marecone wrote:I agree. Rebs have to attack because later they will be outnumbered. Anyway, this turn will be very interesting. Can't wait to see what will happen with Grant .
Korrigan wrote:This turn resolution has been awesome to watch with 3 major battles longing several days...
- Burnside's taking of Hardeeville is a real bad news for the CSA. Especially as artillery superiority allowed Burnside to take the city without losing too much men. He has now the supply he was lacking and no confederate forces to oppose him.
- In Virginia, Longstreet attacked Francklin but he did not managed to obtain a decisive victory.
- In the Mississipi, Grant has defeated Johnston but did not manage to get a decisive victory.
What is your opinion? Are the CSA toasted?
Johnny Canuck wrote:I'm not sure if the CSA are doomed, but it certainly seems like they are in trouble now - nothing to oppose Burnside, & in addition to beating Johnston, it sounds like Grant is ready to attack again. It sounds like the situation at Hardeeville was a repeat of the historical defeat at Fort Donelson - they put too many troops into the garrison, which greatly impaired their ability to counter the Union forces after its fall.
In the larger picture, I think the CSA needs to develop some long-term strategic plans, particularly in terms of whether they want to prevent the Union from closing the Mississippi River. I think they also need to find a way to regain the initiative in the Western Theater - as long as Grant can move as he wants, I don't think the CSA can stop him.
aryaman wrote:I think CSA made a big mistake by moving main armies into close contact with the enemy. They should have gone for an in depth defense, with an strategic reserve to counter Union landings.
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