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Turn 15 orders (Ear Nov)

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:15 am
by Jim-NC
Old man winter shows up this turn. This will force the combatants to watch supply.


Orders - Butler's command is going to sea. Reinforcement of existing units. Lyon's command moves back to St. Louis. Most units are hunkering down against winter's chill. As they have sided with the CSA, the union has decided on a policy of Genocide against the plains Indians. Current Union inflation is 8%.
Purchases - 10 RR, 2 Mil, 3 Support, 2 Art, 1 River
Replacements - 1 Elite, 1 Supply
Event - [color="Red"]YMCA
The Trent Affair[/color]





Turn 15 orders continued

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:19 am
by Jim-NC

Orders - Bory and command are moving to Richmond. Reinforcements to Richmond and Memphis. The CSA inflation is 20%.
Purchases - 30 RR, 2 Mil
Replacements - 1 Elite




Turn 15 results

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:32 am
by Jim-NC
There were no battles this turn (the weather must have dampened thoughts of attack). I draw your attention to an odd occurrence. If you look below, the CSA thinks that the union has captured Louisville, while the Union thinks the town is not controlled. The point difference for this game is currently 301 in Manstein's favor. This dwarfs the difference from the other game (hosted by Daxil).





Turn 16 Orders (Late Nov)

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:07 am
by Jim-NC

Orders - Hooker goes to Washington. Butler's force (currently at sea) will move to join with McCall's command in Suffolk VA. The western forces will hold position.
Purchases - 10 RR, 4 Mil, 2 Artillery, 3 Support
Replacements - 1 Elite, 2 Inf, 1 Lt. Inf, 1 Supply
Event - Epidemic at Ft. Zachary
Union Armies/HQs are located at: Army of Tennessee (Louisville), HQ at Washington (not army yet)




Orders - Longstreet + 2 divisions to Edenton NC (south of Norfolk). In the west, Manstein will reinforce Memphis and wait.
Political Options - Print Money
Purchases - 150 RR, 3 Support
Replacements - 3 Inf, 3 Lt. Art, 3 Art
Events - [color="Red"]The Trent Affair[/color]
Confederate Armies/HQ - Army of Potomac (Richmond), HQ at Richmond, HQ at New Orleans



Turn 16 Results

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:09 am
by Jim-NC
There was not much action this turn (1 minor battle). Longstreet was able to march to Edenton (and capture it). There was a minor naval engagement.


Turn 16/17 interlude

Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:16 am
by Jim-NC
And here we have the disposition of forces for the combatants:

Union - 16 divisions
Washington DC - Hooker + 1 divisions
Norfolk - Butler + 3 divisions
Fredricksburg - Halleck + 3 divisions
Spotsylvania VA - Hamilton + 1 division
Charlottesville VA - Grant + 3 divisions
Bowling Greene - Fremont + 1 division
Fts Henry&Donelson - Keys + 1 division
Island # 10 - Hurlbut + 1 division
St. Louis - Lyon + 1 division
Louisville - Asboth + 1 division

Confederate - 16 divisions
Richmond - Johnston + 4 divisions
Edenton NC - Longstreet + 2 divisions
Richmond - PGT Bory + 3 divisions
Richmond - Lee + 2 divisions
Nashville - Bragg + 2 divisions
Memphis - Polk + 2 divisions
Little Rock - Van Dorn + 1 division

Turn 17 orders (Early December)

Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:46 pm
by Jim-NC
Now that you know about the divisions for the combatants, here's their orders:


Orders - Hooker + division to Norfolk by sea. Butler currently holds Norfolk with an entrenchment level of 3. L Wallace is moving to Humphreys TN.
Purchases - 30 RR, 2 HQs
Replacements - 1 Elite, 2 Inf, 1 Lt Inf, 1 Supply
Event - [color="Red"]Tent Affair - Union Apologizes
RR Crash[/color]




Orders - Joe Johnston + 4 divisions are moving by rail with orders to assault Norfolk this turn. The AOM is formed in NO by AS Johnston. Manstein sends more reinforcements to Memphis. Due to the large movements by rail this turn, Manstein orders construction of 100 locomotives.
Purchases - 100 RR
Replacements - 1 Inf



This last picture shows the state of the AOP HQ unit. The confederates have purchased no replacements for HQ units yet, and so it has taken damage, and is in no fit condition for fighting.


Turn 17 results

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:12 am
by Jim-NC
There were 2 major and 1 minor battles this turn. Both major battles occurred in Norfolk VA. As a result, the confederates lost approximately 12,000 men (including the retreat hits). The union lost only 6,300 men. A very bloody 2 day battle, which the south can not afford for long. The confederates went from fewer casualties to almost even this turn.



And here are the results:


Turn 18 orders (Late Dec)

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:44 am
by Jim-NC

Orders - Butler forms the Army of the James (AOJ) in Norfolk. There are some slight reinforcements, but mostly the front is static due to the weather.
Purchases - 10 RR, 5 Artillery
Replacements - 4 Inf, 1 Supply
Events - [color="Red"]The "Coffee Mill" Guns
The 1862 crop of generals appear
General Thomas arrives
Admiral Porter arrives
4 Militia Disband at the end of the year[/color]




Orders - The AOP moves to Suffolk by rail (to challenge the new AOJ). The ANV moves by rail to Richmond to refit. In the west, reinforcements continue to stream into Memphis. Manstein has chosen to move his defences further north, sending Polk's command to Columbus KY and Hardee's command to Paduch KY.
Political Options - Embargo Cotton, Print Money, Exceptional Taxes, Call for volunteers with $1,000 bounty, Full Mobilization.
Purchases - 12 Regular Bdes, 5 Irregular, 34 Militia, 2 Artillery
Replacements - 5 Inf, 1 Lt. Inf, 2 Cav
Events - [color="Red"]The 1862 generals appear
3 Militia and 1 Bushwackers disbanded[/color]



Turn 18 Results

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:35 am
by Jim-NC
I forgot to mention that the CSA had event [color="Red"]"The Trent Affair"[/color] part 2.

During this turn, both sides honored a Christmas truce. There were no major or minor battles. FI is up 11 points due to the embargo.


As we come to the end of 1861, we can reflect on the carnage. Manstein is up 235 points (on this half of the campaign), as well as 15 NM points. FI sits at 40 (not a bad number for the end of 1861). There have been over 98,000 combat losses. The union has managed to capture Norfolk, but not much else, and has had an army (trapped around Richmond) and a command of 12,000 (river assaulting Memphis) destroyed during combat. The confederates have almost as many losses (not a good sign), without any major disasters. NM has see-sawed up and down during the course of the campaign. A new year beckons the combatants to more bloodshed, as neither side wants to concede defeat.