturamix
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turns 20-21 New Orleans, We only did 2 turns, but it was a bit of a roller coaster. Butler once again flung his army at Price. 46_Price.png Price inflicted good casualties and technically won a victory, but... 48_NewOrleans.png Subsequently Price decided that discretion was the better part of valour...
by Naturamix
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Thank you :) I'm glad the narrative is engaging. I'm excited to see how our game plays out next, but we will probably wait until Murtagks can catch up on his AAR (in fairness to him he is writing in his second language). Naturally I won't read it until the end as he and I have a gentleman's agreemen...
by Naturamix
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turns 17-19 West, Murtagks made a bold play in the West around which I need to build the CSA strategy for at least spring 1862. 41_Butler.png Butler hit me in New Orleans. He didn't take an amphibious penalty because as far as I can tell Murtagks landed him next to NO and then marched him up all in ...
by Naturamix
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turns 17-19 Virginia In the East Johnston successfully pulled back from Maryland to Harpers Ferry and took a nice bite out of the Union forces as he left. 37_JEJ Battle.png The army was unfortunately much depleted in cohesion afterwards and so each of the divisions will need substantial rest before ...
by Naturamix
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 13-16 West and Strategy The previous entry was very heavy on battles, but in the West things were quiet and so I'll take more time to describe how I see the strategic information. In the far west Ft Craig finally fell to Thompson's force. 35_FW.png I have also taken all the towns before Santa F...
by Naturamix
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 13-16 Virginia After our relatively long hiatus Murtagks and I have got back to the past. These turns were to my mind certainly in the Confederacy's favour. JE Johnston took Baltimore, though I had to pull Longstreet back from Anapolis to prevent Johnston from getting encircled. 26_Baltimore.pn...
by Naturamix
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 10-12 West Very little happened outside VA. I'm beginning to question the wisdom of building two brigades in New Mexico as they are stalled outside of Ft Craig. 21_FW.png Maybe I should have bypassed it and gone straight to Santa Fe, but at this point I'll take it as quickly as possible and the...
by Naturamix
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 10-12 Virginia Apart from one very significant fact Virginia has been a great success. 14_JEJ.png JEJ pushed Milroy, which was great apart from a very significant fact. 15_Dead.png Stonewall Jackson died!!! I really am not too pleased about losing my best future Corps commander. It's going to b...
by Naturamix
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turn 5-9 Virginia In the East things are very comfortable for the CSA. This is deeply troubling. When the armies unlocked I paused briefly to ensure Stonewall's elite brigade was properly reinforced and then I threw the union out of Harpers Ferry region (I had held the town itself with militia since...
by Naturamix
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Turns 5-9 West We have had some light skirmishing in MO. 6_MO.png Shelby has been running around trying to rip rail lines and generally cause trouble whilst Lyon laid siege to Rolla, but fortunately I had already managed to blow the depot. 9_Rolla.png After a couple of rounds the defenders were fina...
by Naturamix
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Naturamix(CSA) vs Murtagks(USA) Freedom!* (exclusions may apply)

Greetings All, Murtagks and I decided to risk spamming the forum once again with a dual-view AAR. Unusually for me I will be the CSA. This is our tenth game and Murtagks has vowed to use my own dastardly Yankee tactics against me. I will certainly be stealing his good CSA ideas too. Turns 1-4 We had...
by Naturamix
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(USA) vs Murtagks(CSA) No-Grant Union
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: Naturamix(USA) vs Murtagks(CSA) No-Grant Union

Thank you, you are too kind.
Murtagks and I are about to start another AAR where we both post simultaneously so hopefully the next game will be good too.
by Naturamix
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(USA) vs Murtagks(CSA) No-Grant Union
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: Naturamix(USA) vs Murtagks(CSA) No-Grant Union

Turn 33-38 These last few turns finished off the Confederacy. Some maneuvering and battles took place around Memphis and Corinth, but there were two events that made Murtagks throw in the towel. Firstly I took New Orleans with all its iron works and armouries. New Orleans Win_77.png This city had re...
by Naturamix
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(USA) vs Murtagks(CSA) No-Grant Union
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: Naturamix(USA) vs Murtagks(CSA) No-Grant Union

Turn 31-32 A couple of turns in which the Union seems to be getting a strategic advantage. Texas keeps paying dividends Texas again_72.png Gilbert stormed ahead to Corinth and bumped into Van Dorn Corinth van dorn_71.png Hooker, now backed up with the biggest guns possible, managed to push Price off...
by Naturamix
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: CW2 AARs
Topic: Naturamix(USA) vs Murtagks(CSA) No-Grant Union
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: Naturamix(USA) vs Murtagks(CSA) No-Grant Union

Turn 28-30 Virginia, Two things happened in Virginia during this time: Attacking Stonewall turned out to be a bad idea. Shenandoah losses_65.png Even with the Union's material superiority this rate of attrition is not favourable. I pulled back to dig in. The other important event was that Robert E L...

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